Grading the Animated Film, Skin for Skin

Oct 27, 2019

A dark allegory of greed and spiritual reckoning, "Skin for Skin" is set during the early days of the North American fur trade. In 1823, the governor of the largest fur-trading company in the world travels across his dominion, extracting ever-greater riches from the winter bounty of animal furs. In his brutal world of profit and loss, animals are slaughtered to the brink of extinction. But one day, the balance of power shifts, and the forces of nature exact their own terrible price.

The National Film Board of Canada, in association with Fifteen Pound Pink Productions, came to LookLabs for the color grade on this animated short film. Finishing was completed with a blend of SpeedLooks and DFS to give it an incredibly beautiful and consistent color narrative and film like look.

Directors Carol Beecher & Kevin Kurytnik have created a visually stunning contemporary myth about the cost of arrogance and greed.Produced by Bonnie Thompson (NFB) and Carol Beecher (Fifteen Pound Pink Productions). Executive produced by David Christensen (NFB). "Skin for Skin" has won several film festival awards including the Grand Jury Award Best Short Film at the Edmonton International Film Festival and Best Overall Short at the Calgary International Film Festival. Big news as both festivals are Oscar qualifying.

Check out our grading vignette to see the end result.....

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