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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Canon C100 Mark 2 , FJ H160s Pro
Vancouver

my memories in Vancouver.

By Terence Ho
Sony A7S, KD P400 Ptra
Aimee & Joseph Buszka Wedding

During late Winter 2015, I traveled up to Harrisburg, PA to shoot the Buszka wedding. Now, the groom and I go back a ways, as we're both graduates of the Film/Video Production program at Penn State University. That said, when we began chatting about his upcoming nuptials, I was nothing less than thrilled to be a part of the process. After all...WE ARE PENN STATE! On the big day, I ran my usual two camera setup (Sony A7s and Canon 70D), aiming for an equally familiar "fly-on-the-wall," photojournalist vibe while shooting. During the edit, my goal was to add a little vintage flare to the visuals by lifting the blacks and aging the colors (FilmConvert helped wonders in this regard). In the end, the finished product took on a real sense of warmth and nostalgia, feeling like a quiet memory of some long lost, really good day.

By Edwin Koester
Sony A7S , KD P400 Ptra
Suzanne Mellott Photography - “Define”

In the Fall of 2014, my good friend and mega-talented photog, Suzanne Mellott, began chatting with me about developing a new kind of photography promo video, one that would not only offer a snapshot of Suzanne Mellott Photography as a business, but also expose and highlight the monumental right-of-passage that is "Senior Year." For Suzanne, rendering this short time in a young person's life, one still at a time, is her calling. For her seniors, it's all about testing the waters, breaking boundaries, and making some of the most important choices of one's young life. In essence, for those on both sides of the camera, senior year is all about the wonder inherent in a single bold challenge: Define Yourself.

By Edwin Koester
Sony FS5, KD P400 Ptra
Corbin - Hunker Down

Corbin, formerly known worldwide as Spooky Black, returns with a cinematic visual for “Hunker Down,” taken from his debut album Mourn. The forest is not only present, but central. Corbin is heading up north, to "where 61 touches the waterline," referencing the highway that traces Minnesota's arrowhead, along the western edge of Lake Superior. The woods are an escape, and it can be a crushing one. / NPR While shot in two Wisconsin towns not far from Corbin’s home of St. Paul, the video could be seen as a personal one for director, Braden Lee as well. Not only did he write, produce, direct, shoot and edit the project in just three weeks, Lee also hails from Minnesota and, as he shared with us, the cement pouring scene was filmed in a quarry he “spent many summers as a kid.” / BOOOOOOOM Think: wide shots of barren landscapes, close-ups of smoking Cadillacs, and a really really unnerving high pitched whine. And that's just the intro. Think also: a really good, slow, moody tune that'l

By Braden Smith
Sony FS700, FJ 8543 VD
USN - "Challenge Yourself"

We were asked by USN (Ultimate Sports Nutrition) and their agency to create both an inspirational video that would also serve as a commercial for the re-launch of the USN brand globally. We feel this video came out really nicely and love the shots we got. Grading it in the end with FilmConvert helped tie it all together as we shot over various days and at various locations.

By Rick Joaquim
Phantom Miro , FJ 8543 VD
The Graeme Watkins Project "Love In Abundance"

A music video that exudes the ideals of youth and freedom through a colour-filled frenzy - The video was shot at 1000 frames per second to portray a concept indicative of the longevity life; you catch yourself blinking and before you know it, it is over. The Music Video was shot and directed by Rick Joaquim and would not have been possible without an amazing team consisting of the film crew, dancers, models and the band.

By Rick Joaquim