Sorry about different video speed but you can in this instance take your pick of a shot a see how it is differing. It does need a bit more work as a few shots have a bit of blue contrast bleed and I will rectify that. Like I said close to final not quite 100% yet.
I chose to use the promo reel as the dominant reference for this part as I believe the promo reel is the most accurate color reference for the film.
It has very much been a case of too much red not enough blue as a rule throughout the film. But some shots particularly shots that feature special effects have needed separate color settings possibly as the special effects shots were probably filmed with different cameras or the computer / digital enhancement.
I have tried to really balance the brightness and contrast and saturation and working with sand and sky’s has been really interesting on how to tackle shots with sand and sky. It’s been a learning experience.
Quite a few shots are too bright whilst others are not bright enough so although one of the goals is to sort any contrast issues out in terms of colors bleeding into the image I also have to go back through and lift the contrast to bring back detail after I have removed some of these issues. But that won’t take too long.
Noticed the caption “Giza 1928” popping in and out not sure why that is? Actually looks like DNR is making the Super or caption pop in and out it’s not anything I did it’s in the video source so I may have to replace that shot.
Another thing I just noticed… The scenes at the start are in the wrong order. It should have the caption “Gizah 1928” and then the shot of the car driving past the camels with the pyramids in the background. As it currently stands in the film the car drives past the camels and then we cut to the car approaching the camels going back in time… I don’t think this is one of those time travel scenes is it? 😃
I’ll write a change list for this section.
- Rearrange scenes in correct order at the start and replace shot from another source with caption “Giza 1928”
- Replace sound of modern car horn honking with old fashioned car horn honking
- Add extra shot of Stargate being lifted from Promo reel & Stargate only lifts in to upright position once
- Add extended pan in on Annubis Guard Fossil
- Further Color work.
That is probably all for this part.