Bread Short Film

Behind The Curtain – Bread Short Film Part One

March 7, 2018

In this new series, Dan is showing a real-time grade of the bread short film he graded recently. Shot in less than ideal conditions with natural light on a compressed camera, it's a great chance to see the good the bad and the ugly from the grading suite.


Part One: Bread Short Film Grading

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

The Grade

This project is a great one to share behind the curtain on. It was a free grade for a friend who went out and shot in the snow for fun.

The reason is it’s awesome is it has real-world problems and it wasn’t shot with any lights, on a compressed camera with normal lenses.

It also wasn’t even shot log!

It’s a much harder grade than most footage I use here on Mixing Light so it should be great to show my approach to footage that doesn’t respond as you expect.

This series literally starts from the beginning and will continue on to the end with a finished grade.

If I’m being to slow or detailed please do let me know and I’ll try and speed them up a bit!

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

  • Deciding on a look that will add to the feel of the film
  • Matching reference stills
  • Testing the look across multiple shots before sharing with the client
  • Re-checking the grade against the references halfway through
  • Initial grade set using primaries and highlight control.

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