07.12.2012: "Dag" season 3 - TV Drama Grading

The relationship counsellor Dag Refsnes is back on the Scandinavian TV-screens in January 2013.
Season three gives the fans ten brand new episodes, jam-packed with weird and wonderful happenings from Dag's twisted universe.

Dag fights his everyday demons, still not sure how to maintain a proper relationship with his girlfriend Eva while trying to be a responsible father for her child.

The series features an all-star lineup of Scandinavian actors. Atle Antonsen as Dag, Anders Baasmo Christiansen as his one-tracked-minded friend Benedikt, Agnes Kittelsen as Dag's playful secretary and Tuva Novotny as Eva. Rolf Lassgård as Dag's private therapist Ernst. Danish actress Iben Hjejle plays a mysterious women from Eva's past.
It turns out that “she” was actually a “he”, and is the father of Eva´s child.

Director / writer Øystein Karlsen has a firm grip on the storytelling and has shown yet again his great talent for creating interesting characters and cool straight to the point dialog. His scriptwriting partner in arms is the uber-talented Kristopher Schau.

This is the third season I have the honour to grade. This season was shot entirely on Canon C300 cameras, which has given an enormous improvement in image quality compared to what the Canon 1DmkIV DSLRs used on season one and two achieved. The C300s shot in Canon Log mode, giving even more grading latitude.
The images are still only 8bit 4:2:2 MPEG2 (basically the XDCAM HD codec), but under the right circumstances the images are beautiful.
Not quite as good as Arri Alexa or RED, but the C300 holds up well.

Together with DOP Pål Bugge Haagenrud and director Øystein Karlsen, we created a high contrast "edgy" grade that we think complements the story well.
The entire season is being graded on Da Vinci Resolve (MAC), giving limitless creative possibilities.

The first episode airs on Norwegian TV2, Thursday 17th January 2013.
The show will also be aired in Denmark and Sweden at a later date. Don't miss it!

Meanwhile, check out the season three teaser!

Credit shortlist:
Production Company: Kamera Kameratene AS
Producers: Anders Tangen, Øystein Karlsen & Pål Bugge Haagenrud
Director: Øystein Karlsen
Screenplay: Øystein Karlsen & Kristopher Schau
Cast: Atle Antonsen , Anders Baasmo Christiansen , Tuva Novotny , Agnes Kittelsen , Rolf Lassgård, Iben Hjejle , Kaia Varjord, Ine F. Jansen , Silje Torp Færavaag
DOP: Pål Bugge Haagenrud
Editors: Simen Gengenback & Simen Malmø
Sound Design: Lydhodene
VFX supervisor: Peter J. Spence
Colourist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Technical details:
Duration: 10 x 23min
Original Format: Canon C300 (Canon Log)
Release Format: Full HD (HDSR), Bluray & DVD
Aspect: Full frame 16:9

Post-production gear:
Offline: Avid Media Composer (MAC)
Online: Autodesk Smoke , Adobe After Effects
Grade: Da Vinci Resolve (MAC)
Audio: Digidesign Protools

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