Color Grading Showreel (2018)

Extracts from documentaries (2019)

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 above all to help the narration, to accompany the music and the sound of a film, to put a final layer of painting on images sometimes already very strong, sometimes still so fragile…

 

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

Color Grading Filmography

1 SEMAINE SUR 2

Carole vient d’emménager avec Jean-Jacques. Ils sont très amoureux. Le problème, c’est que Jean-Jacques a déjà 3 enfants et Carole, les enfants, c’est pas vraiment son truc. 1 semaine sur 2, c’est l’histoire quotidienne de cette famille recomposée dans laquelle chacun essaie de trouver sa place.

JUSQUE DANS MON CŒUR L'ETE​

  • DIRECTOR : Zoë SEURET
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Marie MERLANT
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS / Atelier de réalisation
  • WITH : Sanshiro, Kana Yokomitsu
  • SPECS : Fiction Short – Color – 1,85:1
Fujihiko Matsushime is a 36-year-old man living alone in a traditional Japanese house. His daily life is perfectly ordered and timed. But one day, his routine is disturbed by strange elements taking place in this old, creaking house. Troubled, Fujihiko tries to find out what may be happening in his home.

LE DIVORCE DE MES MARRANTS

Romy, 23 ans, enquête sur le divorce de ses parents, aidée d’une amie à la caméra. Entre documentaire et chansons, ce road-movie de l’intime nous plonge au cœur d’une famille dysfonctionnelle et haute en couleurs.

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FAMILY HISTORY
(LES ANTECEDENTS FAMILIAUX)

  • DIRECTOR : Mathilde BLANC
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Thaïs PLAY DAVID
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS / Atelier de réalisation
  • WITH : Olivier BLANC, Soizick BLANC
  • SPECS : Documentary Short – Color – 1,85:1
Olivier is a hypochondriac pharmacist who regularly consults his fellow doctors. Unable to answer the recurring question about his own family medical history, he decides to investigate his biological roots. Obsessed with his research and worried about the answers he finally finds out, he forgets what matters most…

LE PRIX DE LA DERAISON

  • DIRECTOR : Safia KESSAS
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : AT-Prod, 2020
  • SPECS : TV Documentary – Color – 1,77:1
For several months, this film will follow the footsteps a 27-year-old “returnee”, from Syria. After serving a heavy prison sentence for wanting to join ISIS, she must now retrieve the course of her life. However, the obstacles are numerous. The judicial system has not created the proper conditions for a seamless transition to home.
She has changed she acknowledges her mistakes. Yet, the judicial system does not believe in her redemption. It freezes her in the simplistic image of a radical Islamic woman. She is no longer that woman, but by not granting her a second chance, the system is taking the risk of over-radicalizing. Here in Belgium and not in the Syrian hell, these returnees are abandoned to themselves. Without the support of her family, the young woman would not be able to escape such spiral.

OUROBOROS

  • DIRECTOR : Sassoun DEMIRCI & Ilias DENNOUNE
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Lisa WILLAME
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : HAKUNA ACADEMY, 2019
  • WITH : Ilias DENNOUNE
  • SHOT ON : ARRI Alexa XT, Cooke Lenses
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 1,85:1
A prisoner of his own, the figures-lined walls, Jonas counts, repeats himself, constantly relives the torments of his childhood, an actor precocious of daily violence, he confronts himself with all his sufferings, a reality that he can not escape.

TEGHADEZ AGADEZ

Pendant vingt ans, André a gagné sa vie en organisant le transport de migrants entre Agadez, au Niger et Sabha, en Libye. Pour lui, comme pour une large partie de la population d’Agadez, la traversée du Sahara représentait un secteur-clé de l’économie. Nous le suivons dans les rues d’Agadez et rencontrons Fifty, Boubacar, Mudatheir et Myriam, quatre personnes, qui, pour des raisons très variées, ont décidé de quitter leur pays à la recherche d’une vie meilleure.

THIS IS NOT A SUITCASE
(CECI N'EST PAS UNE VALISE)

  • DIRECTOR : Lou Du PONTAVICE
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Stéphanie BLANCHARD MORA
  • CAMERA : Lisa BILLUART-MONET
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS / Atelier de réalisation
  • WITH : Annie-Paris NKINSI, Wim WILLAERT
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 1,85:1
  • SHOT ON : ARRI Alexa
Guy, 55 year-old taxi driver, is about to travel with the Eurostar, for the first time of his life : his daughter is getting married. But when he parks to take the train, he discovers concealed in his suitcase, a 7 year-old girl who’s from Kinshasa. This is Maïssa. Her demand is clear and non-negotiable : Guy must take her with him to London, in his suitcase.

