Late last year I graded the music video for ‘Cocaine’ by Royce da 5’9”, directed by Joe Lafleur for Safehouse Productions and shot by Eric Talesnick on an ARRI AMIRA.Read More
In July of this year I graded the music video for So Loki’s ‘Elephant Man’, co-directed by Jevan Crittenden and Steve Kim and shot by Nate Slaco.Read More
On my Instagram story last week I put out a roll of Portra 400 I'd shot in its entirety and got some decent feedback from it, so I figured it'd be a good opportunity to post a few impressions from a recent pickup.Read More
Edward and Leo had been with the team for a couple weeks making a documentary on their pre-season training camp and had the idea to stage some shots and shoot a commercial while they were over there.Read More
The video was shot between LA, BC, Tasmania and New Zealand on various RED bodies and DJI drones. I decided to grade this project in ACES as I've found the image you get from an IDT for REDlog film going to a REC 709 ODT is better than any of the various R3D colour/gamma settings RED themselves has ever been able to produce.Read More
Late last year I graded a spec commercial for Levi's created by New York based director Carlos Felipe.
Carlos had shot the video between New York and Los Angeles over 18 months, all run'n'gun using only available light. We decided on a look that would emulate Kodak Portra film photography, using the warmth in the talents' skin tones that had resulted from shooting the majority of the project at golden hour.Read More
I sometimes hear certain cinematographers or colour timers explain that you can really create the film’s “look” using digital colour timing. That doesn’t make any sense to me. The visual identity of a film is created when it is shot, period.
Roger Deakins talking about his latest film Sicairo in an interview with the AFC...Read More