Nominations 2018

British Arrows Best Colorist Nominations 2018

April 21, 2018

Dan Moran shares his thoughts on the best commercial color grade nominations 2018. Top work from excellent colorists are great sources of ideas.


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The most prestigious grading awards here in the UK has just announced it’s Best Colorist Nominations 2018, so I’d like to take you through them and discuss my thoughts – and hear yours.

This year we’ve taken a very clear turn back to retro styling and either shooting on film or emulating film.

The 2017 nominations featured lots of clean modern style “digital” grades. This year’s nominations are almost an inverse of that style selection and see softer images, with filmic contrast and 35mm style colour as a clear statement of stylistic choice.

As always, I love to try and guess the winner and would love you to do the same.

Once you’ve watched all entries please do comment below on your favourite and why you think it should win.

 

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9 thoughts on “British Arrows Best Colorist Nominations 2018”

  1. The UK seems to have a healthy fetish for old-timey Hollywood Romance (and the Lacoste and Debenhams pull it off very well)!

    For me, it’s a toss-up between Diesel and Debenhams. I reacted differently to the Diesel ad’s use of Film scratches and dirt…to me the “laid-on-top” artificial look of these fx seems stylistic and make the image feel more modern than if it was just mimicking an organic film texture. I enjoyed it.

    Just my two cents CDN!

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