Stef visited yesterday with footage from the film which is looking freaky in the way only short film can!
One thing we did notice was how saturated my forest is looking compared to the footage and setting in the film. So while it’s a fantasy element in the film itself, it needed a tweak to sit better with the footage.
As usual sucking the colour out meant a few other tweaks to the levels etc, and I thought the difference was big enough for anyone curious to have another look.
I think it feels a bit less ‘friendly Disney forest’ now, hopefully it’ll give the right impression of menace in the film.
You may have noticed it’s been flipped horizontally. This is the old trick for taking another look at the composition, when painting in the real world you can look at your work through a mirror to get the same ‘fresh eyes’.