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Lorde Video Completed with BMD Tools

Santa Monica post facility Prehistoric Digital graded the music video for Lorde’s new single, “Team,” on Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 10. Directed by Young Replicant, the video features two contrasting looks to demarcate the two-part narrative of the story. Kevin Cannon, colorist on “Team,” says he wanted the color grade to preserve the mystery for both scenarios and keep many of the details just visible through the haze.

“The precision of the color tools in DaVinci Resolve helped with treading this line and finding the overall balance,” Cannon explains. “We used extensive tracking Power Windows to ensure that the right details were either revealed or hidden. The speed and accuracy of the tracker was a huge asset. The addition of unlimited windows per node in DaVinci Resolve 10 helped to keep the complicated sets of shapes to a manageable number of nodes.”