Colorist: Factory of Lies

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January 19, 2016 | 1-Exposing The Crew, Colorist

SHORT FILM:

Factory of Lies

CHOSEN FOR:

Color Correction

CREW HIGHLIGHT:

Tyler Roth

“Young filmmakers are often trying to figure out how to obtain the “film look” for their projects.  There are hundreds of components, but there are some quick tips to obtaining that “film look”.  Proper frame rate, shallow depth of field, proper aspect ratio, camera technique, and last but from from least, color correction.” – Justin Jackola

After watching this short film, Justin Jackola (Director at JJack Productions) stated, “Young filmmakers are often trying to figure out how to obtain the “film look” for their projects.  There are hundreds of components, but there are some quick tips to obtaining that “film look”.  Proper frame rate, shallow depth of field, proper aspect ratio, camera technique, and last but from from least, color correction.”

Hi everyone and thanks for joining us here at Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

This week’s ETC HIGHLIGHT is “Factory of Lies”.  Written by Hamzah Jamjoom and Patrick Wimp, this film tells the story of a shrewd but religious pawnbroker who must choose between life and death on the hottest day of the year.

Although colorists are often overlooked in low-budget films, it can help elevate a video to the next level.  Which is why we chose to EXPOSE the colorist for this film, Tyler Roth.

In 2012, correction and finishing was done by Optimus Chicago’s Senior Colorist Tyler Roth.  Tyler stated that he used a Baselight 8 system running to a TVLogic grading monitor and a Panasonic 12 series client monitor. Tyler worked with the team to create a cool, steely look outside and a more distinct warmer tone for the inside.  Based on the point of view, the technique used was altered in order to assist the viewer’s perspective.

When I asked Tyler about his experience he stated, “Because we had the liberty and motivation to create two distinct palettes and employ some color/vfx techniques it was definitely a fun and interesting film to be a part of.”

“Artists are just children who refuse to put down their crayons.” – Al Hirschfeld

Thank you for watching this weeks “EXPOSED” short film, and reading our new blog Exposing the Crew: A Place for Chicago-made Short Films!

See you next Tuesday!
Ryan

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