Posts tagged colorist
Color Leap

Another great partnership with the talented creatives at I Am Mr. Smith, a local Bay Area production company, and we at Sutro are doing all their color grading for upcoming video projects.

Continuing on the successful collaboration for the JFK Graduation video earlier this year, we have now completed another color timing session for a video about the LEAP initiative. We'll refrain from going into specifics about the story yet, but since we're so passionate about creating cinematic images in everything we do, we wanted to show you a quick before and after straight from our grading software.

We're still doing some final tweaks to the grading, but it just goes to show how subtle differences in color and lighting can help tell the story in a much more engaging and powerful way.

If you have any questions about our color timing services, please shoot us a message.

Bumper Madness

The film festival bumpers we worked on for SXSW that we did the VFX and Color Grading for keep getting great feedback in the blogosphere. Now that the film festival madness is over, some interviews are coming out that share some of the vision and ideas behind these awesome bumpers.

Read out the latest one, thanks to the always insanely talented team of Saschka Unseld and Kyle Ranson-Walsh, who hired us to work with them on finalizing the post-production for these.

Fun times!

http://www.shutterstock.com/blog/the-story-behind-the-awesome-intro-clips-at-the-2015-sxsw-film-festival

Grading Commercials

We just completed color grading a couple of commercials produced by Kyle Ranson-Walsh (kyleransonwalsh.com) in NYC. Using Dropbox for transferring files, and Google Hangouts for note sessions, this was a perfect little exercise in one of our biggest passions: color.

We won't mention the client quite yet, so stay tuned for an update, but until then have a look at the screenshots below to get a feel for how important color grading is in video/film.

Do you have a project you need to color grade? Let us know!

Before grading the picture is pretty flat, you don't know where to look, and overall looks dull and lifeless.

After grading you know where to look. In this case, the brightest value of skin tones is with our main character working on his laptop to the left. Color values are balanced, highlights and low values as well in tune with the rest of the commercial, and skin tones are appealing.