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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Victory // Resolve 8

Director: Mark Querubin

The new Resolve 8 will be coming out soon! They said it has big updates that include a multilayer timeline! Thank you! I’m looking forward to the new features! I hope they come out with Blend Modes next!

Handy Nodes

Da Vinci Resolve Color Grading, Toni Gozum

When you’re grading for advertising, your clients will want the product in the shots to be the EXACT SAME COLOR as the real thing (or at least the artwork). Even if you have this surreal treatment for the rest of the image, the product has to be as realistic as possible. And, most likely, you’ll be isolating each color on that product to get it to match.

Here’s where nodes come in pretty handy! This little technique saves me a lot of time, especially if your product is moving and you need to track it. It’s not just useful for product shots, but for those things you intend to have a lot of keys in.

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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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graded with the Da Vinci Resolve
Directed by Matthew Rosen
Camera used was RED Mysterium X

I woke up one morning to the ring of my cellphone. It was direk’s line producer calling. This was a week before the scheduled grading session, so, I wondered why she was calling me.

I nervously answered, “Hello?”

“Toni,” she said, “direk has a question for you.”

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