Below is a version of our entire finished music video, with the ungraded half of the shot on the right, and the graded shot on the left:
As you can see, many shots were heavily graded, like the wet look shot and the silhouette shot, and many were only tweaked, like the club scene and the fire shots.
Black & White:
This was used to make the back shot black and white - more artistic and dramatic, fitting the whole concept. This was a preset already in Premiere Pro, and simply had to be applied to the footage.
ProcAmp and the Colour Corrector:
|ProcAmp and the Colour Corrector |
The rose shot needed to be brightened slightly, and have a less orange, less saturated look. This shot was meant to show Roza's cold, bitter side, and so we wanted a cold feel to the shot, hence de-saturating it and making it a cooler tone.
The wet look shot needed a less red tint, making the background look whiter. My skin also needed to be brighter, which would enhance the 'wet look' as higher contrast would make the water stand out more.
The fire poi shot was quite grainy, and so we used procAmp to turn the contrast up and the brightness down, making the grain less visible, and enhancing the visual effect of this shot. We wanted this shot to be very shit, with the fire and glimpse of Olivia being lit by the fire showing.
Our original shot in Trafalgar Square, due to the darkness on the location, was very grainy, something which we didn't want in our footage for this particular shot. We had to remove the grain in After Effects to get a clearer image:
Bad Memory Style Grading
For the bad memory style grading of the argument scenes, we had to use a number of effects on the footage.
Firstly, we put a vignette over the footage to make it darker around the edges: