Linux Color Correction Added Grit to The Fighter

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Sun, 01/30/2011 - 19:00 -- Nick Dager

Colorist Tony Dustin of Hollywood-based Technicolor used the DaVinci Resolve Linux non-linear color correction system for color grading work done on Paramount Pictures/Relativity Media’s critically acclaimed feature film The Fighter directed by David O. Russell. The film stars actor/producer Mark Wahlberg Amy Adams and recent Golden Globe winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo and is currently in theatres nationwide. Using the DaVinci Resolve system to give the film a rich realistic look Dustin worked alongside Russell post-production supervisor Christopher Kulikowski and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. Together they created an atmosphere to illustrate the grittiness of the boxing gym and the authenticity of the Boston-area working class against the backdrop of Lowell Massachusetts while also capturing the intensity of the professional ring. “Russell wanted The Fighter to feel as genuine and powerful as the original story ” Dustin says “so we needed to make every shot look human not processed. The grading of this project had to be subtle and the beauty of Resolve is that it can be as powerful or as delicate as you need it to be. I was able to use it as a surgical tool to bring the filmmakers’ vision to life.” Blackmagic Design