Back in December 2019 I completed work as Colourist on an original 5 part Comedy Series ' Let's Get Macho'. Starring a highly talented group of actors David Ellis, James Murfitt and Issy Wroe Wright, the series was written by the equally talented David Ellis, Alex Gibbons and Gabriel Henrique Gonzalez
The synopsis for the series is as follows:
Joshua Collins is about embark on a (horribly misguided) journey to reclaim his masculinity. Helped by his housemate Paul, and hampered by the sceptical Ali, he’s about to discover whether the sport makes the man … Let’s Get Macho; comedy at it’s least athletic.
Working very closely with the DOP Jack Shelbourn, the core work on this show was to balance the varying and changing conditions that a Vérité, Varizoom approach can create; especially when working at speed on a very tight budget. Chiefly, this needed to stay true to the Docu-Comedy style at the heart of the show, whilst creating visual continuity and balance.
The other Major challenge with this show was not only balancing footage from various days, lighting conditions and weather conditions, but by manipulating this within a highly compressed Codec within the VLOG colour space from Panasonic. Much of the time was trying to correct a strange magenta cast in skin tones and pushing footage to its limits with a very noisy and limited colour space.
A great deal of secondary isolation was used to neutralize skin tones by bringing them closer to a ‘legal’ value on the vectorscope and to balance sky intensities, balance varying colour temperatures – sometimes within one shot – and to mute the lime green hues, which the VLOG colour space seem to love.
I would urge you all to go and watch it over on www.comedy.co.uk
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