I’m happy to present you this piece I graded back in September. It’s finally out. It’s a promo video for HiFi streaming speakers by Bluesound. The clip was produced by MOM Industries and I was hired by Studio Plasma to grade it.
The plan was to give it a “coffee shop” look without going for the washy black hipster look. It had to be warm without being hot. This could be easily overdone in the appartement. One the grade was done it was sent to VFX where they translated the annoying sounds of everyday life into these square glitches.
Here is the promo clip:
Based on a choreography by Isabelle Boulanger, two dancers evolve in four different sets. Each set, representing a different room, was painted in a different color. To save time, DP Simon Duhamel used a gelled 12K to wash the white cyclo with the different colors. In the grading room, I only had to enhance those colors, bring back the different elements by removing unwanted color casts and make sure these color were broadcast safe.
Surprisingly, this dance video doesn’t use much cuts but comes out as a very active piece. Most of the dynamics are the results of the steady cam following the dancers across the sets. The result is a movie that is both an eye candy and an ear worm.
Here are some still pull off to explain the grades I did:
Here is the video:
Réalisateurs : Julien Vallée & Eve Duhamel
Maison de production : Vallée Duhamel
D.O.P : Simon Duhamel
Superviseur VFX + post production : Joshua Sherrett – Workshop
Montage : David Valiquette
Étalonnage : Mathieu Marano