My Color Grading Showreel 2018

It is never only about putting a signal at the good level of luminance and chrominance.

It is never only about getting the same level on images from different cameras.

It is never only about adjusting shots one by one so that they technically or visually match, searching an ideal coherence.

 

It also involves reworking the cinematic matter, its details, its grains, its shininess, taking into account its potential, but also its limits.

It is also often to guide the eyes of the spectators or to let them wander around in a decor.

It is also sometimes, one last time, looking for the most appropriate aesthetic for a film, a scene, a character.

It is also always taking care, one last time, of a person’s or a character’s good looking, of his appearance and skin color.

 

It is to help the narration, it is to accompany the music and the sounds of a film, it is to put a final layer of painting on already existing images, sometimes already very strong, sometimes so fragile…

 

Color grading is all that at once, and a thousand things more.

My Color Grading Equipments

 

I own my private color grading machine on a Full HD monitor, with a CPU 6-Core, a GPU Nvidia GeForce GTX 970, a Tangent Wave panel, 8-TO data storage, Da Vinci Resolve and the complete Adobe Creative Suite. This powerful machine is perfect for processing the post-production of all kind of movies (cinema & TV movies, video clips…), especially for smallest budgets.

For biggest projects, I can move to work in various studios with more equipments : a 4K color grading, a projection room and all the services to welcome a complete cinema team. I already worked with various post-production studios in Brussels.

My Color Grading Works

"Ceci n'est pas une valise" (Lou Dupontavice, 2019)

  • Wim Willaert : Guy
  • Director : Lou Dupontavice
  • Production : INSAS / Atelier de Réalisation
  • Cinematography : Stéphanie Blanchard Mora
  • Camera : Lisa Billuart-Monet
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Editing & Postproduction : Seda Sat

Guy, 60 ans, s’apprête à prendre l’Eurostar : sa fille londonienne se marie le soir même. Mais quand il arrive au parking de la gare, une petite fille afghane s’est glissée dans sa valise. C’est Nour, 7 ans. Sa demande est claire et non négociable : Guy doit l’emmener avec lui à Londres, dans sa valise…

  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Shot with ARRI Alexa

"Le dragon à deux têtes" (Paris Cannes, 2019)

  • Alexandre : Paris Cannes do Nascimento
  • Mariano : Juergen Cannes do Nascimento

Deux frères jumeaux homosexuels expatriés en Europe, issus d’un pays tropical bien connu : le Brésil. Alexandre vit légalement à Bruxelles, tandis que Mariano vit clandestinement à Berlin.

Chaque année, plus de la moitié des assassinats homophobes ont lieu au Brésil. En 2017, 445 personnes ont été tuées.

  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Shot with SONY F5

"Machinarium" (Thomas Licata, 2019)

  • Luc Schiltz
  • Alain Bellot
  • Director : Thomas Licata
  • Production : INSAS / Atelier de Réalisation
  • Cinematography : Maxime Brasset
  • Camera : Jimmy Nguyen
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Editing & Postproduction : Léa Noël Lefebvre
  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Shot with SONY F5

"Night Trip" (Nicolas Boucart, 2019)

  • Thomas Boucart
  • Gabin Boucart
  • Short
  • Color
  • 2,35
  • Shot with SONY Alpha 7S2 & Canon 5D MII

"Den-Missen Paradis" (Simon Gillard Coulibaly, 2019)

  • Director : Simon Gillard Coulibaly / Nissane Coulibaly
  • Production : Simon Gillard Coulibaly & Arnold Grojean (Grenade)
  • Color Grader : Laura Perera San Martín & Simon Gillard Coulibaly
  • Documentary
  • Color
  • 1,77
  • Shot with SONY Alpha 7S2

"Répétitions" (Aurore Fattier, 2019)

  • Denis Lavant
  • Aurore Fattier
  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,77
  • Shot with SONY Alpha 7S2

"Making Of La Trêve Saison 2" (Sébastien Corre, 2018)

  • Direction & Cinematography : Sébastien Corre & Olivier Mitch Goffe
  • Production : Hélicotronc, Julie Esparbes & Anthony Rey
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Documentary
  • Color
  • 59 min
  • 1,77
  • HD

"Le Lion Belge" (Nimetulla Parlaku, 2018)

  • Karim Barras
  • Greg Duret
  • Mathylde Desmarez
  • François Ebouélé
  • Vincent Minne
  • Claude Semal
  • Sophie Senecaut
  • Director : Nimetula Parlaku
  • Production : Hélicotronc, Les BrasKC, Anthony Rey & Nimetulla Parlaku
  • Cinematography : Serge Brison, Yves Pezet, Alicia Van der Avoort
  • Sound : Mathieu Pomes, Lionel Haflants, Marie Paulus
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Feature
  • Color / Black & White
  • 1,85
  • Shot with SONY FS5

