We’ve been working on the grading of the film for a couple of weeks now. As we all know, a picture is worth a thousand words, so here’s photographic evidence of the sort of thing we are doing to improve the film and better engross you the viewer into the atmosphere of our story. This top-to-bottom comparison shows before and after the grading process for one particular shot.
We’ve been spending all of this week grading the picture for the film. When you shoot a film, it takes such a long time that the lighting changes between each take and each shot within a scene, because the sun is constantly moving. It’s therefore necessary to tweak the colours of each shot (or grade them), so that they match and give the appearance of taking place in the same space and time. Next week we will start working on finishing off the film’s soundtrack.
This is a major moment in the life of a film - the picture lock. Up until now we’ve spent every waking moment agonising over each and every shot in each and every scene. “Should we trim a few frames off this?”, “Maybe this shot would be better if we placed it at the end of the scene?”, etc. That’s all over now. We’ve moved into a new phase of the making of the film - setting the look and sound of ‘The Redeeming’. We’ll be colouring the shots to make them look ‘just so’, co