Vigilante anti-hero Frank Castle returns to deliver his own flavor of blood-soaked justice in season two of “Marvel’s The Punisher,” now streaming on Netflix. Encore Senior Colorist Tony D’Amore reteamed with production to provide this season’s color grade, keeping the look consistent with season one, gritty and dark, but simultaneously rich and beautiful. It’s a balancing act, D’Amore said. Having previously collaborated on “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” “Marvel’s Iron Fist” and “Marvel’s Daredevil,” D’Amore and DP Petr Hlinomaz were in close sync from the outset, with D’Amore providing Hlinomaz first passes to view in HDR.
“Petr, the directors and showrunner Steve Lightfoot came up with some unique lightning scenarios that really showcase the HDR aspect of the show this season,” D’Amore said. “It’s amazing to see the different perspectives each creative brings to the screen and a lot of fun to help embody these characters.”
Working in Dolby Vision HDR, D’Amore also created a TIFF render and supplied the SDR CMU metadata for standard deliverables. He leveraged a Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve workstation for the grading process, tapping new tools such as facial recognition for greater efficiency. “Everyone involved with this project has brought incredible passion and I don’t mean just the client – our creative and technical team at Deluxe has been amazing. Everyone cares about the work and it shows,” concluded D’Amore.
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