90s video Review

Grading Challenge – 90s Video Review

September 29, 2018

Dan shares his 90s video review and his attempt at going bold, bright soft and crushed in this grading challenge.


Grading Challenge – Reviewing Your Work

Plus My 90s Grade

Time for our 90s video review session.

First off sorry to all the people that took part in the feedback from me. My goal was to be annoying and as difficult as possible.

It was great to see how everyone first approached the challenge and worked on feedback.

I do a small review of everyone’s work at the start of the video below (anonymously of course) but it was safe to say they were all wild enough.

This challenge has made me wish I had been around to grade in the 90s.

It was a time free from clients basing the grade on what they saw on Instagram that week, getting opinions from countless people around the globe on the grade and having to do 37 versions in all the aspect ratios you can dream of.

In the spirit of behind the curtain, I approached this shot fresh with no preparation to show my thought process in an honest fashion.

I love sharing things like this but if you would prefer me to edit these a lot tighter please let me know in the comments and I can make an effort to move back to a more pre-practiced rebuild of what I have done.

In the video below I feature:

  • Emulating a technique huge in London in the Pandora Pogle grading days
  • Approaching the 90s Style Look
  • Approaching the texture and image degradation using Resolve FX
  • Taking the 90s look to “11” by matching a “Matchbox Twenty – Real World” neon blue grade

Requests For The Next Challenge

I’d love to do some more Challenges in this series as I find giving awful client feedback a lot of fun.

Are there any areas that you would like to be briefed on?

The obvious areas are food, beauty, music videos and cars but are there more specific situations you’d like to see?

If so please do let me know.

If you’ve got any questions, be sure to leave a comment!


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