Since its 2016 CBC debut, heartfelt sitcom “Kim’s Convenience” has earned critical acclaim and an enthusiastic following. Based on the award-winning play by series creator Ins Choi, “Kim’s Convenience” follows the comedic misadventures of a Korean-Canadian family running a convenience store in Toronto and hit international audiences via Netflix in July 2018.
Deluxe Toronto Senior Colorist Chris Wallace has color graded the series since its premiere. Drawing on more than 30 years of experience grading a wide range projects, including “The Shape of Water,” “Vikings,” “Pan’s Labyrinth” and “Penny Dreadful,” Wallace takes a cinematic approach to his work for “Kim’s Convenience,” focusing on a natural look with subtle chroma adjustments to help bring the series to life.
“’Kim’s Convenience’ is such a fun show to do,” Wallace shared. “It’s been shot beautifully by DP Fraser Brown since day one and continues to get better, and Showrunner Kevin White has a good eye for color. After three seasons, we have the color process down pat.”
While the color for each season has been progressively more lush, the core look of the series’ main four sets has remained the same for continuity, with a grounded overall aesthetic that reflects everyday life and complements the series’ comedic tone, without distracting.
In addition to provided color for “Kim’s Convenience,” Deluxe Toronto also handles the series’ dailies, subtle effects work and online editorial, which is led by Motassem Younes.
The third season of “Kim’s Convenience” debuted on CBC January 8, 2019; seasons one and two are currently available for streaming on Netflix, and all seasons are available to stream on the CBC Gem App.