DaVinci Resolve

Fuente De Vida

My friend, Tyler Garnett, directed this passion project and enlisted me for the color grade. It was masterfully shot by Chris Calnin on a RED EPIC DRAGON at 5K.

Some of the kindest words I’ve ever received from a client came from Tyler on this one:

“John – Thank you for taking this project to the next level. I love the fact that you don’t settle for anything less than the best. Even though I said it was done, you still tweaked shots, fixed problems and cleaned up my project. You have a desire to make everything you work on your best work. I am so thankful for that drive. I can’t believe how much better you make everything look. Your ability to match color and make scenes feel so seamless is probably one of the most unknown necessities of any film. Not only are you good at what you do, you also have a soft heart for children. Thanks for letting my son come watch cartoons on your couch while we worked.”

Feature Film Color Grading – Summer 2016

INSP Films “Heritage Falls”

INSP Films “Savannah Sunrise”

Trailer 1:

Trailer 2:

“Christmas in the Smokies” – Color Grade

I just completed the color grade on a feature film and hope for many more opportunities in the future. ‘Christmas in the Smokies‘ was a lot of fun to work on – and quite a challenge. It is a Christmas movie shot in Georgia during the month of May – so exteriors were very green and spring-like. To make it look like December I used various techniques to isolate and reduce the greens, while preserving natural skin tones and giving a wintery look to the overall image.

Here’s the trailer: