Technicolor’s workflow on The Revenant

Technicolor recently released an article that offers a behind the scenes look at their contribution to the award winning film, The Revenant.  I haven’t seen the movie yet, but from what I gather it looks like another hit from Alejandro González Iñárritu.

The article hits upon Technicolor’s contributions to the film in extreme conditions while working with Alexa 65 footage and grading on Lustre.  There is so much time and money that goes into the production that proper on-set dailies work must be completed to ensure coverage of all the scenes.  Backing up (LTO, tape, H264 files) and distribution (VFX teams and editors) of the footage is part of the dailies process that also plays critical role in the streamlined workflow of a film of such magnitude.

It never ceases to amaze me how many skilled, smart, and creative people are involved in filmmaking.  It really is a collaborative that only a few get recognition for.  Every part of the filmmaking process plays a pivotal role in making the movie what it is.  I think it’s important to realize that.  This article just offers a brief glimpse of all the hard work and man-hours that it takes to make such a beautiful picture.

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