"Sur Paname - PNL" (Sages Comme des Sauvages, 2018)

  • Music : Sages comme des Sauvages (from PNL)
  • Director : Anouk Fortunier
  • Cinematography : Maël Robijns
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín

About the musicians « Sages comme des sauvages »:

http://sagescommedessauvages.org

  • Music Video Clip
  • Color
  • 2,39
  • Shot with SONY Alpha 7S2

"Simon" (Laurent Scheid, 2018)

  • Director & Production : Laurent Scheid
  • Editing : Annaëlle Simonet
  • Color Grader : Laura Perera San Martín
  • With Simon Marie Eugène, Comte du Chastel de la Howarderie et du Saint Empire
  • Documentary Short
  • Color
  • 1,77
  • Shot with Canon EOS 5D & 7D

"Mon Nom est Clitoris" (Daphné Leblond et Lisa Billuart, 2018)

  • Directors : Daphné Leblond & Lisa Billuart-Monet
  • Production : Iota Production, FWB, CBA, BETV
  • Cinematography : Lisa Billuart-Monet
  • Sound : Daphné Leblond
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín

This documentary is a dialogue between young women about the feminine sexuality. With a  communicative freedom, courage and humor, they share their experiences and their stories, in the hope to change the world around them and to give to the women the right in an informed sex education, delivered from the constraints and the taboos.

  • Documentary
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Shot with Canon EOS 5D

"Switch" (Marion Renard, 2018)

  • Nora Dolmans : Gabrielle
  • Manon Delauvaux : Alice
  • Félix Matagne : Gabriel

During her first sexual experience, a teenager discovers she has an unsettling peculiarity. A modern-day tale of sexual development and self-acceptance.

Prices:

  • Prix du Meilleur Scénario – Festival Tels Quels

Selections:

  • BIFFF (Brussels, 2019)
  • Film Fest Gent, (Belgium, 2018)
  • Wicked Queer Boston (USA, 2019)
  • qFLIX Philadelphia (USA, 2019)
  • Festival International de Films de Femmes (France, 2019)
  • Courts mais Trash (Belgium, 2019)
  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Shot with SONY F5

"Nowy" (Matthieu Bourdeaud'hui, 2018)

  • Director : Matthieu Bourdeaud’hui
  • Production : INSAS, with the support of Wallonie Bruxelles International
  • Cinematography : Lisa Billuart-Monet
  • Editing : Julie Robert
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • With Zenek Majewski

In Łódź, an old man, Zenek, lives alone and observes his neighborhood through the window of his small apartment. Outside, people are gathering as the wind picks up.

On the Wallonie Bruxelles International’s website : http://www.wbimages.be/index.php?id=8973&tx_cfwbavmsearch_pi1%5Buid%5D=21303

  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Shot with BLACKMAGIC Cinema Camera

"Les Papillons de nuit meurent aussi" (Jeanne Cousseau, 2018)

This video was made to be integrated in the theater play Les papillons de nuit meurent aussi (written and staged by Jean-Louis Cousseau, 2018). Thise play is about Pannonica de Koenigswarter, scion of the Rothschild family and famous jazz patron in the United States during the 50-60’s.

An actress and 3 musicians launch into a suite of variations inspired by Pannonica de Koenigswarter’s life. On the background of projections photo and video, the four artists create various forms of exchanges between words and musics; between past and present, also. Because beyond the testimony on the one that we called « the Baroness of the jazz », this musical play is about the world of today, about the fragile place of the artistic creation in the contemporary society, about the necessity of being oneself.

About the theater company Quelqu’unshttps://www.quelquuns.org

About the teather play Les Papillons de nuit rêvent aussihttp://www.vendee-premieres.fr/evenement/papillons-de-nuit-revent-2/

  • Video
  • Color
  • 1,33
  • Shot with Lumix GH5

"La Pivoine" (Joaquín Breton, 2017)

  • Simon André
  • Christian Crahay
  • Benoît Piret
  • Anne-Marie Loop
  • Ariane Rousseau
  • Director & Editing : Joaquín Breton
  • Production : Hélicotronc
  • Cinematography : Francisco Javier Rodriguez
  • Sound : Arnaud Calvar
  • Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín

Salomon, a traveller, comes back to his hometown. Sitting at the bar of his old friend Jean, he remembers Dimitri, his travelling companion, who died in a strange shooting.

