Thanksgiving was awesome this year. I went out with my wife and filmed for about half an hour, after the turkey was devoured, and what came of it was a simple little video.
I filmed this with a Canon 60D and a Glidecam 2000. For the low shots in the grass, I flew the Glidecam upside down. I shot everything in 720p 60fps so I could slow it down in post.
My favorite part of finalizing a film is always the color grading that comes at the end. This piece was no exception. An effective color grade adds so much emotion and really sets the mood of a film and helps define what you want the viewer to experience. In this piece, I wanted a VERY warm and comforting atmosphere as she walked through the field. I also wanted most of the shots to be very bright and vibrant.
The shots of her hand flowing through the tall grass were inspired by the movie “Gladiator.” Next time you watch that movie, watch for those hand/grass shots in the flashbacks. They’re awesome.
To watch the final film, click here. Below, is a split-screen comparison of the original and the graded footage.