Season three of the Emmy-nominated superhero drama “Marvel’s Daredevil” finds blind lawyer turned vigilante Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) once again squaring off with archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio). Encore Senior Colorist Tony D’Amore returned to provide the show’s familiar dark rich look, simultaneously delivering Dolby Vision and SDR grades.
“This season highlights the Daredevil red from the comics to visually tie into the look from The Defender series. We also catch hints of the dark yellow and green vibe from season one and the colorful look of season two. All these pieces converge to pave a whole new story line and with it an interesting new aesthetic,” noted D’Amore.
In nailing the final look, D’Amore explored different ways to manipulate the images and push creative boundaries, with DP Chris LaVasseur encouraging the experimentation. From removing all of the color from a scene then adding each hue back one by one, to isolating objects and creating character-specific color palettes, the pair devised various looks that were not only unique but also very clean, as if the image came directly off the camera that way.
“A lot of creative passion went into this season, and everyone on the production was open to trying new looks and approaches,” D’Amore said, “I’m particularly proud of the black and white scene; it’s something we haven’t done before and happened organically in the color suite. It just felt right, and that kind of intuition guided our entire color grading process.”
Episodes of “Marvel’s Daredevil” can be found here.