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Yes, You Read That Right

Color correction for Counter Column is complete! Like every other step in this production, it involved prayer, suspense, and a last-minute miracle. After all, it wouldn’t really be Counter Column without the challenges—you all know this best of all!

Color correction is a vital aspect of post-production. It happens after the locked edit (when all the scenes are in place in their correct order), often at the same time as sound design and music. It has a huge impact on a film: “It was interesting to see how much color changes the mood of the movie and makes everything cohesive,” Producer Matthew Jordan shares. “[It] went faster than we thought it would!” Which is a huge praise, as you’ll see in a minute.

For Counter Column, our colorist Barrett Kaufman had a particularly challenging job because he had to get the footage from our two different cameras to match up. “Because of our limited resources during filming,” Matthew explains, “the initial color in the video files recorded by our two different cameras looked far from identical.” You can imagine the problems this would cause—imagine the look, feel, and color of a movie changing with every shot during a scene or conversation! Definitely distracting and detracting from the film’s message.

But Barrett accomplished this and more, including adjusting several night scenes that we had had to shoot during the day! And, the job was finished faster than Matthew and Gilbert expected. “We barely met a tight deadline,” Matthew says, “and literally got the last shot approved on the last day we could’ve…Another mini miracle.”

What’s Next?

Next month, we’re going to share some before and after coloring pics so you can get a feel for how color impacts a film—Counter Column in particular. Additionally, we’ll also share a fun fact about how Counter Column‘s coloring is a little more involved—and a little more colorful—than most.

Now that the coloring is finished, the next step is to complete the sound design and music composition. Again, both of these steps will really transform the film beyond its current state and push us that much closer to release—which is still slated for this coming spring.

You Can Still Help

We are thrilled with how things are progressing, how we’re continuing to see God move, and how we’re getting closer and closer to the privilege of sharing this powerful, gospel-saturated story with the world. In addition to your prayer support (for which we are so thankful!), you still have the opportunity to propel this process and help ensure Counter Column‘s successful and timely release. 

Our donation page is still live, and we still need help. Our post-production budget is $25,000. Click here to see how you can help us shrink that number a bit today!

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About the Author
Grace is a freelance writer and editor for hire living in Indiana. She crafts weekly writing newsletters for her blog/service Writing Life and is the script supervisor and newsletter-writer for Counter Column.

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