What Effect Does a Colorist Have On Film?


What Effect Does a Colorist Have On Film?

I can’t remember where I saw it, but there was a featurette looking at Roger Deakins‘ post-production coloring of O Brother, Where Art Thou? but I can’t, for the life of me, remember when or where I watched it, but it immediately came to mind while watching this “color reel” for the independent feature The House on Pine Street directed by Aaron and Austin Keeling.

The film was shot by Juan Sebastian Baron and the samples in the color reel below were colored by Taylre Jones. Just give it a watch and admire the post-production work that goes into delivering the final product we ultimately see on the big screen versus what was captured in camera. A cinematographer not only has to have the eye to capture the image in the first place, but a mind for how it’s going to look once he/she begins working with a colorist and just how much a colorist can bring to the finished project.

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