We've been hard at work on an incredible new short film, "Portent", and we're thrilled to share the teaser trailer. First, If you are not familiar with Director \ DP Phil Artnz, this post will hopefully give you an introduction. An incredible, up and coming director and director of photography, I met Phil online through a private Facebook group for filmmakers after being amazed with some of the work I was seeing from him. Consistently stunning and unique, I reached out to him and we started chatting. It wasn't long before we both realized we were on the same page creatively, and we started to discuss color grading a short film he was currently working on, titled "Portent". After some discussions about the emotional impact of the story, how to best visualize it, and a few tests, we settled on a very restrained look: using a 35mm Kodak print stock as a reference, which gives the super clean 6K image from the RED Dragon some texture and adds a bit of an analogue feel, without feeling vintage.
Please check out the teaser trailer and leave a comment. We're love feedback, and we can't wait to share more as we can.