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“Togo” Creators Tapped Century-Old Process For Film’s Unique Look (Forbes)

Company 3 colorist Siggy Ferstl spent a whole year refining a specific look for the Disney+ period piece.

Togo and Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe). Photo: Film Frame/Disney.

“Filmmakers have spent decades trying to get ever sharper, richer, more colorful moving images. But when it came to creating TogoDisney+’s recently released feature-length project, director Ericson Core and senior colorist Siggy Ferstl spent months making the film look like a series of stills shot a century ago.” – Source: Forbes

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Togo and Leonhard Seppala (Willem Dafoe). Photo: Film Frame/Disney.

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Togo colorist Siggy Ferstl spent a whole year refining a specific look for the Disney+ period piece, evoking a restrained palette that goes against the splashy, saturated look usually associated with Disney films. “We had to limit the latitude and restrict the color gamut to a more painterly, grounded image,” says Ferstl. “There was definitely some playing around with how we handled the highlights.”

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