THE DRAGON WITH TWO HEADS
(LE DRAGON A DEUX TETES)

  • DIRECTOR : Paris CANNES Do NASCIMENTO
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Charlotte MULLER
  • CAMERA : Mathilde BLANC
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS / Atelier de réalisation
  • WITH : Paris CANNES Do NASCIMENTO, Juergen CANNES Do NASCIMENTO
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 1,85:1
  • SHOT ON : SONY F5
To escape the homophobic reality of their homeland, two Brazilian twin brothers are now living in Europe. The first brother has a perfectly legal status in Brussels, the second is an illegal immigrant and lives like a ghost in the German capital. Set during the 2018 Brazilian elections, the brothers’ anguish about the future of their country under the rise of far-right candidate Jair Bolsonaro deepens when one of the twins is involved in an accident.

MACHINARIUM

  • DIRECTOR : Thomas LICATA
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Maxime BRASSET
  • CAMERA :  Jimmy NGUYEN
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS / Atelier de réalisation
  • WITH : Luc SCHILTZ, Alain BELLOT
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 1,85:1
  • SHOT ON : SONY F5
Bob is sent to a remote area to repair a radio transmission antenna. Once on site, he is surprised to discover that it is connected to a building site by a mysterious cable…

NIGHT TRIP

  • DIRECTOR : Nicolas BOUCART
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Roberto GOMEZ
  • CAMERA :  Nicolas BOUCART & Dany LEBLANC
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Hélicotronc, Ours Blanc & Tricinty sprl
  • WITH : Thomas BOUCART, Gabin BOUCART
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 2,35:1
  • SHOT ON : SONY Alpha 7S2 & Canon 5D MII
Night Trip is the last inner trip of a heroin addict overdosing, powerless before the leaving of the one he has has abandoned… this child full of hope that lives within us until our last breath.

LES JUSTES DU RWANDA

  • DIRECTOR : Luc LAGUN-BOUCHET
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY :  Stéphane TAPONIER & Joy BANERJEE
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : AT-Prod
  • WITH : Damas Gisimba, Joséphine Dusabimana, Froduald Karuhije…
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 1,77:1
This documentary tells the story of a woman and two men who took the risk of dying rather than killing. During the Rwandan genocide of 1994, when the vast majority of the Hutu participated in the killings, they hid and saved Tutsis, at the risk of their lives. Each in its own way and in different places.

REPETITIONS

L’équipe d’une pièce de théâtre est à l’arrêt. L’acteur principal a disparu. Quand la metteuse en scène le retrouve, déphasé, errant au hasard des rues d’une ville de province avec quelques clochards, une nuit d’ivresse les ramène au théâtre et une rencontre précaire a finalement lieu, rendant la création d’un spectacle possible.

MAKING OF "THE BREAK - SEASON 2"

  • DIRECTOR : Sébastien CORRE & Olivier Mitch GOFFE
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Vincent PINCKAERS
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Julie ESPARBES & Anthony REY – Hélicotronc
  • WITH : Yoann BLANC, Jasmina DOUIEB, Guillaume KERBUSCH…
  • SPECS : Documentary – Color – 1,77:1 – 59 min
Jasmina Orban, the psychiatrist calls back Yoann Peeters to help her
prove the innocence of one of her patients, Dany Bastin. Dany, a former
convict, was working as a gardener for wealthy owner Astrid du Tilleul,
who was found murdered in the swimming pool of her house.
The making of “The Break, season 2”.

MY NAME IS CLITORIS (MON NOM EST CLITORIS)

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.

THE BELGIAN LION

  • DIRECTOR : Nimetula PARLAKU
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Serge BRISON, Yves PEZET, Alicia Van der AVOORT
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Les BrasKC, Anthony REY & Nimetulla PARLAKU
  • WITH : Karim BARRAS, Greg DURET, Mathylde DESMAREZ, Sophie SENECAUT
  • SPECS : Fiction – Color / B&W – 1,85:1 – 89 min
  • SHOT ON : SONY FS5
Two losers are trying to catch an elusive lion for an improbable prize. Or perhaps they are exorcizing the phantoms of colonialism that haunt the town…

SUR PANAME

  • MUSIC : SAGES COMME DES SAUVAGES
  • DIRECTOR : Anouk FORTUNIER
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Maël ROBIJNS
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Sages comme des sauvages
  • SPECS : Music Video Clip – Color – 2,39:1
  • SHOT ON : SONY Alpha 7S2

