Shot Matching Commercial

Shot Matching – Learning Through A Commercial Case Study

March 1, 2016

Dan shares a job as a commercial case study in shot matching - from pristine stock footage to constantly changing clouds.


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I’m a huge believer in sharing any work that I can, so I’ve dug out a great commercial that I worked on for a commercial case study on shot matching

The hardest part about learning how to shot match is first and foremost knowing what’s wrong with the image in the first place!

With that in mind I thought instead of diving right into matching black levels I’d add an extra insight that focuses on a job that I have matched

I have the before and afters of a commercial I graded just before the holidays this year.

It has pretty much every kind of issue that you see on a daily basis – from the time of day changes to matching purchased stock footage to pristine Alexa raw footage.

I’d love to know your thoughts on how long you think this grade took me?

The main reason I ask is I always try and emphasize that shot matching is the most time-consuming part of a grade.

If people didn’t get so bored shot matching a lot more projects would look a million times better.

That’s good news for us though…it keeps us in our jobs!!

Enjoy!

-Dan

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