graded with the Da Vinci Resolve for Mac

Directed by Paul Soriano
Photography by Odie Flores
Shot with RED, Canon DSLRs and Weisscam

With the growing technology today, one can basically shoot crap, and still have a chance that it might come out beautiful in the end, given some investment in quality post-production. BUT, that’s not the case in Thelma. As digital colourist for the movie, I want the world to know, that there were barely any clean-ups or sky replacements done. The movie was shot beautifully.

I was awestruck when I first saw the raw material. Odie Flores is brilliant! All his skies were intact without compromising his subjects and foregrounds. As for the night scenes, shooting in a province, they probably didn’t do much lighting and just used available light. But, even so, everything was crisp and clean.
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Meranti // grading Canon DSLR

graded with the Da Vinci Resolve

Directed by Jose Ticsay

I love the time lapse shots here. I did make two separate grades for each shot that show two different times of the day. They dissolved them into each other to get more of that time moving feel.

I believe they used canon cameras for those time lapses. Isn’t that amazing? Canons are starting to be common for shooting TVCs nowadays, which makes them much cheaper to produce, I suppose. Still, they’re not Film, RED or Arri. But, they’ll definitely do those jobs that are impossible for big bulky cameras.

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Coming Soon: Thelma

thelma, Paul Soriano, Odie Flores, Mark Victor, Toni Gozum

I tell you, this film by Paul Soriano, has the most picturesque shots. I graded the whole thing with the Resolve. I must give credit, as well, to Odie Flores, Director of Photography for Thelma, who gave me such healthy material to work with. I don’t think I would have worked and finished as fast, if not for his work, even with the real-time speed of the Resolve.

I’m crazy excited for this film! It’s due to come out early this summer, I believe. Watch out for it!


graded with the Da Vinci Resolve
Directed and Lighted by yours truly 🙂
Shot with a Canon 5d mk2
with the guidance of Direk Matthew Rosen

I attended a Cinematography Workshop by Direk Matthew Rosen, and in our last days, we each shot our own projects. Content didn’t matter, just the cinematography. But, I still wanted a bit of story in there somehow.

It’s not exactly what I imagined but, close enough, given the time, which was suppose to be just 45 minutes to set up and shoot, that turned out to be more for most of us. I like it, still.


graded with the DaVinci Resolve for Mac
Director: Mark Querubin
Camera: Canon 5d mkII

I think you can guess why I like this project.

The first video is a viral. Here’s the actual TVC, which actually went on to air in cinemas, as well, I believe.


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