July 28, 2017
On-set color workflow keeps changing, and the ‘Spiderman: Homecoming’ team tried the brand new ACES workflow on this summer’s hit edition of the franchise.
After years of using the traditional Rec. 709 HD color space, Spiderman: Homecoming DIT Francesco Sauta and cinematographer Salvatore Totino implemented the ACES color management workflow for the first time on this year’s superhero reboot. The ACES system is designed to help filmmakers manage their color workflow from capture through distribution and help match cameras and formats throughout production. Despite a few small hiccups, on this project it helped the pair maintain color fidelity for the signature red and blue web slinger.
“Even with ACES, you still need to know what you are working with, what the monitoring format will be, and what each camera can do.”