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Beam Germany – Colorgrading

On 12.11.2013 eazy-entertainment was at Beam-Germany GmbH in Frankfurt. We shot the german part for an international internal campaign. As we had the possibility to  look after a proper lighting durig the shoot and Beam-Germany offered us an interesting setting, we got very excited about the forthcoming color grading after we had finished the shooting. Because all takes were shot with the Black Magic Cinema Camera and the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera there was no need for big color corrections and we could start right away with our color grading in DaVinci Resolve. We didn’t shoot raw CinemaDNG but ProRes422(HQ) because of the smaller memory requirements and the missing raw-support for the Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera (software version 1.5 implementing the raw-fuction had just been released  on 12.11). So it was even more astonishing how much we were able to do in DaVinci Resolve with ProRes under good lighting conditions. Altogether we decided to use a warm, classic-movie like look, similar to the one used for „Mad Men“. Have a look…  
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before grading

JB_Glas_Graded

after grading

Postproduction BMCC workflow

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As announced we report you about the postproduction workflow from the Dr. Hauss shoot. After copying the material from the SSDs to our Server, we could look about which shots should be used and which not, by watching the Cinema-DNG previews in DaVinci Resolve. That way we could localize the clips fast and export them as proxies (ProRes 433 (LT)) in Rec709-colorspace. (mehr …)