Hungry man’s Wayne McClammy directed 72andSunny’s live-action trailer “Seize Glory” for Activision’s new release, Call of Duty: Black Ops 3. It is an action-packed story capturing the adrenaline and heart-pumping thrills of the game. Academy Award and BAFTA-winning cinematographer Dion Beebe (Memoirs of a Geisha, Edge of Tomorrow, Collateral) and a star-studded cast of Hollywood actors round out the piece.
MPC Colorist Ricky Gausis graded “Seize Glory,” working closely with Beebe to balance the looks of an array of different scenes that ranged from exterior cityscapes and an interior biodome, to a Middle Eastern barbershop and stormy finale in a jungle.
“Ricky reconciled different creative visions and came up with something well balanced that keeps you focused on the story rather than being too aware of the style,” O’Shea said. “You don’t feel all the work he’s done and the end result looks iconic.”
Gausis added, “The main challenge was in making each location feel different without the grade distracting the viewer in any way. With the numerous explosions throughout I had to be very careful to keep the highlights relatively soft so as to not lose detail in certain areas. I also paid close attention to the shadows to retain detail in them."
“With having softer shadows and highlights it's very easy to have a flat and lifeless image, so I worked a lot in the mid tones to give the image richness.”
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