The Power of Color-Correction

Since we wrapped production last August 2017, Jacob and I have been working in Premiere with proxies (low res versions) of the raw footage. I got used to how it looked and stopped thinking about what it could or should look like. After all, in the edit we were focused on performance and story.

After picture-lock in early June 2018, we began collaborating long distance with Mike Nuget at MayDay Post to color the feature. Imagine my surprise when we saw this color corrected version of a Jackson Heights scene. We’d totally forgotten about the doctor on the truck that happened to park in front of us. The crossed arms couldn’t be more apropos of how DR. SEYMOUR LIVINGSTON (Motell Foster) is feeling in this moment!

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