The Green Knight Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio

Date: 03/11/2021
A24 and rsquo;s The Green Knight Graded in DaVinci Resolve Studio

Blackmagic Design announced that A24’s “The Green Knight” was graded with DaVinci Resolve Studio at FotoKem by colorist Alastor Arnold. The film was lensed by cinematographer Andrew Droz Palermo.

An epic fantasy adventure based on the timeless Arthurian legend, “The Green Knight” tells the story of Sir Gawain (Dev Patel), King Arthur's reckless and headstrong nephew, who embarks on a daring quest to confront the eponymous Green Knight, a gigantic emerald skinned stranger and tester of men.

Palermo, a longtime collaborator with FotoKem and Arnold, was happy to team up once again. “I believe this is our fourth feature film together, plus we've done a number of commercials and shorts, so we have a shorthand which is valuable in regard to color and taste,” said Palermo.

In creating the look, Palermo and director David Lowery worked closely with Arnold before shooting, using only test footage and their own creativity. “I shot some footage and I took that back to the color bay to build our show LUT. I prefer to shoot with one look only, and if all works well, this will be the same LUT we start with in post production, which was the case for ‘The Green Knight.'”

The LUT needed to be carefully crafted because Palermo knew the cinematography would be very demanding. “We aimed to make this LUT handle under exposure while still maintaining some color contrast, as well as being able to be stretched to far out places either with CDLs or with on camera color filters. I knew I was going to go pretty psychedelic with colors at times.”

Arnold explains, “Andrew and I sat with David in the DI theater and came up with a look together, organically. Andrew guided me as to what he was going for in terms of tone curve, color bias, etc, and we fine tuned until everybody was happy. It’s a very dark, bold looking film, and I consider it some of my best work as a colorist.”

Palermo was already very comfortable working in DaVinci Resolve Studio. “We almost always work in Resolve because it’s such a strong tool; I never think of working on anything else. It does what we want it to do with stability and speed even with the large format RAW footage we were shooting for this film. Alastor and Claire, his assistant colorist, set up a node tree on the whole project before we even started so that if I want to say ‘add a bottomer’ Alastor could just toggle the already built node on. Or if I wanted to adjust the luminance of a whole scene, it was just a click away.”

Arnold also appreciates the wide range of tools available in Resolve. “I don’t choose a system based on the project. Colorists are often tasked with things that fall outside of color like visual effects, titling, editing, etc. Resolve is very capable in all those arenas, even sound.”

Despite the carefully built LUT, the film continued to present challenges in post for both Arnold and Palermo. “There are so many strong looks within the film, heavy blues, reds, greens and ambers,” said Palermo. “Finding the particular flavor of amber for the final portion of the movie was difficult. It could look nuclear quite fast, and finding the proper method that served each of the scenes shot over many days in varying light was tough. I think we graded that portion of the movie three times.”

“As is often the case with color, you go down a road building and building, and then at the end you look back and say ‘this looks a bit false. Is there a simpler method to achieving the same goal?’ This is where Alastor is so valuable to me. He can approach the same challenge from a number of directions, and then we can weigh the pros and cons of each method.”

While Palermo shoots for a unique look during production, he appreciates having the DaVinci Resolve toolset in Arnold’s capable hands. “Those are fun creative places to be, when scenes that are captured well on set and further finessed are given nuance in the color grade.”




Tags: Blackmagic Design | Announcement | A24 | The Green Knight | Grade | DaVinci Resolve Studio
Submitted by Blackmagic Design (Blackmagic Design)
View author's directory page

Related Interviews
  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019: New Atem Mini

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019: New Atem Mini

  • Blackmagic Design 2500NIT HDR Video Assist 126 with BRAW Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019

    Blackmagic Design 2500NIT HDR Video Assist 126 with BRAW Blackmagic Design at IBC 2019

  • Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic Design Pocket Cinema Camera BMPCC 4K at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Ultimatte at IBC 2017

  • Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

    Blackmagic Design Resolve 14, ATEM, URSA Mini PRo and more from IBC 2017

  • ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    ATEM TV Studio Pro HD from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

    Davinci Resolve 14 with Fairlight from Blackmagic Design at NAB 2017

  • Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

    Blackmagic Design at IBC 2016

  • Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

    Cintel Film Scanner: Blackmagic Design at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

    Blackmagic Design with the new ATEM Production Suite at IBC 2013

  • Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

    Blackmagic Design: Products at NAB 2013

  • Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

    Blackmagic Design at NAB 2012

  • ATEM Mini and more news from Blackmagic at ISE2020

    ATEM Mini and more news from Blackmagic at ISE2020

  • Creating Broadcast Quality Live Streams for Social Media

    Creating Broadcast Quality Live Streams for Social Media

  • YouTube and the myths, the business and the opportunities

    YouTube and the myths, the business and the opportunities

  • Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8k at NAB 2019

    Blackmagic ATEM Constellation 8k at NAB 2019

  • Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16 at NAB 2019

    Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 16 at NAB 2019

  • Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

    Blackmagic introduces Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) at IBC 2018

  • Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic ATEM Television Studio Pro 4K at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

    Blackmagic Davinci Resolve 15 at NAB 2018

  • Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic MultiView at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

    Blackmagic and Fusion at IBC 2014

  • Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic URSA at NAB 2014

  • Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

    Blackmagic Studio Camera at NAB 2014

  • Autodesk at NAB 2013

    Autodesk at NAB 2013

  • Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

    Holdan and DaVinci at BVE North 2011

  • Blackmagic at IBC2011

    Blackmagic at IBC2011

  • Area 48 Colour from BBandS Lighting plus more announcements at NAB 2019

    Area 48 Colour from BBandS Lighting plus more announcements at NAB 2019

  • All you need to know about the Sony FS5 Raw and HDR Upgrade and more from NAB 2017

    All you need to know about the Sony FS5 Raw and HDR Upgrade and more from NAB 2017

  • JVC GY-HM650 upgrade at NAB 2013

    JVC GY-HM650 upgrade at NAB 2013

  • Canon on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

    Canon on BroadcastShow LIVE at IBC 2013

  • Thear Technology at BVE 2013

    Thear Technology at BVE 2013


Related Shows
  • PTZOptics SuperJoy PTZ controller and PTZ auto tracking

    PTZOptics SuperJoy PTZ controller and PTZ auto tracking


Related Articles
  • Creating Broadcast Quality Live Streams for Social

    Creating Broadcast Quality Live Streams for Social

  • The Making of Zero

    The Making of Zero

  • Centre Stage for Cameras with All About Eve

    Centre Stage for Cameras with All About Eve

  • Capturing Haute Couture

    Capturing Haute Couture

  • Behind the Scenes of Wild rose

    Behind the Scenes of Wild rose

  • League of Legends European Masters

    League of Legends European Masters

  • Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look

    Tips and Tricks to Giving Sci-Fi a New Look

  • Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios

    Six steps for award winning sound design with Jungle Studios

  • Strays - Telling a dark tale

    Strays - Telling a dark tale

  • The 7 Steps to Saving Film

    The 7 Steps to Saving Film

  • DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed

    DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel from Blackmagic Design - Reviewed

  • 5 top tips to getting the grade you want

    5 top tips to getting the grade you want

  • The future of post production

    The future of post production

  • Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed

    Blackmagic Design URSA Mini Reviewed

  • Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

    Eye to Eye: Video Post-production

  • The First Musketeer

    The First Musketeer

  • Modern movie finishing

    Modern movie finishing

  • The joys of the outside broadcast!

    The joys of the outside broadcast!

  • Bringing increased efficiencies to file-based workflows

    Bringing increased efficiencies to file-based workflows

  • A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic

    A runaway success at Graduate Fashion Week with Blackmagic

  • A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design

    A cinematic makeover with Blackmagic Design

  • Is 4K the end of the line?

    Is 4K the end of the line?

  • Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex

    Cameras, conversations and conversions at Camera Diner with Teranex

  • Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

    Lincolnshire Police Enhances Distance Learning Program

  • Plan Bs Playing with Fire Gets the DaVinci Resolve Treatment

    Plan Bs Playing with Fire Gets the DaVinci Resolve Treatment

  • Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom

    Call of Duty Black Ops II: World Exclusive First Look Streamed Live from Gamescom

  • Camera innovations from IBC

    Camera innovations from IBC

  • Grading across the Atlantic

    Grading across the Atlantic

  • tv-bay Questions

    tv-bay Questions

  • tv-bay questions

    tv-bay questions

  • TV Bay Questions

    TV Bay Questions

  • USB 3 King of Connectivity

    USB 3 King of Connectivity

  • Making the grade

    Making the grade

  • Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design

    Mercedes-Benz Worlds winning formula, Online Creative and Blackmagic Design

  • Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD

    Brand New School Makes the Move to Uncompressed HD

  • EPIC HD Upgrade

    EPIC HD Upgrade


News
Adder Expands Distribution Partnership for the Nordics Region Posted: 21/01/2022
Adder Expands Distribution Partnership for the Nordics Region

Adder Technology, a global specialist in connectivity and IP KVM solutions, has today extended its successful relationship with recognized and respected distributor, DigiBox. For over a decade, Adder has been working with the specialist media and entertainment partner in the UK&I, and a new distribution agreement will see the partnership extend to the Nordics region.

