Peter Doyle Video 2 - Back to Black, HDR Workflow

A video edit of master colorist Peter Doyle comparing the blacks and highlights of film prints, Xenon DCI and Dolby Laser HDR, and also giving an overview of his HDR workflow.

Benjamin B

This is my second video edit of master colorist Peter Doyle speaking at the AFC conference on HDR in Paris. Here Peter compares the tone map renditions of blacks and highlights with Film Print, Xenon DCI and Dolby Laser HDR. He also gives an overview of his HDR workflow. This is part of my new series of posts about image postproduction, titled PostModus. :)


Video of Peter’s Presentation

The five-and-a-half-minute video below is my edit of footage shot by Pauline Maillet of the presentation. Peter was wearing headphones to hear translations of the other French speakers. I decided not to grade the footage — who am I to grade Peter Doyle? :)

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Peter Doyle, Colorist Extraordinaire

Peter Doyle is one of the world's most renown colorists. Peter has worked with many leading ASC cinematographers, including Dion Beebe (also ACS), Bruno Delbonnel (AFC), Andrew Lesnie (ACS), Philippe Rousselot (AFC) and Eduardo Serra (AFC). Peter has also worked closely with many prominent directors, including Tim Burton, the Coen brothers, Peter Jackson, Alexander Sokurov and Joe Wright.

Peter’s formidable credits include The Lord of the Rings franchise and the Harry Potter franchise. Peter has also worked on noteworthy films like Dark Shadows, Inside Llewyn Davis, The Theory of Everything, Faust, Free State of Jones and Darkest Hour. Peter recently remastered all of the Harry Potter movies for HDR.



I would like to thank Peter Doyle, FilmLight, the AFC, and especially Pauline Maillet, Eric Guichard, AFC and Jean-Noël Ferragut, AFC for their help. 

The AFC HDR day was sponsored by the CNC, Dolby, Eclair, Firefly Cinema, Hiventy, Mikros Image, Technicolor, Panavision, Sony, TSF and CinemaNext.



thefilmbook: Colorist Peter Doyle — HDR, Vintage Workflows, Etiquette

+++ Peter Doyle article about The Return of the King by Simon Gray

americancinematographer: Inside Llewyn Davis
(I interviewed both Peter Doyle and Bruno Delbonnel for my article)
the web site for the French Society of Cinematographers
(English version) Les vidéos du Colloque HDR AFC en ligne
(in French)


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