The sixth and final season of Netflix’s award-winning political drama “House of Cards” centers on Claire Underwood (Robin Wright) as she takes over the role of POTUS. Encore Senior Colorist Laura Jans Fazio returned for the eight episode season, helping amplify the dark, moody aesthetic that borders on hyperreal.
Jans Fazio, who has colored the show since the second season, noted, “The look has become progressively more saturated while maintaining the same feel. It’s been an interesting evolution and I’ve particularly enjoyed working on exterior scenes and those in the White House residence and Oval Office, with their subtle tones and distinctive lighting, production design and wardrobe.”
For this season’s flashback sequences, including Claire’s upsetting childhood memory in episode one, Jans
Fazio shaped a retro flashback look that still fit into the “House of Cards” world, desaturating the color without glow for a distinct effect but within the show’s palette. She said, “The flashbacks were very interesting color-wise. They’re faded and very pretty but showing a dark memory so it took some experimentation to balance both aspects. Working on this series has been an incredible experience, especially collaborating with the show’s exceptional post team. Each DP has been fabulous to work with and passionate about what they were bringing to the screen.”
All episodes of “House of Cards” and more information can be found here: https://www.netflix.com/title/70178217.