Martin Zeichner graded the dark comedy set in Northern California and
starring Patricia Clarkson.
NEW YORK—Technicolor – PostWorks New York recently completed
final post-production work for Last
, a dark comedy from first-time directors Tom Dolby and Tom
Williams. Martin Zeichner applied the final grade to the film, the story of an
upscale family’s Labor Day holiday at their estate in Northern California.
Zeichner worked under the supervision of Dolby, Williams and cinematographer Paula
Huidobro, who captured principal photography with an ARRI Alexa.   Last Weekend stars Patricia Clarkson and
Zachary Booth.

Zeichner took a naturalistic approach in finalizing the
film’s look. The principal location was a stone-and-beam house built in 1929 on
Lake Tahoe’s toney Hurricane Bay with superb views of the lake. The home also
served as a location for the 1951 movie A
Place in the
“The house itself is a character; it shapes the human
characters,” notes Zeichner. “The film’s color tones are subtle and we use them
to suggest the relationship between the characters and the landscapes. The
environment is breathtaking and there are many wonderful, intimate moments
between the characters. It’s all part of the cinematography.”
Zeichner applied customized color treatments to certain
nighttime interiors to accentuate narrative points. “We made judicious use of
windows on characters’ faces, bodies and hands to indicate their motivations,”
he explains. “It’s subtle, but important in emphasizing plot details.”
Dolby and Williams are planning to begin screening Last Weekend in film festivals in 2014.
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