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  • Kerry

    Zombie Comedy Zombiepura Graded on DaVinci Resolve

    March 25, 2019, 8:10 am
    Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel was used for color correction of Singapore’s first zombie comedy, “Zombiepura.” The film, which gained international distribution, is the first full length feature directed by internationally known short film filmmaker, Jacen Tan, who also was part of the post production team grading Zombiepura with DaVinci Resolve.
    Fremont, CA - March 25, 2019 - Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Advanced Panel was used for color correction of Singapore’s first zombie comedy, “Zombiepura.” The film, which gained international distribution, is the first full length feature directed by internationally known short film filmmaker, Jacen Tan, who also was part of the post production team grading Zombiepura with DaVinci Resolve.    


    Set in an army conscription camp, “Zombiepura” tells the story of a strange virus that breaks out and causes lazy soldier Corporal Tan Kayu’s camp mates to turn into ravenous zombies. Completely out of options, the soldiering slacker is forced to team up with his arch rival, the infamously tough Sergeant Lee Siao On, to survive the funniest zombie apocalypse.    

    The film, which was presented at Cannes in 2018, was recently purchased by Korea’s Contents Panda and GSC Movies, and was shown in Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei and Cambodia. It is slated to open in the Philippines in 2019.    

    Tan began his work as short filmmaker, gaining international fame after making one of Singapore’s first global viral sensations with a film called Tak Giu. Since then, he has continued to create a number of short films and music videos through his Hosaywood brand, with “Zombiepura” as his first full length film. In order to get the highest quality look for “Zombiepura” Tan early on decided to use DaVinci Resolve.    

    "DaVinci Resolve has always been the go to system in this region for color grading for the big screen. For Zombiepura, I was inspired by classic horror and action films from the 80s. The story is a blend of horror and comedy, so we had to keep a balance between the post apocalyptic desaturated look, and the bright colors of a comedy,” said Tan. “I was very pleased when I watched it for the first time on a cinema screen. I was especially pleased with how the colors brought out the mood and tone of the story."    

    “We did a one day test shoot before actual production to see how the zombie makeup will appear on the actual camera. It was important for me to know what was possible in camera first and how color grading can enhance the believability of the zombies. For example, a simple thing like changing the color/saturation of the fake blood made it look more real," he continued.    

    DaVinci Resolve was used during pre production to create LUTs and dial in camera looks for the various horror and comedy looks that Tan envisioned. Following production, DaVinci Resolve was used for all color correction, conforms.   

     “Blackmagic Design's hardware and software have been reliable and efficient throughout the color grading process. Because of how intuitive Davinci Resolve was, the test grading sessions with Jacen Tan and the DP, Amandi Wong, were smooth and productive. LUTs were easily generated for on set use to ensure we got the right exposure for the night scenes,” says Khien, colorist, Zombiepura.    

    He continued: “Grading a feature film or any other long format project can be tedious, but Davinci Resolve's Advance Panel cuts that time down significantly. A repetitive task that would take more steps or more fingers to press is conveniently completed by a push of a button. This saves valuable time and I’m able to spend the bulk of the sessions on creatively crafting and exploring different looks for the scenes. DaVinci Resolve is definitely my color grading system of choice during any zombie apocalypse!”    

    Press Photography  
    Product photos of DaVinci Resolve, DaVinci Resolve Advance Panels, and all other Blackmagic Design products are available at www.blackmagicdesign.com/media/images    

    About Blackmagic Design  
    Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G-SDI and 12G-SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com            

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      May 22, 2020, 2:57 pm
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    • Kerry
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      Stargate Creates Real Time Virtual Environments

      May 18, 2020, 3:56 pm
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      AADAI and Andhaghaaram Graded with DaVinci Resolve

      May 12, 2020, 3:12 pm
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      Stay Home PSA Created with Blackmagic Design

      May 8, 2020, 2:58 pm
      Blackmagic Design today announced the new ProBalance PSA “Stay Home” was shot by Clio Award winning director Kiran Koshy using a Blackmagic Pocket Cinema Camera. Koshy shot the PSA in his own backyard using his family dog Nigel and young daughter as talent, and worked with nearby colorist Charles Gerstner using DaVinci Resolve to grade the final spot.

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      Everest VR Edited & Stitched with DaVinci Resolve

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      Teranex Mini SDI to DisplayPort 8K HDR Is Shipping

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