From The Grading Room Wonderful Life

From The Grading Room – Wonderful Life

May 31, 2016

Dan shares parts of his conversation about the grade on recent wonderful life commercial grade.


I had the pleasure of recently grabbing a beer and talking grading with Jean-Clément Soret the Global Creative Director of Colour Grading at MPC London.

As you all know I’m a huge fan of his work and we spoke about one commercial in particular.

I think it would be great if you could watch the commercial before reading on!

The Commercial

Now that you’ve seen it what were your honest thoughts?

My honest thoughts is that it was mostly shot on films with perhaps a couple of Alexa shots thrown in.

The only thing that was half suspicious was the 16:9 aspect on the more 8mm looking footage but I’ve had people do that many times before.

Well I was totally wrong.

The whole commercial was a combination of Alexa with Panavision B Series anamorphics and Alexa mini with Cooke S2 lenses.

I was very very surprised.

The grade is incredibly filmic and feels very authentic to my eyes.

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