#211 - Better Colour Grading in Black and White
Sometimes the black and white version of the movie is better.
With 10 Oscar win's between them*, both Parasite and Mad Max Fury Road were re-released in a black and white version, and both make for highly enjoyable second viewing experiences.
Steven Soderbergh has created his own entrancing version of Raiders of The Lost Ark in black and white, both because it “looks amazing" and because it helps him better study the craft from a master filmmaker.
This filmmaker forgot more about staging by the time he made his first feature than I know to this day...
— Soderbergh on Spielberg
Sometimes throwing your edit into black and white, just helps you to see it with fresh eyes.
In this issue of Cut/daily we'll take a look an article that explains the colour science of black and white conversions and a 3 minute tutorial that demonstrates how to do it effectively in DaVinci Resolve.
Oscar wins vs Black and White
*Correlation is not causation, but, Roma won 3 Oscars, The Artist won 5.
Let's see if being in black and white helps Belfast's chances...