In an age of spoofing and viral videos, Miles Fisher of “Final Destination 5” pays homage to the classic TV series “Saved by the Bell” with an added gory twist. Featuring Color Correction by In A Place Post, the ‘90s-inspired spoof features Fisher and his fellow Final Destination co-stars getting into deadly mishaps while preparing for the big dance.
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Set to Fisher’s own pop single “New Romance,” the music video starts off as a bubble-gum version of high school in the ‘90s. This innocent depiction is shattered when fellow “Final Destination” star Ellen Wroe is comically crushed by a row of lockers. The stage is set for the rest of this tragicomedy, which even features a re-creation of Jessie Spano’s notorious caffeine pill binge.
“The filmmakers did a great job of lighting the set to look like a 90’s sitcom,” explains In A Place Post Colorist Milton Adamou. “That always helps, because you are not fighting the inherent qualities of the image.”
“My approach was to come up with some presets that enabled me to brighten up the cast and the foreground without clipping the white walls behind them. I also cranked up the saturation while making sure the skin tones were unaffected,” explains Adamou. “It’s a fine balance, and unless you retain a little bit on contrast in the image you can end up with a washed-out picture!”
To learn more about the color correction process on the “New Romance” video, please visit Milton Adamou’s blog at
Producer: Jake Avnet
Director: Dave Green
DOP: Benji Bakshi
Shot: Hollywood, CA at RED Stages
Editorial Company: Rock Paper Scissors
Editor: Grant Surmi
Assistant Editor: Aaron Leichter
Postproduction Facility: In a Place Post
Colorist: Milton Adamou
Online Editor: Augie Arredondo
VFX: Mike Ashton (Los Angeles, CA)
In a Place Post:
Established by Filmmakers Salvador Lleo and Dominique Martinez, In a Place Post is a boutique-style post-production house utilizing a Quantel platform, and located minutes from the eclectic restaurants and bustling shops of Sunset Strip. Situated in Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks’ first home together off Laurel Canyon, the company marries glamorous 1920s history with leading-edge technology.
In a Place Post completed postproduction on “Dragonslayer,” directed by Tristan Patterson. The film garnered the Grand Jury Award for Best Documentary Feature and the Jury Award for Best Cinematography Documentary Feature at the SXSW Film Festival 2011 in March. It also won best International Documentary at the Hot Docs Film Festival in Toronto. Shot on the Canon 5D/7D, the film’s DP was Eric Koretz and In a Place Post Colorist was Milton Adamou.
This is Koretz and Adamou’s 2nd collaboration this year. They also worked together on “Beholder” for the ITVS/PBS series, “FutureStates.” Directed by Nisha Ganatra and staring Jessica Pare (“Madmen”). Shot on the RED MX, Beholder debuted at the SXSW Film Festival. In A Place Post also collaborated with Prologue Pictures on the color correction for four BMW Documentaries entitled “Wherever you Want to Go” about the future of mobility. Directed by Kurt Mattila, the interviews were shot with the Canon 5D and combined with a multitude of different stock footage. Watch them all online at
In a Place Post’s sister company, In a Place Productions, is a full-service rental company, providing cameras and production equipment to the U.S. and the international production community. In a Place Productions is the first company in the U.S. to purchase the latest technology from SuperTechno: the New Technocrane and the New Technocrane 12. Unveiled at NAB (National Association of Broadcasters Convention) in Las Vegas in April, the New Technocrane models are the lightest and most compact telescopic cranes in the world. For more information, contact In a Place Productions at
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