Where credit is due.
When it comes to large productions with big budgets, I always find it interesting to read about what happens behind the scenes and what it takes to get to the final product. It's usually quite mind-blowing and gives me a new found appreciation, as we often don't realize the ton of work that happens in these scenarios without us even knowing (as discussed previously here...)
I recently discovered a website that showcases exactly that - how certain large scale productions were colour graded. And especially with my interest in colour, it certainly is a great read. Case in point with Mad Max: Fury Road. Apart from what it took to make day shots look like night and what they did to get continuous desert scenes to hold our attention, the article also tells us how they enhanced each and every characters' eyes as a focal point.
Think about that for a moment. If you've seen the movie, you'll know that there are a multitude of scenes featuring a multitude of people. If I was enlisted with the task of enhancing the eyes in every shot, I think I would have lost my sanity. But it's this attention to detail that elevates the movie to another level.
Check out the Lowepost website for further case studies like this, or read the Mad Max article here...