We used the Fast Colour Corrector predominately because it is fast and precise.
The horror we wanted to mimic an early horror film, as seen in the above still from Dracula. To do this we went black and white, and tried different levels of contrast.
The comedy uses a much warmer, more saturated tone and is slightly softer due to the lack of shadows and also the lack of contrast boosting in post. We had trouble colour grading these shots because the window was way over exposed, naturally because the sunlight was streaming in. This wasn’t too much of an issue with the below shot because it lights up the scene well and the window doesn’t take up too much of the frame. With some basic colour correction (darkening and saturating the mid-tones) we were able to make this match the colour quality of the other shots.
This shot however was much more difficult as it is backlit and the window was fully blown out. This means that Gina’s face has an odd halo that doesn’t appear in any other shot and her skin tone was dull. We had to up the saturation and warmth of the skin tones in order to get this up to scratch but it is still not an aesthetically pleasing shot.Otherwise we were very happy with our colour grading and the obvious contrast between the two films.