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The End of the F***ing World Season Two Graded In DaVinci Resolve

November 11, 2019 | By

Blackmagic.logo_1Blackmagic Design has announced that CHEAT has continued its expansion with DaVinci Resolve Studio, adding a new HDR ready grading suite as well as a research and development lab.

The first project to be realized through the new workflow is The End of the F***ing World season two. Returning following the critically acclaimed first season, which has been nominated for BAFTA and Primetime Emmy Awards, the grade on series two was led by CHEAT’s owner and colorist Toby Tomkins.


The D lab was used to help adapt all of its proprietary film emulation look up tables, originally used in season one, for the HDR delivery on the latest season. The result was a core node tree made up of 18 components, designed to provide a cinematic base look for every shot. Grading with 4.5K rushes Toby then refined the base look to create a neutral palette and analog film aesthetic that stayed true to the first series.


Toby also manually created his own render transform from the project camera source to CHEAT’s scene referred space using DaVinci Resolve, allowing the team greater control over the final look.

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