Colour correction on Swerve… myself and Sla hoped it would take us two good days… then WHAM… one more little technical issue… it takes two tricksy months.
But despite yet another frustrating set back…over the course of two nights this week… with random snow and storms outside… I had the pleasure of sitting quietly in the shadows behind Al… in the edit suite of the Cartoon Saloon. That was pretty cool!
I was really looking forward to learning a bit about the colour correction/grading process… it turns out the colour correction/grading process is a language I don’t speak… thankfully Al does. And thanks to the absolute legends in the Saloon, we were able to lock down the colour correction using their broadcast monitor. In the building where Oscar nominated magic happens in this town… and there I was drinking tea and saying things like “that bit there… is it too magenta!?” or “Yellow you’re melting my face” and Sla would know what I was talking about… he’d spend a few minutes working on it… I’d get distracted on snapchat or making more posters… and then the colour correction was suddenly and finally done!
Realistically it only took us two good nights. And they were good nights!
Last night I watched the third pass of the colour corrected cut… on a projector… and suddenly after nearly two years of squinting at the film in small boxes on computer screens it grows to an entire sitting room wall… in a room with a hyper-active ninja kitten… even she stopped to watch it at one stage!?
We’ve got one more phase of work on the picture to finish… and we’ve finally started the music and sound design. It’s another stage I’ve been looking forward to, happy in the knowledge that I can’t write music but I know a lad who can.
And I’ve also started to have production meetings about finally working on something else.
2015… here we go!
“When Colour Correction Goes Bad!”
You know you’re on the same page when you show up at the first proper meeting for music and sound design… and you’re dressed the same!?
I won’t show the cast full scenes until it’s fully finished… but I like to snap them random clips that then delete themselves.