Grading The Handmaiden, scene by scene
Scene – Soul asylum (psychiatric hospital)
The soul asylum scene needed a lot of hard work from the CG team as the director wanted to change the red brick wall into an achromatic wall.
When I graded it on the big screen, I worked with mattes from CG as it was difficult to make a key to separate the wall and the actors.
Scene – Library basement
My work on the scene of the library basement involved showing when the Count did and did not smoke while in conversation with Kouzuki.
The CG team added the smoke source, and I then added the green colour to it and gradually revealed the cigarette-smoky basement.