Life can be really tough sometimes, especially for couples trying to conceive a child. In “Lost” (Mistet) we follow a young couple and their daughter.
The mother, Marie, has a miscarriage of what could have been their second child. Such an emotional experience is difficult to handle, she feels all alone coping with the feelings surrounding the loss. Her boyfriend Marius tries his best to help, but sometimes being a man and trying to understand the feelings of a woman is no easy task.

Director / writer Anette Ostrø takes us through the emotional challenges that a miscarriage can give a relationship, with emphasis on the women´s inner turmoil.

I was contacted by the producer Kristian Mosvold to do the grading and online editing for this short film.
The producer and I have previously worked on a music video for Esther Orkester. It´s always nice when producers call concerning new projects.

It was a pleasure to work with both the director and the cinematographer Vegard Landsverk. We talked through the emotional side of the story, and chose an appropriate colour palette for the grade. This entailed respecting the onset lighting for most of the scenes, keeping things organic. For the darker part of story we adjusted the grade to follow the state of mind. The film also included some day-for-night scenes and some use of HDRx footage to achieve a larger exposure range for the interiour shots. Landsverk shot the movie with RED Epic and Scarlet. The grade was done in 2K on Davinci Reolve 9 (MAC) on a Christie 2K projector.

The short film will be available for screening at festivals in January 2014. Be sure to check it out.

Credit shortlist:
Production Company: Substans Film
Producer: Kristian Mosvold
Screenwriter / Director: Anette Ostrø
Cast: Kjærsti Odden Skjeldal, Morten Svartveit, Emma Vaaje Hansen
Cinematographer: Vegard Landsverk
Editor: Inge-Lise Langfeldt
Sound Design: Rikard Strømsodd
Original Music: Stian Torstenson
Colourist / Online Artist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Full credits:
IMDB page (TBA)

Released: January 2014
Camera: RED Epic / RED Scarlet
Aspect: 1:1.85
Duration: 16 minutes

Post-production gear:
Online: Autodesk Smoke , Adobe After Effects
Grade: Da Vinci Resolve (MAC)
Mastering: DVS Clipster


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