Modern Videofilm Senior Colorist Natasha Leonnet most recently worked on Machete Kills, her sixth collaboration with director Robert Rodriguez. Leonnet learned to color correct in Germany and Denmark and, in the U.S., has worked at ILM and E-FILM prior to moving to Modern Videofilm in January 2013. Among the movies she's color-corrected that she's particularly proud of -- in addition to Machete Kills, of course -- are all of Rodriguez's other films she's worked on, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Arbitrage, Love and Other Drugs and the upcoming Labor Day.
"Ordinarily, my goal with color correction is to create a DI with no color signatures, something that could have just as easily gone through the lab and look just as seamless and natural," Natasha says. In Machete Kills, Robert wanted such a stylized look that it was an opportunity to use the tools to create images that were clearly affected by color correction. I won't say that never happens but it's more unusual than usual. That was exactly what he wanted. Color correction for every movie is always a collaboration. But Robert takes that to a different level.
Natasha's conversation with Creative COW's Debra Kaufman provides some of the best insights yet into the digital intermediate color grading process yet -- as well as a look at a career path that began with...still photography?!? Read more here....
And go Behind the Lens with filmmaker Nick Ryan on "The Summit"
Behind the Lens: The Summit with Nick Ryan
In August 2008, eleven climbers died on K2, the Himalayan peak nicknamed the Savage Mountain. In The Summit, filmmaker Nick Ryan delves into the mystery of what actually happened that day, in a masterful collage of footage taken by the climbers, stunning aerial shots of K2, interviews and re-enactments. Take a look behind the lens with Nick Ryan as he relates how he respectfully re-captured those tragic moments.