Colourist Tony Dustin of Hollywood-based Technicolor used Blackmagic's DaVinci Resolve non-linear colour correction system for colour grading work done on David O Russell's feature film The Fighter, directed by David O Russell. The film stars Mark Wahlberg, Amy Adams, and recent Golden Globe winners Christian Bale and Melissa Leo.
Using the DaVinci Resolve system to give the film a rich, realistic look, Dustin worked alongside Russell, post production supervisor Christopher Kulikowski and cinematographer Hoyte van Hoytema. Together, they created an atmosphere to illustrate the grittiness of the boxing gym and the authenticity of the Boston-area working class against the backdrop of Lowell, Massachusetts, while also capturing the intensity of the professional ring.
“Russell wanted The Fighter to feel as genuine and powerful as the original story, Dustin explained, “so we needed to make every shot look human, not processed.”
“The grading of this project had to be subtle, and the beauty of Resolve is that it can be as powerful or as delicate as you need it to be. I was able to use it as a surgical tool to bring the filmmakers’ vision to life.”
The Fighter is out in the UK on Feb 4. It's out in the US already.