I sit here with yet another blog to write for this weeks studio class. Listening to relaxing study music to block out the worlds many distractions. Without this, my mind would be lost in a dais, especially when I come across the task of spilling out words on a blank page, whilst watching the lonesome curser hunting me as it flashes without a single word behind it.
This is one of the many and greatest challenges I come across as a creative filmmaker, to be able to start throwing words onto an empty white page.
As a filmmaker, you experience many challenges throughout your creative and innovative journey. On this creative journey, there is a key ingredient you need when one goes on this journey. That is a mentor. My mentor would be Noam Kroll. Noam Kroll is an IMDb award-winning film and commercial director, whose work has been seen on an international scale.
Kroll fulfils his duty as my mentor by keeping my morale up by easing my conscience from the challenges of being a filmmaker in the industry. He does this by simply posting tips and advice from his own experiences being in the field. One of Kroll’s posts talks about how to capture a cinematic look on set.
Kroll wouldn’t be a human if he didn’t experience challenges within the industry, one of these challenges is “attempting to re-build color contrast in a scene that simply didn’t have any, to begin with,” (Noam Kroll, 2017).
Within Kroll’s blog post, he focuses on the importance of colour grading quite well, because colour grading is a vital aspect of making a film. It is something that gets through about through the entire 3 stage process of making a film. During pre-production, its critically planned out, to make sure the colours and tones are not washing out the footage, you also have to think about if the shot needs practical or if the scene needs a natural look to it, you would use natural lighting during the production stage. This all depends on the story of your film. Without this thought, process post-production would encounter many issues with the final stage of colour grading.
Whilst writing this blog post I have learnt the importance of each and every aspect of a film. This post many focused on the importance of colour grading. Kroll has yet again fulfilled his duty as my mentor.
Why Color Contrast Is Essential For The Cinematic Look + How To Capture It On set. (2017). Noamkroll.com. Retrieved 11 December 2017, from http://noamkroll.com/why-color-contrast-is-essential-for-the-cinematic-look-how-to-capture-it-on-set/