Here we see a short promo for an amazing new sci-fi film, shot on the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and graded in DaVinci Resolve.
Filmmaker Hasraf Dull explains the production and filming process, and how the Blackmagic Cinema Camera was used to produce exceptional results. Colorist, Giles Livesey, shows key features of DaVinci Resolve 11 and how this was used to create the look and feel of the film.
Recorded at the IBC SuperMeet, September 14, 2014
About Hasraf Dulul
HaZ is one of a new breed of filmmakers, and has moved from the CG creative community to the VFX world on movies such as ‘THE DARK KNIGHT,’ ‘PRINCE OF PERSIA’ and ‘HELLBOY 2’ to now being a filmmaker. While producing his first film, ‘PROJECT KRONOS,’ HaZ launched his own film production company, HaZ Film, which provides a platform for his slate of film development projects while still giving him the flexibility to freelance on major Hollywood and TV productions.
His latest film ‘SYNC’ is set in the not too distant future of 2025, where data courier robots (Syncs) transport data safely from one location to another. HaZ and his DoP Adam Batchelor have used cameras from Blackmagic Design, (Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Pocket Cinema Camera and Production Camera) and DaVinci Resolve was used to bring SYNC’s fast paced narrative to the big screen on a tiny budget, while still retaining a high end look.
About Giles Livesey
Giles Livesy has been in the industry as a colourist for 18 years. Starting in Post houses in Soho, London, he graded countless Music Videos and TV Commercials then finished many hit TV Series for BBC and other UK networks.
Seeking an early route into the black-art of Cinema digital colour grading he joined D.I. pioneers Digital Film Lab in 2001 working on Hollywood movies like Tombraider, Bloody Sunday and supplying looks which won the Underworld project for DFL. He was the first Colourist in UK to grade entire cinema movies digitally at 2K and one of only a handful of similar D.I. Colourists worldwide at that time.
Later, after several years grading Hollywood movies and FX Sequences as Senior DI Colourist at the award winning Moving Picture Company he left London to freelance worldwide working in many major cities. Based in Asia over recent years he has worked closely with Blackmagic-Design on Resolve which is now his preferred grading system. Giles also teaches DaVinci Resolve and color grading creative techniques with classes available via his website www.digitalcolorist.com