Documentaries. I have graded numerous and I still enjoy it very much. Good to see that nowadays more attention is paid to finishing these - often - low budget films. Sometimes grading documentaries provides an even greater challenge than i.e. commercials (which are usually shot in perfect conditions). I really enjoy fixing imperfect, white balanced shots.
So, below, a few trailers for docs I have worked on. Enjoy.
Boudewijn de Groot - Kom nader
The Accidental Rockstar
A musical documentary about the emancipation of Nigerian women who have been exploited and humiliated as prostitutes in Europe and now, filled with a lust for life, are embarking on a new life.
This film was shot by the director, Karin Junger, herself. Various formats were used. It was graded in the holy Nucoda Filmmaster at Loods Lux & Lumen, Amsterdam. Nice to see we got to really kick the material's ASS.
Produced by: de Productie / René Goossens
Lovely film about an old fisherman somewhere in Kenya called Mashoud, who believes in his stories, stories which paint a picture of a world of fantasy where the sea has a spirit, men can talk to fish, and seahorses dance on the waves.
It was shot by Lennert Verstegen, directed by Jeroen van Velsen and produced by SNG Film. This film was mastered to DCP and was received really well at festivals. It was fun working on this film as we got to push grading a little further than usual (with documentaries). Nice one!
Lost Down Memory Lane - Verdwaald in het Geheugenpaleis
The film was directed by Klara van Es, shot by Mark Sanders. Production by Memphis Film & TV and Associated Directors. It was shot on the SI2K camera which gives the film its unique look and feel. We finished it on Nucoda Filmmaster in 2k and was released in cinemas on DCP.
Peace Beyond Borders
Justice for Sale
Justice for Sale follows Claudine, a young and courageous human rights lawyer, in her struggle against injustice and widespread impunity in Congo. Claudine uncovers a system where the basic principles of law are virtually ignored. When the system fails, everyone is a victim.
Shot on XDCAM by Rogier Timmermans and directed by Ilse & Femke van Velzen.
Kids & Docs
Kids & Docs is a yearly series of short documentaries (docs...) featuring children (kids...). These are often made by young directors. I have graded quite a few of these and below are some of those.