15.01.2014: "FIGHTGIRL" - SHORT film: Grading

Fightgirl is a mix between an experimental short film and a music video.

A young, angry girl fights herself and her inner demons.
The battle manifests itself in to dancing where she can ventilate her aggression, and in turn find piece of mind.

I was happy to work with directors Nina Knag & Ina Lerner Grevstad on this experimental project.
They wrote down some thoughts concerning the emotion of the character, which I used to grade a "first pass".
The final grading session was done together with Nina Knag.

These type of films are often open for interpretation, but I think we managed to find an interesting
palette for this small universe. We embraced strong, vibrant colours, that had impact.

Great dancing and a happy dog too B.)

Since the film was shot on a Canon 7D @ 720p, I had to "help" the raw-footage a bit before grading.
So it went through the usual denoise and upscaling process I use. I also added some 16mm film-grain from
the Cinegrain-library to add an analogue touch to the final piece.

You can check it out here!

Credit shortlist:
Directors: Nina Knag & Ina Lerner Grevstad
Cast: Girl - Henriette Bottolfsen, Dog - Satchmo's Yappi
DOP: Francisco Munzo
Editor / Online Editor: Mikael Sæther
Composer / Sound Design: Kai Worley
Additional Sound Design: Andreas Brandal
Makeup Artist & Costume Designer: Jessica Linn Åadland
Choreographer: Marit Hagen Halvorsen
1st Assistant Camera: Øyvind Svanes Lunde
2nd Assistant Camera: Ken-Bernhard Ingebrigtsen
Colorist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Full credits:
IMDB-page (TBA)

Technical details:
Format: Canon 7D
Aspect: 1.78:1
Duration: 02:36 minutes

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