GRADE YOUR WAY TO GLORY!

FilmConvert's Color Up Film Competition returns for its 5th year! Featuring awesome prizes from our FilmConvert partners, and some of the leading filmmakers and educators from around the world.

  • 6 JUDGES
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  • 6 CATEGORIES
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  • 7 WINNERS
Winners Announced

NOV 20

Photo by Philip Bloom



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Judging category: Documentary PHILIP BLOOM

Philip Bloom is a world-renowned filmmaker who, for the past 9 years of his 26-year career has specialized in creating incredible cinematic images no matter what the camera.

He has worked for all the major UK broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV, C4, Sky and many more. This also includes CNN with whom he has recently completely two seasons of the original documentary series "The Wonder List".

Independent projects are key to Philip and he splits his time between bigger projects and small independent ones. One of his most successful independent projects was "How To Start A Revolution" which won a BAFTA in 2012 and was also awarded prizes at several film festivals including Best Documentary at the 2011 Raindance festival.

http://philipbloom.net/

Judging category: Music Video JAMES TONKIN

One of the UK's leading and most in-demand directors, James has travelled the globe capturing music's biggest and most iconic names in his own unique and visually engaging style.

Over the past seven years, James has worked with acts such as The Rolling Stones, U2, AC/ DC, Coldplay, Beyonce, Rihanna, The Weeknd, One Direction, Sia, Pharrell, Placebo, David Gilmour, Duran Duran, Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Jimmy Page, Robbie Williams, Take That, Graham Coxon, Sinead O'Connor, Andrea Corr, Alt-J, Foals, Stereophonics, Fall Out Boy, Ladyhawke, Olly Murs, and many more.

His award-studded portfolio also contains branded work for clients including Apple, Sony, Canon and Konami.

https://www.hangman.film/

Judging category: Commercial / Corporate KELSEY BRANNAN (aka Premiere Gal)

Kelsey Brannan is a #Shreditor (Shooter, Editor, Producer), originally from San Francisco but currently based in the D.C. area, and the creator of Premiere Gal, a YouTube channel which offers free video editing and production tutorials, templates, and resources.

http://www.premieregal.com/

Judging category: Non-Narrative CARYS KAISER

Carys Kaiser is a Shooting Producer/ Director and has worked filming sporting action for BBC Sport and Sky Sports for many years. Nothing makes her happier than making short form exciting to draw the viewer in. She is also a professional drone pilot and has the online profile as The Drone Lass sharing her journey using drones.

https://www.caryskaiser.co.uk/

Judging category: Wedding HENRY MARTENS

Henry Martens is a wedding filmmaker based out of Dallas, TX.

Henryʼs career was jump-started in mid 2014 when he mistakenly won an eBay bid for his first camera. After borrowing the money from his brother, he sold all his music equipment to pay him back and quickly decided to withdraw from school to pursue filmmaking full-time.

In 2015 he was the winner of the Wedding Film category for the ColorUp Competition hosted by FilmConvert. Since then, he has spent most of his time travelling for work to locations such as Bali, Italy, France, Iceland, Nicaragua, Guatemala and Mexico.

He believes that his quick rise in the industry from local to destination wedding filmmaker is a direct result of his work ethic and attention to detail. Henry insists that the only limit on your career is correlated to your stamina you have to push through rejection and correction.

http://www.henryweddings.co/

Judging category: Creative TOM ANTOS

Tom Antos is a director, cinematographer and visual effects artist – all rolled into one. He has worked on some of the biggest feature films, as well as numerous short films and music videos. In addition, he has 17 years of experience in the areas of CGI and classical animation. This work has earned him several awards, including Telly, Promax BDA and Worldfest Gold Remi.

Tom's professional experience ranges from small budget DIY projects to large Hollywood productions like "Bait" (starring Jamie Foxx) and "Everyone's Hero" (starring Robin Williams and Whoopi Goldberg).

Tom has been sharing his filmmaking experience and knowledge through online tutorials that have gained a large and loyal audience on YouTube. His films and tutorials have been seen over 95 million times on YouTube alone, and his YouTube channels have over 260,000 subscribers and average 2 million views per month.

Tom's tutorials have been featured in many filmmaking communities, including the Indy Mogul's Awesome Director Project. They have helped a great many indie filmmakers who dare to aim high while working with shoestring budgets.

https://tomantosfilms.com/

PRIZES FOR EACH CATEGORY

Keep an eye out for more prizes and sponsors to be announced soon!

PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD PUBLIC VOTE RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington
FICTION / NARRATIVE TOM ANTOS RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington
DOCUMENTARY PHILIP BLOOM RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington
WEDDING HENRY MARTENS RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington
COMMERCIAL / CORPORATE KELSEY BRANNAN RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington
MUSIC JAMES TONKIN RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington
NO NARRATIVE
(SPORTS, DRONE, ACTION CAM ETC)
CARYS KAISER RØDE Video Mic Pro+
Rhino Camera Gear Essentials Slider Bundle (24" Rhino Slider EVO Carbon, Rhino Motion, and Carrying Case)
Filmstro license - 1-year, for-profit license
Blackmagic Design Davinci Resolve Studio license
X-Rite Color Checker Passport
1-day Davinci Resolve Masterclass with Ollie Kenchington

Blackmagic Design creates the world's highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design's DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company's Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984.

Prize Details: DaVinci Resolve 14 has hundreds of new features for editors, colorists and now, for the first time, audio professionals. New features include up to 10 times performance improvement, a whole new audio post production suite with Fairlight audio built into DaVinci Resolve, and multi-user collaboration tools that let multiple people edit, color and mix audio from multiple systems, all in the same project at the same time.

Filmstro is the world's first customisable music library. Adapt your music using the momentum, depth and power sliders to get composer-like control over your soundtracks. Filmstro is also available as a plugin to use directly inside Adobe Premiere Pro 2017.

Prize details: 7 x For-profit branded content annual license worth $1999 each. Unlimited music for unlimited projects | Access the entire library in Adobe Premiere Pro 2017 with the Filmstro Panel | FCPX plugin coming very soon

Rhino is a team of passionate filmmakers and engineers that will stop at nothing to build the finest, most intuitive camera gear on earth. We strive to create gear that is easy to master so you can spend more time telling your stories and less worrying about your tools.

Prize Details: For the Run and Gun Filmmaker. The essentials slider bundle comes with a 24” Rhino Slider EVO Carbon, Rhino Motion, and Carrying Case.

Across music recording and performance, broadcast, filmmaking, newsgathering and wireless, RØDE has become the go-to microphone and, along the way, a global powerhouse in pro audio.

Prize Details: The RØDE VideoMic Pro+ is a new addition to the best-in-market on-camera category. It is a true shotgun microphone designed for use with camcorders, DSLR cameras and portable audio recorders as a source of primary and reference audio.

Korro Academy offers an exciting new route in to filmmaking, through film production and post-production short courses. With a specific focus on creating highly skilled practitioners, Korro Academy offers hands-on workshops, an 8-week film academy, mentorship schemes and a monthly programme of talks by renowned filmmakers. Bridging the gap between commercial training centres and traditional film schools, Korro Academy is the future of film education.

Prize Details: A special one-day masterclass on DaVinci Resolve for all seven winners, at our London training centre. Hosted by our lead tutor and Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer, Ollie Kenchington, this training day will take the winners through the comprehensive colour grading features in Blackmagic Design's incomparable DaVinci Resolve 14. For any prize winners that can't make it to London, Ollie will do a 1-2-1 online colour workshop instead.