Little Red Riding Hood
Though the old cuts of Little Red Riding Hood were much better received than Dream House, they still have loads of problems. The first cut is better edited but corrected and compressed more poorly and the second cut looks better but has silly music from Ren & Stimpy ruining the mood and sloppier cutting. The color correction on both has always driven me crazy since after I made Dream House. While the film is more over the top, comedic and cartoony than its successor, I chose sickening, Godzilla: Final Wars like color filters for each shot and heavy, heavy contrast and that all looked rather ugly. This new cut still retains the effect of some of the old filters but in a much more subtle fashion and looks far more pleasing to the eye and naturalistic. Nature's colors are far lovelier than anything a computer could make, as you will see here.Dream House
The problems of the original cut of Dream House are many. It was an absolutely relentlessly sloppy film. The original cut's color filters were once again way too over the top and here I've gone for a more naturalistic tone most of the time. The ghost scenes have been recolored even more though to give them a creepier quality (with several others elements as well which you'll see when it all comes together), but everything has been tweaked much more subtly than in the original cut without the over the top contrast. The colors of the raw footage have been enhanced rather then manipulated into being something they're not. Back in 2007 I overdid the color correction to make everything look more "cinematic" but only succeeded in making it look more amateurish in the process. I also made the mistake of correcting the scenes in the bar and with Kate's attempted rape at the end too warmly, I have gone for a much more intimidating, cooler job here. Now let's take a look.Okay, better get back to work now. The sound is pretty much done for Little Red Riding Hood and getting there for Dream House.