We’re very excited to announce the release of a digitally remastered version of our first Pole Exercise DVD.
Over the past few weeks, we’ve been hard at work reworking and improving the quality of the video.
We’ve had a lot of comments from you about the DVD, some of it telling us what you liked (which is great :) and some telling us what you’d change.
What came up most in your feedback was
- The quality of the teaching was great, and you liked having all those moves on one disc too.
- The quality of the footage wasn’t so great. In particular, it was rather dark.
Recolouring the DVD
You’ve probably noticed how the ‘feel’ of the colours varies between films. Take the image here from the latest Transformers blockbuster: it’s vibrant, energetic and glossy; the colours really seem to pop out of the screen, reinforcing the action movie theme.
Now compare it to the screenshot from Lost in Translation. These colours are a lot more subdued and desaturated to give a darker, more melancholy feel, again complementing the plotline.
Most of the film and TV you see today has been recoloured (or graded) to give the look that the director was after. Luckily this is done after the film has been shot, so we were able put our DVD through the same grading process.
After settling on the look we wanted, we spent quite a bit of time making the footage brighter and more vibrant. We also revised the music and sound, updated the move names (adding some alternative names that are now common) and replaced the DVD navigation and extras to give it a more polished feel.
Here’s a short video showing the original footage (actually one of the better clips) and the grading steps we applied to make the new DVD.
DVD 1 remastered
I’m extremely proud of our remaster. It’s great to be able to showcase our teaching in a better light (literally!) and it shows how far we have come as a producer of DVDs.
The DVD is on pre-order now and will be released on 15 February. .