Company 3 Uses Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve for Color Grading on Universal Pictures’ Robin Hood
Milpitas, Calif. – Blackmagic Design Inc. revealed that colorist Stephen Nakamura of Santa Monica-based Company3 used DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci 2K high-end Linux systems for all the color grading work on Universal Pictures’ epic action-adventure Robin Hood, starring Oscar winners Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett, directed by Ridley Scott and produced by Oscar winner Brian Grazer.
Looking to show an overcast and gritty feel throughout the film, Nakamura worked extensively in the Resolve bay fine tuning the environment, arms, armor and every facet of each frame to capture the vision of medieval England that Scott sought.
“Ridley was looking for an overcast, old English feel for Robin Hood, and that would only work if every shot maintained that vision," Nakamura explained. "This meant that every link in a suit of chain mail had to be adjusted and every sword needed to be sharpened and made to look menacing.
“The grading of Robin Hood was a very exacting process, and Resolve gave us the power and feature set that we needed. I could not have done the work the way I did it by using any other system.”