Light|Compose|Motion

The mind of a filmmaker/cinematographer

Anonymous asked: Hello Olan, was recommended to you by Just as Planned and wanted to know a bit more about what you have to offer for wedding packages and so on.

I don’t shoot weddings/events :/

Anonymous asked: Hey Olan! Huge fan of your work from nigeria! You are amazing! Lol .. I just started out shooting videos doe I got a lot to learn.. I rili need tips on how to grade well to make my footage look better.. I use a 60D and shoot with the cinestyle picture profile! Thank you very much!

Thanks for your kind words. I started off with a 550D (with cinestyle) and I got some really good results from both camera and the picture profile. I still shoot cinestyle (on my 5D) as it gives me the greatest latitude when grading my work. I primarily grade with Magic Bullet Mojo (for DSLR footage) - it gives me the look I want 95% of the time.

https://vimeo.com/32379445

for example i shot with the the 550d (cinestyle) + magic bullet mojo.

My advice will be watch films/music videos, see which look/grade you like and try and match/emulate in your edit. Grading is a personal style and to something you will need to do to your taste…

Hope this helps/

All #LifeOfHers drafts completed! Time to put finishing touches and sound design! Glad the hardest part is over!

All #LifeOfHers drafts completed! Time to put finishing touches and sound design! Glad the hardest part is over!

Four [episodes] down, one more to go #LifeOfHers

Four [episodes] down, one more to go #LifeOfHers

#LifeOfHers Colour grading Ep2

Colour grading #LifeOfHers Season 1 Episode 1.

Colour grading #LifeOfHers Season 1 Episode 1.

Colour Correction vs. Colour Grading

These two terms are often used interchangeably, albeit incorrectly. Colour correction as the name suggests is fixing/cleaning the original picture i.e. remove colour casts, relighting, white balance while Colour Grading is applying a look and feel to the picture.

Picture 1: Original picture

Picture 2: Colour Corrected picture

Picture 3: Colour Graded picture

Camera: Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Lens: Samyang 35mm T1.5

Graded in Davinci Resolve 

Wrapped! #LifeOfHers

This will probably be the last set of Production Stills I put up until Post Production is complete.

7days, 2.2Terabytes of data, blood, sweat and dealing with the diva behaviour of my co-director, #lifeofhers has now wrapped.

Massive thanks to @WaikiHarnais for brilliant production skills!

7days, 2.2Terabytes of data, blood, sweat and dealing with the diva behaviour of my co-director, #lifeofhers has now wrapped.

Massive thanks to @WaikiHarnais for brilliant production skills!