- Tuesday, Apr. 22, 2014
Just mentioning the word bacon leaves most people’s mouth watering and conjures up endless images of how to best enjoy this highly versatile and tasty snack. In the feature-length reality-style mockumentary State Of Bacon, filmmaker Jason Cook takes audiences inside the fun and wacky Blue Ribbon Bacon Festival that brings out some of the most bacon-crazed Americans you will ever meet. Held annually in Des Moines, IA the festival has doubled in size every year with tickets selling out in just minutes.
Having worked with AlphaDogs colorist, Sean Stack on previous projects, Cook once again called upon Stack’s skill and expertise in the realm of color correction. State Of Bacon was shot entirely on location using seven different camera models. While multi-camera shoots are a great way to capture footage from different angles, color imbalances within the picture can be a problem. Uncontrolled lighting environments and distinctive color filter differences between cameras give the film an inconsistent look that is noticeable to audiences. Accustomed to working with mixed formats, Stack began the color grading process by carefully matching the color and contrast from the variety of source footage before setting the look desired by the filmmaker. “For a project like State Of Bacon, color plays such a huge role in smoothing out the textures, and helps to tell the story,” said Cook. Stack created a unique style for specific segments within the story including one scene that required a dreamy and youthful romantic feel, while another demanded a gritty look with high contrast and color saturation. Stack comments, “It makes for a fun collage of colors and flavors. I felt like it really blended with the humor and silliness that goes along with an event such as a bacon festival.”
Stack has worked on over ten feature-film documentaries in the past year alone using color grading to enhance the feel and tone of the stories being told. Treating each project as though it was his very own, his creative approach and attention to technical details keep him in high demand with AlphaDogs clients. “I was very happy with the final delivery,” said Cook. “I've worked with Sean before and have always been very happy with what he is able to accomplish.”
State Of Bacon is written, produced, and directed by Founder of Digital Cuvee, Jason Cook, and will be released in dinner theaters across the US later this year. Visit http://www.stateofbacon.com for more information.
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