Selections:

  • 42° Mostra Internacional de Cinema em São Paulo (Brazil, 2018)
  • Feature
  • Color
  • 1,77
  • Blackmagic RAW DNG 2K & Blackmagic ProRes UHD

"Dagen Van Vreugde en Geluk" (Rodriguez Valcke, 2018)

  • Director & Production : Rodriguez Valcke
  • Animation : Ornella Macchia
  • Post-production & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Music : Derek De Blauwe

Chronicles of « days of joy and happiness »…

Selections :

  • Festiwal Animator (Poland, 2018)

On Animator Festival’s website :

 http://www.animator-festival.com/short_films/166

"Goedenavond Beste Kijkers" (Rodriguez Valcke, 2018)

  • Direction, Animation & Production : Rodriguez Valcke
  • Post-production & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Music : Derek De Blauwe

Chronicles of channel surfing… Good evening, dear viewers !

"Projection sur canapé" (Violette Delvoye, 2017)

  • Director & Animator : Violette Delvoye
  • Production : ENSAV – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre
  • Cinematography & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín

Tonight it’s movie night at home. After the film ends, Lucie and Manu spark up a conversation about the idea of travelling. Over cigarettes and glasses of wine, they share their desires, needs and expectations.

  • Festival international du film d’animation de Bruxelles « Anima » (Belgium 2017)
  • Festival international du film d’animation d’Annecy (France, 2017)
  • Festival International du Film d’Aubagne
  • Festival « Un Poing c’est court » de Vaulx-en-Velin (France, 2018)
  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Stop-motion (DSLR)

"Papiers d'Arménie" (Ornella Macchia, 2016)

  • With Puzant Sayat Toruslu
  • Director & Animator : Ornella Macchia
  • Production : ENSAV – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre
  • Cinematography & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Sound : Benoît Charron

At the market of Yerevan, in Armenia, a merchant invites us to share his fruits and his history…

Prices :

  • Anim!Arte – 12th International Student Animation Festival of Brazil
    World Cultures (2nd place, 2015)
  • Audience Award of the Transmission video art price « The Golden Pyramid » – Karlsruhe Germania
  • Prix Serge Daney de la diffusion – Paris
  • Prix du Jury PIAFF16 Festival International du Film d’animation de Paris, France
  • … and many more

Selections

  • ANNECY
  • Festival international du film d’animation ANIMA
  • Animateka
  • Reanimania
  • MONSTRA – Lisbon Animated Film Festival
  • Brussel Short Film Festival (BSFF)
  • IN.S.A.N.E. animation film festival
  • BeThere!Corfu Animation
  • … and many more
  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,85
  • Stop-motion (DSLR)

"The Girl and the Dog" (Oksana Kazmina, 2015)

  • Director : Oksana Kazmina
  • Production : 5/5 Festival La Louvière en documentaire & Dragone Productions
  • Cinematography, Compositing & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Sound : Antoine Dassonville
  • Editing : Annaëlle Simonet
  • With Bahia Toffolo, Fabienne Bernard, Francky Thigs, Joëlle Dugailly

The dreamlike journey of a girl from Ukraine, which meets giants, passionate people, dog and girl and her grandmother in La Louvière (Belgium).

  • Short
  • Color
  • 1,77
  • Shot with SONY EX3 & Lumix GH4

"Tactil'Animation" (Anton Henne, 2015)

  • Production : Anton Henne / ERG
  • Cinematography & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Sound : Benoît Charron

This documentary is about the project « Tactilanimation », which aims to realize a medium of tactile expression, through the creation of a tactile animation movie. This tactile animation movie could allow a blind or a visual-impaired person to feel a history based mainly on the sense of touch, with a sound support.

  • Documentary Short
  • Color
  • 1,77
  • Shot with Lumix GH4

"Julia" (Nicolas Catz, 2015)

  • With Denis Bechoux & Stéphanie Goemaere
  • Direction & Production : Nicolas Catz
  • Cinematography & Color Grading : Laura Perera San Martín
  • Camera : Laura Perera San Martín & Tom Gineyts

A desert place at night. Sitting on a swing, a dreamer tells a story to his voice recorder… He saves Julia, a young woman waiting for her first love, Yvan. The dreamer offers Julia to find him…
Adapted from Fiodor Dostoïevski’s White nights

Prices :

  • 2nd « Actress of the Month » – 12 Month Film Festival (2016)

Selections :

  • Festival « Infancia y adolescencia » de Bogotá (Colombia, 2016)
  • Les Saisons Parisiennes (France, 2017)
  • 6th Pachuca Film Festival (2017)

On the director’s website : https://www.nicolascatz.com/julia

  • Short
  • Color
  • 2,39
  • Shot with Canon EOS 5D, 7D & Lumix GH4