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Envy Work on Documentary Short Film ‘Random Acts’ – Captain Beany

By August 29, 2019 No Comments

“Half my life I’ve been Captain Beany… and I’ll tell you what, it’s the greatest feeling going”

Captain Beany is the alter ego of Barry Kirk, a 64 year old man living in a small town in South Wales. Thirty years ago, Barry took the most ordinary household item, a tin of baked beans, and turned it into his own extraordinary alternative reality.

ENVY Colourist Andrew Cloke said: “This was an incredibly fun short film/documentary to work on. The piece was shot like a drama, using Cashback and 1 hour photo for aesthetic referencing and delivers a feel similar to that of a scripted short.

The objective was to create a filmic look and to deliver a quirky British aesthetic. To achieve this I used some film grain and built a custom LUT to restrict the colour palette, enabling me to ensure a consistent and unified grade. I used the Baselight paint tool to duplicate elements and deliver a consistent and uniform background setting.  Additionally I punched colours to highlight Captain Beany and make the film more vibrant however I insured they remained reigned in so not to become overpowering or give an unrealistic representation.

Watch it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lQNINytNXrE

Colourist: Andrew Cloke
Post Producers: Chris Rayner, Sarah Yeboah & Anna Norqvist

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Credit – https://www.channel4.com/press