Complete colour grade and VFX for the four-part historical drama
Client Darlow Smithson
Brief Complete colour grade and VFX for the four-part historical drama set in 1833, based on events at the Quarry Bank Mill in Cheshire.
How it was done The drama was shot using an Arri Alexa and the grade was completed by senior colourist Paul Ensby using Autodesk Lustre.
With a rural-industrial setting, the brief was to be as cinematic as possible to ensure a gritty, authentic look. Ensby selected a filmic-style curve to provide a nice black with plenty of highlight detail.
Set mostly in the winter months, Ensby kept a cool feel for the exterior shots but with plenty of colour saturation to enhance the tones of the costumes when they appear on screen.
Simon Giblin was online editor. Dan Mulligan provided on-location services.
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