Blackmagic Design has announced that B2H Studios Private Limited, an entertainment company focused on providing world-class services to the global cinema industry, has graded India’s first war-at-sea film The Ghazi Attack on Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve. The decade old company has two coloring suites in Chennai & and one in Hyderabad (South India).
‘The Ghazi Attack’ is an epic underwater tale of immense courage and undying patriotism. In 1971, a Pakistani submarine called the PNS Ghazi ventured into Indian waters with the intention of destroying the INS Vikrant. Sailors aboard the Indian submarine S-21 stopped them in a war no one knew about.
“Color can affect us psychologically and physically, often without us being aware, and can be used as a strong story device. The DOP, Mr. Madhie, knew that composition, contrast and color were going to be important elements in communicating emotions to the audience,” explains Raghunath Varma, colorist for ‘The Ghazi Attack’.
“The greatest cinematographers of India, that we admire so much, know that nothing is accidental. ‘The Ghazi Attack’ was shot in 6K resolution and used distinctively different color schemes for the Pakistan and Indian Navy to personify their diverging ambitions. We tried pushing the visuals a little further by desaturating warmly to create soft contrasting colors with higher vibrancy much like a film from the 1960s,” avers colorist and owner of B2H Studios Private Limited, Raghunath Varma. He continues, “This was all planned for in the pre-production phase.”