21.02.2015: MØrland & Debrah Scarlett - "A monster like me" - MUSIC VIDEO GRADING

Eurovision 2015 is soon upon us. This annual European music competition has a large gathering.
One of the hot contenders from Norway is Mørland & Debrah Scarlett, with their duet "A monster like me".
Your first impression might be that this is just a romantic duet, but there is something dark lurking in the shadows.
They will be competing against 11 other Norwegian artists, to see who will represent Norway in the Eurovision final in Vienna.

The music video for these talented artists was directed by Fredrik Støbakk & Audun G. Magnæs. In addition to directing, Audun G. Magnæs also was the cinematographer.
I really like the dark formal undertone of the dinner party. The idea is clean and simply, but tells the story well.

I had the pleasure to grade the video. We tried out several different approaches to see what what fit the sinister context.
The start of the video has warm saturated skintones, towards the end we transition in to a paler palette to support the darkness approaching.
We used Fuji filmstock emulation throughout the video to get those creamy filmic constrast curves.

Sit back and enjoy!

Credit shortlist:
Artist: Mørland & Debrah Scarlett
Music written & produced by Kjetil Mørland (Mørland)
Directors: Fredrik Støbakk & Audun G. Magnæs
Cinematographer: Audun G. Magnæs
Editor: Marta Sæverud
Conform: William Schaad
Online: Raymond Gangstad
Colourist: Dylan R. Hopkin

Technical details:
Duration: 3:13 min
Original Format: RED Dragon
Release Format: Full HD
Aspect: 2:1

Post-production gear:
Grade: Da Vinci Resolve
Offline: FInal Cut 7
Online: Adobe Premiere / After Effects CC

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