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Grading on Hail, Caesar! (1 reply)

Creed_from_AC
5 months ago
Creed_from_AC 5 months ago

Hello Mr. Deakins and community,

I just re-watched Hail, Caesar! last night and was so impressed with the color grading on it. I feel like oftentimes there is a set look that films feel like they need to give to depictions of old Hollywood, but Hail, Caesar! was very unique.

I was just wondering what your process was for determining that look of it and if there were reference points from older films that you looked at or if it was just the general feel at the studio.

I'd just be interested in your grading process on any of the Coens' films since each one looks so unique.

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Roger Deakins
5 months ago
Roger Deakins 5 months ago

That is hard to answer. I didn't reference any other films, or ones that were shot in color at least. I did light with as many original lighting fixtures as I could. We shot on film and, as always, I lit for what I wanted and only used the DI to smooth things out. So the color was built into the negative and just is what it is.

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