Tags: IP KVM | KVM Matrix | ZeroU KVM | HDMI | DisplayPort | Computer Access | Computer Control | Remote Access | Post-Production | Outside Broadcast | Broadcast | Transport Technology | Industrial Technology | Air Traffic Control | VFX
Submitted by Adder
More from this author
Cobalt Digital Opens Doors to Representative Office in China Posted: 20/01/2022
Cobalt Digital Opens Doors to Representative Office in China

Cobalt® Digital, designer and manufacturer of award-winning edge devices for live video production and master control, and a founding partner in the openGear® initiative, has welcomed 2022 with the launch of a Representative Office in China. Based in Beijing, the Office is staffed by local sales and support professionals with deep regional knowledge and extensive experience supporting Cobalt’s product portfolio. The office, which represents Cobalt’s expanded reach into the growing China market, opened its doors in late December 2021.

Tags: Cobalt Digital | Cobalt’s 9971 | Multiviewer | openGear | 9971-MV6-4K | 9904-UDX-4K HDR | Ultra-Low Latency Mode | Encoder | 9992-ENC | BBG-1300-FR Mini openGear | 9905-MPx | Cobalt Digital’s 12G | Chris Shaw | encoders | decoders | 3G-SDI Models | RIST technology | Dr. Ciro Noronha | 9926
Submitted by Desert Moon
More from this author
Gigcasters Achieves Broadcast Quality Live Streaming with the Zixi OnAir Mobile App Posted: 20/01/2022
Gigcasters Achieves Broadcast Quality Live Streaming with the Zixi OnAir Mobile App

Gigcasters, a live streaming engineering company, has seen mobile production increase during the pandemic and witnessed first-hand the benefits of higher frequency, lower cost productions using Zixi’s OnAir app infrastructure. The company first tried live video delivery remotely using laptops and WebRTC, but found the reliability of the feed was not good, and packet loss and image quality were insufficient. Once the Zixi OnAir app was quickly enabled on local production teams’ mobile phones, getting a broadcast-quality feed was easy. 






Tags: Gigcasters | Zixi | Zixi OnAir
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
SMPTE Inks Partnership With the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to Study On-Set Virtual Production Solution Posted: 20/01/2022
SMPTE Inks Partnership With the Entertainment Technology Center at USC to Study On-Set Virtual Production Solution

SMPTE®, the home of media professionals, technologists, and engineers, has signed a memorandum of understanding with the Entertainment Technology Center, a department within the School of Cinematic Arts at the University of Southern California (ETC), an entertainment technology think tank and research center. The memo supports a partnership between the two organizations to collaborate on a SMPTE solution for on-set virtual production (OSVP) — the first in the Society's planned series of Rapid Industry Solutions (RIS) intended to address quickly evolving technologies and their application across the media and entertainment industry.

Tags: On-set virtual production | Rapid Industry Solutions | OSVP | Entertainment Technology Center | SMPTE | USC
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers to Expand Streaming Workflows Posted: 20/01/2022
New Dalet AmberFin Update Enables Customers to Expand Streaming Workflows

Enhanced media processing capabilities and seamless integration with Dalet Flex and Dalet Pyramid solutions elevate user experience, support mobility, and expand workflow options; Successful AWS Foundation Technical Review ensures cloud excellence

Tags: Dalet | Dalet AmberFin | Dalet Flex | Dalet Pyramid
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Broadcast Solutions Partners with Video Automation Software Developer Seervision Posted: 20/01/2022
Broadcast Solutions Partners with Video Automation Software Developer Seervision

Broadcast Solutions and its branch Broadcast Solutions Nordic partners with Seervision, developerof video automation software solutions.

Tags: Seervision | Broadcast Solutions
Submitted by Broadcast Solutions
More from this author
Cromorama Chooses Leader LV5600 Reference Instrumentation Posted: 20/01/2022
Cromorama Chooses Leader LV5600 Reference Instrumentation

Cromorama, one of Europe's most experienced specialists in film and television color management, has chosen Leader LV5600 reference instrumentation for use at its Warsaw headquarters and on location. Cromorama's founder, Pablo Garcia Soriano, pioneered the implementation of multi-delivery HDR and SDR for large sports events. In recent years he has become a worldwide reference on color control technology for broadcast and digital cinematography productions.


Tags: Leader Instruments | video test equipment | audio test equipment | video waveform monitors | 12G waveform monitors | 12G video analyzers | IP video analysers | video noise meters | HDR test equipment | true-hybrid test equipment | Hi-Vision test equipment
Submitted by Stylus Media Communications
More from this author
Ateliere Creative Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Connect Supply Chain Platform on AWS Marketplace Posted: 20/01/2022
Ateliere Creative Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Connect Supply Chain Platform on AWS Marketplace

Ateliere Creative Technologies Launches Cloud-Based Connect Supply Chain Platform on AWS Marketplace

Ateliere enables easy purchasing of their digital supply chain platform in AWS Marketplace, allowing customers to take advantage of existing AWS relationships and incentives.

