October 10, 2012

Technicolor adds color to Everyday

Technicolor provides front end and DI services for British Film Director Michael Winterbottom’s documentary-style film

Technicolor is delighted to reveal its involvement in Channel 4’s documentary-style film, Everyday.

The film, directed by the prolific British Film Director Michael Winterbottom (24 Hour Party People, The Killer Inside Me) and starring John Simm (Human Traffic, State of Play), Everyday charts the relationship between a man imprisoned for drug smuggling and his wife. The documentary-style feature is shot over the course of five years, a few weeks at a time, offering a meditation on the daily travails of a family living apart from their imprisoned patriarch. 

Technicolor Colorist Dan Coles, commented: “This project provided us with a unique challenge. It was shot over the course of five years, so we used multiple sources of video ranging from mini-DV PAL through to HD ARRI Alexa and Sony HDCam.” 

He added: “We wanted to tie the looks together as much as possible, matching the formats to give an overall continuity of colour and texture – we added grain to some of the cleaner video formats. Overall we wanted to have a natural filmic quality to the piece.” 

Everyday, which was funded by Channel 4, recently premiered at the Telluride Film Festival and screened at this years’ Toronto International Film Festival. The film is in competition at the 2012 BFI London Film Festival this October and will be shown on Channel 4 this autumn. 

Technicolor London were thrilled to be involved in providing Front End and DI services for this project.

Technicolor Credits

Producer: Begoña Lopez
Editor: Matt Watson / Jaime Leonard
Colourist: Dan Coles
Lab Contact: John Ensby