MUSIC VIDEOS
25.11.2014: "BROILER / RAYS OF LIGHT" - MUSIC VIDEO GRADING

Director Christian F. Schüssler is back with another energetic music video. This time he has created a punchy piece for Broiler.
The video was shot by DOP Espen Olsen featuring loverly anamorphic images. I simply LOVE the artifacts that the Kowa Anamorphic lenses give,
they add something really special to the images.

Broiler (aka DJ Broiler) are a very popular duo here in Norway. They have had several hit-singles on the Norwegian charts.
Broiler have changed their musical style somewhat, and are now concentrating on making commercial electronic music for the dance-floor,
in the vein of David Guetta and Avicii.

The director and DOP wanted a vibrant look, where the club scenes were warm and punchy
and the other storylines had a colder complimentary colour-contrast.
After some initial look-creation on key-shots, we found where we wanted to take different things and went all-in!

I did the grade in my trusty weapon of choice, DaVinci Resolve 11. The grade involved quite a bit of tracking to isolate people
in the foreground from the colder cyan coloured backgrounds. Resolve never let me down.
The flexible motion-tracker and improved keying tools helped a lot during qualifying some of the more difficult keys.
I graded on a pre-conformed 10bit dpx sequence (RedColor3 / RedLogFilm), which gave all I needed to get the job done.
Usually I like grading directly on the RED-RAW-files, but due to the tight deadline, a pre-conformed sequence saved precious time.

Enough nerdy talk.

Turn up the volume and grasp the sun!

Credit shortlist:
Artist: Broiler
Label: Universal Music Norway
Management: Sky Agency
Production company: Viper Film & iProduksjon
Producer: Niklas Røseth / Christian F. Schüssler
Director / VFX / Editor: Christian F. Schüssler
Cinematographer: Espen Olsen
Editor: Jonas Aarø
VFX: Christian F. Schüssler / Pål Christian Aarø
Colourist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Technical details:
Duration: 4:00 min
Original Format: RED Epic
Release Format: Full HD
Aspect: Full frame 2.40:1

Post-production gear:
Grade: Da Vinci Resolve
Online / VFX: Adobe After Effects / Nuke

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