SIMON

  • DIRECTOR, CAMERA & PRODUCTION : Laurent SCHEID
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • EDITING : Annaëlle SIMONET
  • WITH : Simon Marie Eugène, Comte du Chastel de la Howarderie et du Saint Empire
  • SPECS : Documentary Short – Color – 1,77:1
  • SHOT ON : Canon EOS 5D & 7D

SWITCH

  •  DIRECTOR : Marion RENARD
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Lisa WILLAME
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS / Atelier de réalisation, 2018
  • WITH : Nora DOLMANS, Manon DELAUVAUX, Félix MATAGNE
  • SPECS : Short – Color
During her first sexual experience, a teenager discovers she has an unsettling peculiarity. A modern-day tale of sexual development and self-acceptance.

NOWY

  •  DIRECTOR : Matthieu BOURDEAUD’HUI
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Lisa BILLUART-MONET
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : INSAS, 2018
  • WITH : Zenek MAJEWSKI
  • SPECS : Short – Color
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.

LES PAPILLONS DE NUIT REVENT AUSSI

  •  DIRECTOR : Jeanne COUSSEAU
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION DESIGNER & ART DIRECTION : Charlotte PERRIN
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Jean-Louis COUSSEAU – Company Quelqu’uns, 2018
  • WITH : Zenek MAJEWSKI
  • SPECS : Video – Color – 1,33:1
  • SHOT on : Lumix GH5
This video was made to be integrated in the theater play Les papillons de nuit rêvent aussi  (written and staged by Jean-Louis Cousseau, 2018). This play is about Pannonica de Koenigswarter, scion of the Rothschild family and famous jazz patron in the United States during the 50-60’s.
The theater play : 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.

THE PEONY (LA PIVOINE)

  •  DIRECTOR : Joaquín BRETON
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY : Francisco Javier RODRIGUEZ
  • COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Anthony REY – HELICOTRONC, 2018
  • WITH : Simon ANDRE, Christian CRAHAY, Benoît PIRET, Anne-Marie LOOP, Ariane ROUSSEAU
  • SPECS : Feature – Color – 1,77:1
  • SHOT ON : Blackmagic RAW DNG 2K & Blackmagic ProRes UHD
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.

PROJECTION ON SOFA (PROJECTION SUR CANAPE)

  •  DIRECTOR & ANIMATOR : Violette DELVOYE
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY & COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : ENSAV – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, 2017
  • SPECS : Animation Short – Color – 1,85:1
  • SHOT ON : Stop-motion DSLR
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.

ARMENIAN PAPERS (PAPIERS D'ARMENIE)

  •  DIRECTOR & ANIMATOR : Ornella MACCHIA
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY & COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : ENSAV – Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Visuels de La Cambre, 2016
  • SPECS : Animation Short – Color – 1,85:1
  • SHOT ON : Stop-motion DSLR
At the market of Yerevan, in Armenia, a merchant invites us to share his fruits and his history…

THE GIRL AND THE DOG

  •  DIRECTOR & ANIMATOR : Oksana KAZMINA
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY, COMPOSITING & COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : 5/5 La Louvière en documentaire & Dragone Productions, 2015
  • EDITING : Annaëlle SIMONET
  • WITH : Bahia TOFFOLO, Fabienne BERNARD, Francky THIGS, Joëlle DUGAILLY
  • SPECS : Documentary Short – Color – 1,77:1
  • SHOT ON : SONY EX3 & Lumix GH4
The dreamlike journey of a girl from Ukraine, which meets giants, passionate people, dog and girl and her grandmother in La Louvière (Belgium).

TACTIL'ANIMATION

  •  DIRECTOR : Anton HENNE
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY & COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • PRODUCTION : Anton HENNE & ERG, 2016
  • SPECS : Documentary Short – Color – 1,77:1
  • SHOT ON : Lumix GH4
This documentary is about the project « Tactil’Animation », 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.

JULIA

  •  DIRECTOR : Nicolas CATZ
  • CINEMATOGRAPHY & COLOR GRADING : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN
  • CAMERA : Laura PERERA SAN MARTIN & Tom GINEYTS
  • PRODUCTION : Nicolas CATZ, 2015
  • WITH : Denis BECHOUX, Stéphanie GOEMAERE
  • SPECS : Short – Color – 2,39:1
  • SHOT ON : Canon EOS 5D, 7D & Lumix GH4
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… Julia is adapted from Fiodor Dostoïevski’s White Nights.