Congratulations to Johnny Milner on winning Best Director at the 2019 Canberra Short Film Festival for his short film The Chosen Vessel.
I was fortunate enough to grade this wonderful film. Shot by Michael Ortiz, primarily in vLog on a Panasonic GH4, I had a lot of latitude to take the shots into a darker, more morbid space in line with Johnny’s vision.
There is a distinct difference between colour correction and colour grading. You can colour correct a project with a standard LUT (Lookup Table) to give you, say, an Alexa look. But at BY GEORGE STUDIOS, using DaVinci Resolve to colour grade gives us the flexibility to customise a look that adds to the aesthetics and tone of each individual project. It’s all about what serves the story and the Director’s vision, sometimes a subtle touch, sometimes a bold statement. Colour grading is another crucial part of the creative process I love being part of.