mikey color brief 1

Hi man!

Thanks for the first pass.

Nice surprises and cool things.
Just to open the background to Philipp as well, we talked with Mikey that the first pass he can will and should go a bit too crazy over the board.
Now this next pass let¨s do the opposite, take the contrast and saturation as down as possible and lets see how it looks.


– don’t make it look “colorgraded”
– there’s too much saturation
– there’s too much contrast = i really feel now in order to achieve the right saturation and contrast, you could put the raw flat files over the color grade now, and take opacity to 50% and this would generate the kind of contrast I like. I think this can be much less contrasty than my earlier work –– and actlually please forget the Lykke Li video, it’s gradingis not good for this one (even tho I think it’s well graded by kath)
– I like the level of contrast and saturation in the se two photos:
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 * NOTE: All comments are TEXT commenting and IMAGE under the text
Looks good
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too much saturation/ contrast 
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good – would add more green to the highlighs, would take tiny bit red out from the darks, red is cool in the darks now is just bit too much i feel
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Too much contrast
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Too bon bon –– make this shot look like sunrise / sunset
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Too much black / Contrasts – add sunrise feeling, now it looks like a bright commercial sky
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Interesting – but too dark, shouldnt look like a drug cave
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i would do more something like this – here i mixed your color to my color with a mask in the midde.
Like it! A bit too much contrast / blacks 
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Way too dark / contrasty Screenshot 2019-03-22 at 09.16.46
Way too dark / contrasty Screenshot 2019-03-22 at 09.16.48
Way too dark / contrasty  –– also this shot is shot on difital, lets make sure it looks like 35 mm
BUT: i will add grain and softness myself! dont add that, just color.
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Way too dark / contrasty – but i like that his face has some brightness and cyan, jus tnow too much i feel
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Interesting how the sky is, but you can make the sky mnore sunset more yellow red
way to saturated
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more like this again a mix color grade of your and mine:
Blacks, contrast, saturation
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Blacks, contrast, saturation  –– like some cyan in the car chrome here, also the steering wheel looks good
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Blacks, contrast, saturation  – here we have problem in lighting.
sky is too bright car is too dark make sky suhnsetty and give as much light to the car as possible without making it look ugly.
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too cold eye
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i found a middle ground between our grade by putting my grade clip on top of yours and taking opacity of mine to 37%
– also I would add more cyan green here
see under:COLOR.00_15_42_03.Still032
My grade was better, this one has too much red in darks and has super artificial feeling.

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Too much contrast  and saturation

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Better – but still the sky here looks too much like a bon bon commercial.
we wanna have a minimal sunset yellow vibe to the sky.
as if there is a dose of “world is about to end meteorites are coming” in the sky
just a bit
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little bit too much saturation / contrast  – again the sky looks too cyan abd bright commercial to me here –– we tel about a scandinavian guy with a bit of a melancholic and creative state of mind, this sky should reflect his psyche – in his life sun is always about to set.

, it is a bit melancholic guy,
and a melancholic film and the sky should reflect that melancholia
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think of these two skys under:

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Cool first pass!
but we can do better
– i like how you can see the car lights in your version
i just wanna make sure the car has its own mask and is CLEARLY visible in this shadow
– aslo theres too much summer ans saturation in the down part of the image
especially left corned
– problem with this shot is the light.
we wanna make sure the eye goes to the center of the picture to the car,
but now the brightest part is the left down corner: lighting is fucked up by nature, let¨s save this with power masks
– you can also add saturation to the car
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Ok, kind of like it, som some different if u want but gioes for me
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Ok – like it
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blacks on him are too much.
I like my sunset grade here too.
but my grade was too brouwn,
lets find something that gives us the goods of your and the goods of mine
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Blacks, contrast, saturation
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Blacks, contrast, saturation  – this beginning of the shot is way too dark and contrasty
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Blacks, contrast, saturation  –– again the sky here has too much bon bon commercial positivity innitScreenshot 2019-03-22 at 09.17.24
yours looks ok –– since its so blue shot, we can add tiny bit red in the shadow, and gereen in the highlhlight, als mask the upper part green highlights of the water and pop them up w brightness
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also: i checked mine and started mixing w masks:

i would again do a mix of your and mine, under imside the mask ios what i like in mine
and outside the mask is what i like in yours
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Product too dark , add mask to headphone (and the man shadow)
and make the product shiny and beautiful
aslo we wanna see his hair a bit more
this one is an ugly shot that has product so it needs lot of work
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nice – but too brown
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Way too bon bon / saturation
– again melancholic red magenta yellow sky
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Blacks, contrast, saturation
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Blacks, contrast, saturation
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original almost raw is better –– this is a beautiful shoft angelic shot, where camera has capture the ultimate beauty, haerd to change
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Blacks, contrast, saturation  –– too positive cyan commercial sky, we want morew red stuff in the sky
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See this:

Blacks, contrast, saturation
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contrast, saturation
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Interesting  – but we can make much better.
can you try something different,
i again feel theres too much commercial bon bon cyan in the left upper part
the yellow should be more redScreenshot 2019-03-22 at 09.18.05
To much blacks
also  would make the light streat tiny bit more red
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also  would make the light streat tiny bit more red –– give much more loght to the sky behind him and to his shadows, Screenshot 2019-03-22 at 09.18.10
see this, i know we have darker different lightibng but still more towards this :

Too much sat. and contrast
also  would make the light streat tiny bit more red
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interestng – but take out bon bon
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i mixed our grades with many masks and came up w this, its not perfect either 😀