After it’s LFF premiere Blackwood was featured in the Hollywood Reporter: “Beautifully shot on digital 35mm in golden-bronze hues, Blackwood has the high-spec visual polish of a much bigger production.” Well here is the news, the film was actually shot on Red Epic and it was graded by Dado Valentic deploying Mytherapy’s famous film stock emulation. Thanks Hollywood Reporter, we are so happy that we managed to fool you it made our day!
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We have been working with John Downer Productions in Bristol to deliver the 3D version of their critically acclaimed BBC/Discovery series Earthflight 3D. The 3D version is a complete new cut of the acclaimed BBC series, which has gone through the entire DI process again. Our Chief Colourist, Dado Valentic, has been hard at work grading the stereoscopic footage and doing all the necessary adjustments. Other services provided include the mastering of the theatrical version and all deliverables for the 3D TV broadcast.
In 2009, Neill Blomkamp had his directorial debut with ‘District 9’. The feature, which reportedly cost only $30 million, grossed over $200 million and was also a critical success. Its raw naturalistic visual approach was one of the reasons for much of the praise. Despite being a science fiction film set in an alien populated South Africa the film Look is extremely realistic.
Due to its critical and box-office success there were strong rumors that Blomkamp follow-up project would be a sequel to ‘Distric 9’, however he decided instead to create a new post-apocalyptical world in ‘Elysium’.
With ‘Only God Forgives’, Nicolas Winding Refn’s new feature, opening nationwide in the UK today, we turn our attention to the colours of on of our most favourite films ‘Drive’.
It is impossible to create a Colourist Hall of Fame without talking about Stephen Nakamura from Company 3, one of the pioneers of DI colour grading. Since early 2000s Nakamura has worked with many iconic directors and DPs such as Martin Scorsese and Michael Ballhaus (The Departed), Quentin Tarantino and Robert Richardson (Kill Bill: Vol. 1, Kill Bill: Vol 2), and Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski (The Terminal) as well as Ridley Scott (Robin Hood, Prometheus).
Rencently Nakamura wrote at length about the experience of grading ‘Prometheus’ on Creativecow’s website. Amongst some of the challenges described by him was creating different grades for each deliverable (six in total).
Shot over the summer of 2012, ‘Wayland’s Song’ is an indie feature film about a man who goes on a dramatic journey looking for his daughter upon returning from Afghanistan. The movie was written and directed by Richard Jobson best known for his time as lead singer of the punk rock band The Skids and later for his modelling work.
‘The Maid’ is coming-of-age drama written and directed by Paul Emmanuel about Jack, a troubled and lonely young man, who falls in love with Maria, his estranged father’s beautiful and mysterious French maid.
The film is expected to be released in 2013 and Mytherapy has been working close with the director and producers grading and finishing the film, editing and mastering the trailer and designing the poster.
The Science and Technology Council (STC) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS) development committee has been working on a new colour science for motion pictures since 2004. Academy Colour Encoding Specification (ACES) is a new technological development designed to streamline post-production and finishing.
Throughout December and January Mytherapy has been working with Wildcard on Adam Wimpenny’s directorial debut ‘Blackwood’. Starring Ed Stoppard and Sophia Myles, ‘Blackwood’ is a thriller about a history professor who starts having visions of a masked boy after he moves to a large country house. ‘Blackwood’ was shot by one of our favourites DoPs Dale McCready. Dale has chosen to shoot with anamorphic lenses using Red Epic.