SHORT / NOVEL FILMS
15.01.2014: "AMAZON" - SHORT FILM GRADING

We meet Olaf who at an early age discovered that his mother had been a soft-porn-star.
This troubling fact marked him for life. He sets out to confront Mr. Mega Korv (Mr. Mega Sausage) in hope that it might be his father.

The idea behind this rather quirky comedy made me laugh straight away when DOP / Director Torkel Riise Svenson told me about the story at a party.
I simply had to work on this film. It was great fun exploring the color-scheme with Riise Svenson and the other co-director Jim Hansen.

"Amazon" was shot on RED Scarlet, and a large number of the shots where shot with HDRx.
This made the grade slightly more complicated than usual, since you have two separate exposures to choose from (A-track & X-track).
But there is a huge benefit. Recovery of highlight detail in areas of sunlight and skies is a lot easier. The latitude always surprises me.
Together with the 4K resolution, you have a lot of information to work with. All the VFX where done by Riise Svenson at 4K DPX.

I graded the film on Davinci Resolve MAC with a Christie 2K projector.

All in all, Torkel and Jim are great guys to work with. I hope to co-operate on more projects in the near future.

The film has it´s premiere at Tromsø International Filmfestival 2014 in the Overdrive-program Friday 14th January.

Credit shortlist:
Production Company: Sweet FIlms
Producers: Joachim Lyng, Magnus Ramsdalen
Screenwriters / Directors: Jim Hansen & Torkel Riise Svenson
Cast: Frank Ole Sætrang, Göran Forsmark, Kine Salvesen, Filip Bråthen
Cinematographer:Torkel Riise Svenson
Editor:Torkel Riise Svenson
VFX & Online: Torkel Riise Svenson
Sound Design: Rune Hansen
Colourist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Full credits:
IMDB page

Facts:
Released: January 2014
Camera: RED Scarlet
Aspect: 1:1.66
Duration: 13 minutes
Distribution: 2K DCP

Post-production gear:
Online: Adobe After Effects
Grade: Da Vinci Resolve (MAC)
Mastering: DVS Clipster

 

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