Night rose is an independent film made by the studio Beagle Create about a old woman's passion for surfing. It was written and directed by Harry Anscombe.
I was approached initially to finesse a few shots with the addition of some light visual effects. By the end of the project I created the final grade for the whole film and created the film poster.
The film can only be found on their Facebook page at the moment so here is the link. Go check it out.
I made the poster (left) using this original image (below). It only needed a subtle touch. Removal of grain, extending the edges and some colour adjustments. The director wanted a dream like feel to the final image.
Before and after
The main theme was that the life Rose was leading was bleak and that's something we focused on incorporating into the grade. This waves crashing against the shore we graded to look harsh and unforgiving.
In this image i replaced the mountains for something more accurate to the area and appropriate to the story all before emphasising the mood with the fog and grade.
Again focusing on the bleak and harsh tones whilst trying to maintain warm in Rose and the story coming from her eyes was key.
The idea was that Rose is surfing at the dead of night. Most of the shots originally were at sunset and just after, so The colour need to be addressed and I also added some stars in the sky to cheat the effect even more.