From London to Chicago, we've brought together the latest and greatest grades by Mill Colourists. Take a look at top work and recent news from The Mill Colour team:
Mill NY Colourists graded several films featured in this year's Tribeca Film Festival: Mikey Rossiter graded 'Obey' (Intl. Narrative, Director: Jamie Jones); 'Little Woods' (US Narrative, Director Nia DaCosta, starring Tessa Thompson); and 'Love-40' (Short Narrative, Director Harry Israelson).
(L) 'Obey'; (R) 'Little Woods'
Josh Bohoskey graded 'Let Them Die Like Lovers' (Shorts: Into the Void, Director Jesse Atlas). If you're attending the festival this month, make sure to also catch the documentary 'Blowin'Up', which features a title sequence created by the team at Mill NY, led by Creative Director Kinda Akash.
(L) 'Love-40'; (R) 'Let Them Die Like Lovers'
OVO Energy 'It's Time To Power Your Life Differently'
Director: Andreas Nilsson | DOP: Crighton Bone | Production: Biscuit | Agency: Uncommon Creative Studio
Seamus O'Kane discusses the film in this bold campaign, challenging climate change deniers: "From a quiet enigmatic opening this film erupts into a visual maelstrom. The strength of the look comes from the simple beauty of the natural light invaded by the tones, contrasts and colours of our powered existence. Both merge in the final reveal of modern technology within the inspirational morning light. This was an intensive, developing grade that culminated as the project completed. It became a real team passion and it was a delight to be involved."
Lloyds 'The Running of the Horses'
Director: Sam Pilling | DOP: Pat Scola | Production: Pulse | Agency: adam&eveDDB
Colourist James Bamford discusses his process: "It was a real pleasure working with Sam again on this beautiful project. The grade was very much a collaborative process with Sam, and Creative Directors, Graham and James, all helping to pave the way to the final result. The project involved a lot of VFX work so the grade was a fluid one which changed shape over the course of the project. The main challenge was keeping the time of day true to the part of the film, to give the feeling of a warming and inspiring sunrise."
O2 'Follow the Rabbit'
Director: dom&nic | Production: Outsider | Agency: VCCP
Colourist David 'Luddy' Ludlum comments on the spot, which sees the return of the iconic blue rabbit in the latest film from O2's 'Follow The Rabbit' campaign: "In essence we wanted to keep the aesthetic of the film as gritty and realistic as possible. We set the grade before any of the CG, so these settings were already calibrated for the artists to work with. We then put the finishing touches through matte to situate the rabbit in the live environment. Ultimately we achieved a dramatic, gritty grade which contributes to the overall distinctive look of the film."
Skoda 'Paloma Faith: Make Your Own Kind of Music'
Director: Georgia Hudson | DOP: Steve Annis | Production: Agile Films | Agency: Fallon
BMW 'Black Horse: Director's Cut'
Director: Philippe Andre | DOP: Ottar Gudnason | Production: Markenfilm GmbH | Agency: Jung Von Matt
Canadian Olympic Committee 'Be Olympic'
Director: Ian Pons Jewell | DOP: Mauro Chiarello | Production: Revolver Films | Agency: Sid Lee Toronto
Colourist Luke Morrison comments on the film: "This was a standout piece to work on. It was great to reconnect and collaborate with the team at Sid Lee Toronto, Ian Pons Jewell and Mauro Chiarello. Through each set up, Ian and Mauro managed to capture the essence and quintessential qualities of Renaissance paintings. Using that as a reference, for the grade, I really worked it in order to enhance certain aspects of each frame whilst subduing and pushing back others."
Subaru 'See the World'
Director/DOP: Lance Acord | Production: Park Pictures | Agency: Carmichael Lynch
BMW 'Juliette Lewis' Manifesto on Women's Empowerment'
Directors: Daniel Askill, Lorin Askill | DOP: Sebastian Wintero | Production: Radical Media | Agency: Moon to Mars
Glass Magazine 'The First Signs of Spring'
Director: Sam Sneed | DOP: Joshua Echevarria | Client: Glass Magazine
Working closely with Garibay, The Mill's team was excited to take on this exciting passion project, finishing 49 shots in 5 days. Beautifully shot in Bushwick, the film provides a vintage, yet cool retro vibe, enhanced with a stunning grade by Mill colourist Mikey Rossiter.
The film has recently been announced as an official selection of the La Jolla International Fashion Film Festival.
Director: BRTHR | DOP: Kelly Jeffrey | Production: StrangeLove | Agency: Johannes Leonardo
TUMI Latitude 'Toughness is a Luxury'
Directors: Diesel & Alex | DOP: Nicola Pecorini | Production: Rabbit | Agency: EP + Co
Super Bowl | Amazon 'Alexa Loses Her Voice'
Director: Wayne McClammy | DOP: Simon Duggan | Production: Hungry Man | Agency: Lucky Generals
Samsung 'Make it Yours'
Director: Dee Rees | DP: Rachel Morrison | Production: Anonymous Content | Agency: Wieden+Kennedy (Portland)
Colourist Gregory Reese partnered with Wieden+Kennedy (Portland) and Oscar-nominated Director Dee Rees of Anonymous Content to provide a rich grade for Samsung 'Make It Yours'. The piece, which aired during the 2018 Academy Awards, reveals how the Galaxy S9 helps "do what you can't".
SZA 'Broken Clocks'
Directors: SZA, Dave Free, The Little Homies | DOP: Sing Howe Yam, Sage
Uber 'Time to Drive'
Director: Tomi Dieguez | Production: Tronco & 1st Ave Machine | Agency: Deutsch
Carhartt 'The Carhartt Vineyard'
Director: Kevin Steen | DOP: Shabier Kirchner | Production: Rathaus | Agency: Carhartt Handmade Films
See more work from the Mill Colour team here.