At Kantola, we pride ourselves on storytelling. We believe in its power and ability to create real, long lasting change. But when it comes to telling stories, we also believe in doing it well: partnering and working with the most high quality and experienced cinematic professionals.
Recently, we sat down with one of Kantola’s color graders, Temesgen Gebremeskel, to learn more about the world of color correction. From accurately representing skin tone, to keeping our learners in the story, we learned just why color grading could be the biggest, little detail.
Temesgen “Mez” is best known for his color grading work on Disney, Peacock, Netflix and HBO Max including credits like Nathan’s Kingdom, The Flight Attendant, The Lost Recursion, Ted Lasso and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Some of our takeaways from our conversation with Temesgen:
- Color grading is the visual representation of the dialogue and story
- According to Temesgen, “the moment people start to not take it as serious as it they should be, it takes the viewer out of the story… one shot, one split second of a reaction, can take that person out of the story”
- Color grading ensures every actor’s skin tone is accurately and equitably represented