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#1 Arthur Cravan

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 04:16 AM

Hi, everyone....

 

 

I was wondering if someone saw In the Heart of the Sea by Howard, with cinematography by Dod Mantle?

I was really shocked by the grading... it's freaking yellowish with those saturated green-saffron yellow hues and luminances...

To me it looks quiet a bit out of target... the Alexa stares at 'video' creepy outward look, while the stuff could be stunning...

 

What do you think about?

 

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#2 Tyler Purcell

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 11:04 AM

Yea, we spent weeks talking about this in the "on screen" section of the forum.

I believe they were trying to make the movie look like an oil painting from the vintage of the story. Cool idea, but it didn't play well what so ever.
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:31 PM

Anthony Dod Mantle is well known for his experimental use of color, texture, lensing, filters, and camera choices. So it's not really unexpected. Some of his other films: 'Rush', 'Slumdog Millionaire', '28 Days Later', 'Dredd', 'Anti-Christ', 'The Celebration'.

Similar looking 'yellow-green' films by other cinematographers would include 'The Double Life of Veronique' and 'Amelie.' Not everyone is going for a realistic treatment of color or texture.
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Posted 12 April 2016 - 02:45 PM

 

Tons of green usually gives me a horror movie vibe, like The Ring. But usually slightly de-saturated with hints of blue, so yeah yellow in the mix is a slight throw-off. I could see the look really working in a forest set horror movie or something. Maybe an urban setting during a disease outbreak, yellow-green seems to give a nauseous feeling. Have not seen this, but I'd assume the boat rocks around quite a bit, could be going for a sea-sickness vibe.


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#5 Arthur Cravan

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Posted 13 April 2016 - 05:01 AM

Yeah, I know this was a challenge to match some oil paintings by Turner and the muddy mood of whale's tales but to me the challenge is a failure.

I like a lot experimental grading and the work of Dod Mantle but this time it is a bummer.


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