Blackmagic Design products were used at nearly every stage of production and post-production on various summer films created around the world.
Blackmagic Design has announced that Compartment No. 6 (Hytti nro 6) is one of the films at this year’s Cannes Film Festival that was graded in DaVinci Resolve.
The film Compartment No.6, which was awarded the Grand prize of the Jury together with Un Héro by Asghar Farhadi, is an adaptation of a novel by Rosa Liksom from 2011. Juho Kuosmanen was in charge of the direction and the cinematographer JP Passi. The film was shot on Kodak 500T colour negative film.
The film tells the story of a young Finnish woman who travels by train from Moscow to the Arctic Circle to visit an archaeological site. On the way, she has to share a compartment with a stranger. However, this unintentional chance encounter of two not inclined people slowly brings them closer to each other.
Speaking about the production of the film, Sandra Klass, Colourist of Compartment No. 6, said:” Together with the director and DP, we discussed the desired look in detail before starting the colour design. We liked the initial scans – oversaturated and with different colour mixes. We wanted to create the full feel of films from the 90s because our film is also set in this era. Filming at night in the dark train caused us problems in the shadows, where some areas were slightly underexposed. It is inevitable that some of the mine game is lost in such scenes. But then I took on the faces with tracking windows and brightened them up a bit. However, this then led to digital noise in addition to the existing film grain. “
Klass concluded: “But with the help of the software, I was able to fix that with selective noise reduction. Part of the grain was retained, which looked natural compared to the rest of the picture, but masked the high exposure. I’m a huge fan of DaVinci Resolve’s secondary saturation, hue, and luminance controls. These are uncomplicated tools for subtle adjustments. For this film, I used them a lot to soften harsher lighting without affecting the natural look of the picture.”
Blackmagic Design products were used, at nearly every stage of production and post-production, on various summer films created around the world.
During production, Blackmagic Design cameras were used on a variety of films and scenes, while the company’s various routers, capture and playback devices, monitors, DaVinci Resolve and Mini Converters were used on DIT carts to help manage onset production, from suspense thrillers such as Old to horror movies like Candyman.