Bread Short Film

Behind The Curtain – Shot Matching ‘Bread’

March 13, 2018

In part two of grading the bread short film, Dan dives into the matching side of things. Although it's the least glamorous part of grading it's also the most important.


Part Two: Grading the Short Film ‘Bread’

In this Insight we are going to take a look at the matching aspect of the grade on the bread short film that I recently graded for a friend.

The Match

The match on this project is a tricky one.

Due to the material being rec709 and compressed the shadows and highlights are right on the edge in some shots.

I show you my approach to the match including using the same node structure across all shots to help it stay consistent.

I also keep my matching as simple as possible. Start with Offset for balance and exposure and tune the final 5% with the log controls or lift gamma and gain.

It’s a lot easier to show matching than righting about it so let’s jump to the video!

A breakdown of the ideas and processes I cover in the video below :

  • Realtime Matching
  • Don’t Get Stuck On One Shot!
  • Focus On One Or Two Things At A Time
  • Dont’ Shape And Match At The Same Time
  • Realtime Matching Including Mistakes

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