Enhancing cinematic realism through colour grading for Drii Winter
Written and directed by Michael Koch, Drii Winter (A Piece of Sky) is a feature film set in the Swiss Alps. In a remote Alpine village isolated from the outside world, the movie follows Anna and Marco as they experience the joy of new love and the closeness of family.
The scenic film, which was captured by DoP Armin Dierolf, took home the best feature film award at the 2023 Swiss Film Awards. It was graded on Baselight by Timo Inderfurth at Cinegrell in Zurich, who played a pivotal role in creating the unique visual atmosphere for the landscape-rich 2.5 hour-long movie.
“We are very used to grading snow in Switzerland, but it is always a challenge to keep the desired overall brightness without losing too much detail in the snow. That usually requires quite a bit of keying.”