Hello Luring supporters!
We wanted to provide an update to all of you as post-production continues to roll along.
We finished the final edit and now doing the mix, the score and the color. We are very happy with the way our film looks and sounds and can't wait to submit The Luring to festivals.
We shot the film in 4K resolution with a Canon C300mll.
The film was shot in C-log mode (short for Canon Log) which a new way of shooting digital. The main reason we shoot in C-log is that it helps to maximize the dynamic range of the camera. When we refer to dynamic range we mean the measurement between the whitest whites and the blackest blacks in an image, or the lowest and highest values of density and luminance. When the image is processed it looks more like an image shot on film than on video.
Its basically a new technology in the digital film that makes for a better picture.
As you can see above, the screen-shots of this scene from the film look vastly different from one another. The one on the left looks well colored, properly saturated, and to be of a high-quality feature film look. The shot on the right appears to be the total opposite of that very flat and grayish. That is the magic of color correction in post production. The shot on the right is what a film looks like as it is immediately captured during filming (C-log), and then in post production, colors and gradients and other technical aspects of the look of the film are put in place, smoothed and evened out, given a certain look that we the filmmakers decide upon. The colorist is able to bring a wide color spectrum to the film and that can only be achieved if our film is first shot in that flat look (C-log).
Of course, the questions now are... what is our actress looking so upset about? And where is she making this call from - a shelter of some sort? Something definitely is making her less than happy! Hopefully things turn out well for her.
Meanwhile, as we wrap up the color correction, sound editing is in high gear as well as the score that is being composed for the movie. It is truly wonderful watching all of these things come together as our vision for the film is realized.
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