Tags: Ateliere Creative Technologies | Ateliere Connect | Ateliere Discover | Cloud-native media supply chain | SaaS | IMF | broadcasters | content creators
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Autodesk Acquires Moxion Cloud Solution for Digital Dailies Posted: 20/01/2022
Autodesk Acquires Moxion Cloud Solution for Digital Dailies

Today Autodesk announced the acquisition of Moxion, the New Zealand-based developer of a powerful, cloud-based platform for digital dailies used by leading filmmakers on some of the world's most complex and challenging productions, including “The Midnight Sky,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “The Matrix Resurrections.” The acquisition of Moxion’s talent and technology will expand Autodesk's own cloud platform for Media and Entertainment upstream, moving beyond post-production into production, bringing new users to Autodesk while helping better integrate processes across the entire content production chain. 

Tags: Autodesk | Moxion | Dailies | Digital Dailies | Production
Submitted by Autodesk
More from this author
Remote Recording Network Optimizes Quality, Efficiency With Remotely Produced Live Stream of Beethovens 10th, Newly Completed by AI Posted: 19/01/2022
Remote Recording Network Optimizes Quality, Efficiency With Remotely Produced Live Stream of Beethovens 10th, Newly Completed by AI

In yet another demonstration of the company's unique remote production capabilities, Remote Recording Network (RRN) delivered exceptional audio fidelity for a hybrid live and streaming performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 10 — newly completed 194 years after the composer's death — on Oct. 27, 2021, at Hamburg's renowned Elbphilharmonie.

Tags: Remote Recording Network | Remote Production | IP | Music Mixing
Submitted by Wall Street Communications
More from this author
LynTec Power Control Anchors the Lighting and Video of Alaskas News Source Posted: 19/01/2022
LynTec Power Control Anchors the Lighting and Video of Alaskas News Source

LynTec, a leading manufacturer of innovative electrical power control solutions for professional audio, video, and lighting (AVL) systems, is delivering proper lighting and video wall power control for Alaska's News Source broadcast studios. Installed by Alaska Universal Productions (AUP), two LynTec RPCR Automated Relay Panels provide 32 circuits of automated power control, enabling fast and efficient lighting presets to support the broadcaster's busy network schedule, reducing cable runs and ensuring the lighting and video walls operate as efficiently as possible.

Tags: LynTec | Alaska Universal Productions | Power Control | RPC Series | Alaska News Source | Lighting Control
Submitted by InGear
More from this author
Pond5 Surpasses a Record 30 Million Licensable Videos Posted: 19/01/2022
Pond5 Surpasses a Record 30 Million Licensable Videos

Pond5, the world’s largest online marketplace for royalty-free video, has become the first stock media company to exceed 30 million licensable royalty-free video clips. With 100,000 artists around the globe uploading 15,000 new videos every day, Pond5 boasts millions more clips than any other stock media provider.

Tags: Pond5 | Royalty Free Video | Stock Media
Submitted by Zazil Media Group
More from this author
Medialease turns 20 Posted: 19/01/2022
Medialease turns 20

Medialease, specialist asset finance broker for the broadcast, post-production and live events industries recently celebrated 20 years in business, what a milestone! 

Tags: medialease | finance | technology | funding
Submitted by Medialease
More from this author
Visual Data Media Services Expands Leadership Team Posted: 19/01/2022
Visual Data Media Services Expands Leadership Team

Visual Data Media Services has expanded its team with the addition of three executives to key leadership roles:  Randy Tunila as CTO, Alina Tarkhanian as VP Client Services, and Derren Young as VP Human Resources. Tunila, Tarkhanian and Young join Visual Data to support the company’s vision of excellence in service and end-to-end solutions, each bringing a strategic and customer-centric vision to their new roles. Their collective expertise will drive further advancements around the company’s technology, workflow efficiencies, client relations and workplace culture initiatives.



Tags: Visual Data Media Services | Visual Data
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
MRMC continues broadcast expansion with key new hires Posted: 19/01/2022
MRMC continues broadcast expansion with key new hires

Mark Roberts Motion Control (MRMC), a Nikon company, is pleased to announce that two key new executives are joining the company to help continue its track record of growth and expansion in the broadcast market into 2022 & beyond. Amanda Dixon joins as Broadcast Marketing Manager and Karl Hillcoat-Williams joins as Broadcast Customer Support Manager.

Tags: Mark Roberts Motion Control
Submitted by Bubble Agency
More from this author
Pages:   [1] 2 3 4 5 6 7 > >>