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Colorist Inspiration – January 2021

Dan looks back at a rollercoaster 2020 and his most memorable moments. Then he looks forward to a new color grading suite he's building.

Behind The Curtain – GH5 Music Video In Baselight Part Two

How easy is it to do final finishing in Baselight? Dan shares his approach to adding titles, audio, compositing and rendering

Behind The Curtain - GH5 Music Video In Baselight

Grading a one-shot music video shot on the Panasonic GH5 was challenging. Check out this Insight to learn Dan's approach.

Moving To Baselight Fulltime

In July I started the proecess of moving to Baselight full time for my grading. As a 10 year Resolve veteran I need to let go of the past

Baselight Start to Finish – Project Creation & Conform

Everything you need to know from project creation to starting your grade including, colour management, project management & Scene Detection

Baselight Start to Finish - Series Overview Kodachrome Inspired Look

An introduction into building a Kodachrome inspired look on Arri Alexa footage using Basegrade, Looks, Grain and Color Crosstalk

Grading Challenge – Baselight Sci-Fi Grade

In this insight Dan reviews your submissions and shares his own Sci-Fi look using primarily Baseilght Base Grade

Grading Challenge – Modern Sci-Fi Brief

Dan plays client and dishes out a grade brief for a Modern Sci-Fi film that he'd like you to execute. Remember there are no wrong looks!

Colorist Inspiration - January 2020

Dan kicks off January 2020 by looking back on 2019 and speaks about his personal favourite grades & experiences of the past year.

Color Grading In Spectachrome Part 2 - Working With The Fuji XT-3

Working with new cameras is always a challenge. Get an inside look at what Dan does when working with the Fuji XT-3 camera

Color Grading 'Origins' In Baselight - Project Overview

In this new series, Dan's grading the short film 'Origins' (using Baselight). It's got VFX, ACES, multiple deliverables (and light sabers).

Color Grading In Spectachrome - Starting With Grain

Dan answers some comments from members about why he adds his grain to the image at the very beginning of his node graph

Color Grading In Spectachrome - Going Full Wes Anderson Part One

Dan cracks open another project fresh from the grading suite. In this part we take a look at the Spectachrome brief & project organisation.

Working On The Road - Taking Vacation As A Freelance Colourist

Working as a freelance colorist seems like freedom and flexibility. But what do you do on vacation - and the client has urgent revisions?

My Favourite New Feature In Resolve 16 - Analog Damage ResolveFX

Dan shares his thoughts on recreating tape based artifacts using the brand new Resolve 16 Analog Damage tool.

Troubleshooting 101 – Cleanup With The Color Compressor & Node Resizing

Dan shares his breakdown of cleaning up a bike frame using the color compressor and node resizing in Resolve

Troubleshooting 101 - Cleaning Up An Annoying Background

Dan shares his thoughts behind his solution to removing a reflection using Resolve's Color Page - on a 16mm shot with moving grain structure.

Look Inspiration - Emulating VHS Camcorder Footage

What's harder than faking a VHS-look from a high-end camera? Intercutting that look with actual crummy VHS. Learn one way to do it.

Colorist Inspiration January 2019 - Most Memorable Jobs of 2018

Every year Dan looks back at the previous year and shares his greatest successes. This year, he focuses on his most memorable jobs.

Behind The Curtain - 16mm Style Grade Part Four

Dan wraps up his behind the curtain series with a watch through and matching pass on the whole video to make sure it flows as a whole film

Get Out There! - Updating Your 2019 Showreel

Dan shares the reasoning behind his new showreel and also gives some tips on when and where to share it for maximum views

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