Our color grading process includes the following stages.
Working closely with the director and cinematographer, we can help design an overall style for the project, as well as for individual scenes.
Supported Formats: DaVinci Resolve Project, Adobe Premiere Pro Project, XML, EDL, or AAF.
The first stage involves preparing the project for grading. An exported version of the picture-locked film is required to verify that the conforming process remains aligned to the edit.
Some effects like speed changes may look slightly different after the project is conformed (various software algorithms handle it differently). To preserve the frames of a speed change, first export the shot as a separate clip and replace it in the edit beforehand.
Initial Color Pass
Based on any initial notes and direction, the first color pass is performed. This can include setting the overall look for a scene and matching various shots together for continuity.
We can also assist with integrating the grade with visual effects. An example of VFX integration is outlined in our Hoshino case study.
A second color pass is performed, implementing any additional feedback, and the final look is dialed in.
The project is then exported to the desired delivery format, along with any necessary colorspace transformations.
|Project Type||Avg. Length||Est. Timeframe||Commercial||Avg. Length15-60 sec.||Est. Timeframe5 Days|
|Short Film||Avg. Length10-20 min.||Est. Timeframe10 Days|
|Television||Avg. Length30-60 min.||Est. Timeframe20 Days|
|Feature||Avg. Length90-180 min.||Est. Timeframe30 Days|
Depending on the project’s scope and delivery requirements, cost and timeframes may vary. Please contact us with your specific project details.