If you’re starting to color grade, I’m 99% sure that you won’t have the official color grading monitors that professional colorists use. First of all, they are really expensive. One of the industry standard color grading monitors is the Eizo CG319X. It costs around $6500. Now, if you’re just a beginner, you don’t need to… Poursuivre la lecture 3 Best Budget Calibrated Monitors for Color Grading
I saw a beginner colorist posting his work online and I was about to scroll down but I saw a comment that says “The blacks are too crushed.” I don’t usually comment on groups nor post my works because I’m not a fan of argument but for once I felt like I had a need… Poursuivre la lecture Are Crushed Blacks Wrong in Color Grading? Zack Snyder Didn’t Think So.
Straight up, I’m not a fan of LUTs. I think it limits the things I can do on any given image. I’ve been posting in my Instagram stills of the clips I graded and I didn’t use any LUT on 99% of them. It’s possible to create film looks without using Film Emulation LUTs but… Poursuivre la lecture Do Your Really Need Film Emulation LUTs in Grading Features?
This might be my first time creating a color-grading review or analysis of a film or TV series. We just finished watching the whole 8 episodes in one sitting and I really think that the color grading was brilliant! I’m not saying it’s perfect because I’ve seen a lot of scenes that, for me, have… Poursuivre la lecture Lockwood & Co. Color Grading Review
I’ve been working for clients for these past few months as a Film Colorist and I learned a lot about this profession. Trust me when I say that it takes more than just mastering DaVinci Resolve or Baselight. Becoming a professional film colorist requires a person to enhance their creativity, technical, and communication skills. If… Poursuivre la lecture What does it take to become a Professional Film Colorist?
I’ve been lucky to accidentally be in the film industry even though I am an Electronic Communications Engineering graduate. The film industry can pay really low in the beginning but there is a huge chance of becoming one of the highest-paid directors, cinematographers, or editors. However, there is this one career in the film industry… Poursuivre la lecture Why Color Grading is a Career You Should Consider
Maybe it’s your first project, or you drank too much coffee before rushing to the shooting place. Either way, they both affect my hand’s stability. This is why brands have come up with gimbals to tackle your issue with a camera shake, allowing us the flexibility to work on your on-the-go shoots with little to… Poursuivre la lecture 5 Best Gimbals for Mirrorless Cameras in 2023
If you’re just starting out, chances are you’ll be producing your own film or your producer doesn’t have that much budget to give you a lot of freedom in your creative work. We all know what most producers want. They want big returns. A huge return from a cheap budget is the best scenario for… Poursuivre la lecture How to Make Your Next Film Look Big Budget (Even if it’s not)
Have you noticed how films look so perfect right now? Even documentary films and short films look like Hollywood movies, already. Yes, the camera may contribute to the improvements but the main reason is that most films are finished and graded by a colorist. But, what is a Colorist? A colorist is someone who creates… Poursuivre la lecture What is a Colorist and Why Every Film Needs One
This is a short blog post on my take on Waqas Qazi’s Freelance Colorist course. I just want to inform you of what to expect when you take this course. Let me tell you the truth about his course. There is no other course that will teach you how to become a colorist than his… Poursuivre la lecture Is Freelance Colorist by Waqas Qazi Worth Taking?