What I Do
Cullen Kelly is a Los Angeles-based senior colorist with credits spanning film, television, and commercials, for clients and outlets including Netflix, HBO, Hulu, Microsoft, American Airlines, and Apple. With a background in image science as well as the arts, he’s passionate about the intersection of the creative and technical, and its role in great visual storytelling. In addition to his grading work, Cullen teaches and writes about color for Blackmagic Design, Frame.io, and several universities in the LA area. He’s also the creator of Colloid, a custom suite of Resolve plug-ins for working colorists.
Tutorials by Cullen Kelly
Watch over the shoulder of senior colorist Cullen Kelly as he works through his first pass on a feature film and shares his approach.
In the last installment of his series on the essentials of look development, Cullen Kelly guides you through the concept of preferential color mapping.
In Part 2 of his series, Cullen Kelly takes a look at dialing in the contrast curve for a look with the new HDR Zone tool in Davinci Resolve 17.
Learn how to establish good color management and clear definitions for your look development workflow.
Cullen shows how to put the analysis of reference images + analysis of shots on the timeline together to create a cohesive, matching look.
In Part 2 learn how you can evaluate the source footage on your timeline to answer: Is this footage a good match for our references?
In part 1 of a new series, learn the essentials of how to interpret and read references for contrast, tonality, and other key factors.
In this installment of The 10-Minute Grade, Cullen Kelly walks you thru a few different techniques to quickly get shots balanced when time is of the essence
In the first installment of a new series, Cullen Kelly shares his strategies for quickly getting a grade on its feet by creating global contrast