September 28, 2012
By Stephen Las Marias
Manchester – Company 3’s London based office utilized Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for color grading Walt Disney’s latest 3D animated stop motion feature Frankenweenie.
The film, created by Tim Burton, is about a boy who harnessed the power of science to bring his dog back to life after unexpectedly losing him, albeit with a few minor adjustments.
London-based colorist Rob Pizzey worked with cinematographer Peter Zorg to create a look and feel for the film that would tell this story in Tim Burton’s own unique style. “Tim and Peter approached us in the summer of 2010 with a few early shots of Frankenweenie for a grade test. Our brief was to keep a strong contrast, good blacks and to make the characters stand out. From the outset, Tim was very sure as to how the film should look. Once we captured that, it was our job to ensure that style was replicated in the 3D world where the inherent light loss can ruin the look of a film,” said Pizzey.