By Devon On

In Portfolio

Overview

Nonstop color for days.

Doing color for the “Leslie” music video was very thorough and, in the end, very tuned up. Working with Director Eric Kallevig was a lot of fun and I definitely consider him a great friend after this experience. The original thoughts behind the tone for this video changed a bit in the process. I’d say we started out a bit more washed out with more of a deep brown palette but we eventually brought in more color & warmth. I hope you enjoy.


The Process

Be Remote

I worked remotely with the director for this video. We sent back and forth a lot of jpeg stills and ideas through email. It allowed Eric to really sit and think about what he wanted, comparing the stills, and sometimes check QTs with his original picture lock and previous versions of stills. I would grab a nice graded frame in resolve and give him that alongside the log and balanced image. From there he would give me notes and I would repeat the whole thing. A remote session or live session would have been much easier but it wasn’t possible for us at

It allowed Eric to really sit and think about what he wanted, comparing the stills, and sometimes check QTs with his original picture lock and previous versions of stills.

 


The Gear

My magic tools.

Color was all done in Davinci Resolve 9. Since this project I have since updated through several new Resolve updates which is vital. Their updates are always huge.
I got to use the Tangent Wave Panel as my control surface. It is a pretty smooth and comfortable panel. If you are looking for something that integrates into Resolve easily and is rather comfortable this is perfect. It’s also pretty portable.
For monitoring I got to use the amazing Dolby PRM-4200 ref monitor. This thing is absolutely gorgeous. Perfect picture. No complaints.

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