“It was a really positive experience, relevant both in terms of production and artistic intent.”
Thierry Pouget and Yves Angelo, directors of photography respectively on ‘Belle & Sebastian 3: The Last Chapter’ (Clovis Cornillac, 2017) and ‘The Red Collar’ (Jean Becker, 2018), describe their experience color grading with Eclair. They explain how the expertise of the Eclair teams allowed them to get the best possible rendering of colors, remaining true to their artistic vision.
With more than 30 years’ experience in cinematography, Yves Angelo has worked on numerous films, including ‘Germinal’ (Claude Berri, 1993) and ‘Un Coeur en Hiver’ (Claude Sautet, 1992), and, most recently, ‘Place publique’ (Agnès Jaoui, 2018). His work with Eclair on ‘The Red Collar,’ a historical movie set in 1919, is greatly inspired by 1920’s and 1930’s cinema which led to, for example, an emphasis put on the grain of the image in postproduction.
Thierry Pouget has worked on very different genres as a cinematographer, from science fiction with ‘Eden Log’ (Franck Vestiel, 2007) to thrillers, with two movies by Julien Leclercq – ‘L’assaut’ (2010) and ‘Gibraltar’ (2007) – and romantic comedy with ‘Blind Date’ (Clovis Cornillac, 2015). For this third instalment of the ‘Belle & Sebastian’ franchise, color grading was essential due to the unique way in which light reflects on the snowy landscapes of the French Alps.
Eclair’s close collaboration on the two projects allowed for a unified rendering and a coherence that is central to color grading work. To learn more about Eclair’s postproduction work, visit https://www.eclair.digital/en/creative-distribution-services/postproduction