What I Do
Jason Bowdach is a professional colorist and finishing artist in Los Angeles, California.
His credits span feature film, television, and streaming platforms with clients including Adobe, Google, Fox, and Disney / Hulu, and Lenscrafters.
Besides his grading work, Jason teaches about color and post workflow for companies such as Mixing Light, Lowepost, Frame.io, Ripple Training, BorisFX, and Digital Anarchy.
He’s the creator and founder of PixelTools, a company dedicated to improving the color grading process, making it faster, easier, and more approachable to artists of all skill levels. Jason is a proud member of the Colorist Society International and NABET Local 53.
Tutorials by Jason Bowdach
27 tutorials found.
Do you need free, accurate, and quick audio transcription for captions, paper edits, or documentary scripting? Learn to use MacWhisper!
Mixing Light contributors answer questions on practical ways to handle career choices, find enjoyable work and take side steps to get ahead.
Colorist and finisher Jason Bowdach teaches you to use DaVinci Resolve 18.5's new Machine Learning-powered transcription and subtitle tools.
Mixing Light's professional colorists answer questions on graphic white points in HDR, crafting meaty saturation and the limitations of AI.
Jason Bowdach shows why you might use Topaz Video AI for difficult video manipulation tasks such as upscaling, retiming, and stabilization.
Colorist Jason Bowdach on regaining control over your multiple computers while ditching the keyboard and mouse and gaining new efficiencies.
Colorist and finisher Jason Bowdach revisits the topic of which setting to use in Resolve for exporting to Premiere Pro: Data vs Video Levels?
Crepuscular rays (God Rays) are a unique natural phenomenon. Learn how to quickly emulate this effect using Resolve's 'Light Rays' plugin.
Learn how to get a physically realistic glow-like effect by manipulating the properties of Aperture Diffraction's “virtual” iris.
In Part 2 of Jason Bowdach's series on glow effects, get a close look at the Sapphire S_UltraGlow and the additional options it offers.
Glow effects are versatile - but you can waste time fiddling with their controls. Learn how to work with the Glow Resolve FX, intentionally.
Are you pulling a key for color grading and Resolve's HSL keyer isn't doing it? This dive into the 3D Keyer may get better results, faster.
Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss Log Gamma curves, revisit Rec-709a, Premiere Pro 2022's color management, and declining job offers.
The team is joined by our newest Contributor, Zeb Chadfield, answering business-related questions on being a colorist and getting paid.
Learn how to control a remote DaVinci Resolve workstation using Parsec with VirtualHere to virtualize locally-attached USB devices.
Colorist Jason Bowdach teaches you his approach to developing and evaluating technical PowerGrades (and how it helps your creative grading).
In Part 3 of this series, Jason Bowdach demonstrates how to use Colourlab Ai in a color-managed workflow in Resolve and shows new features.
In part two of this series, we explore fixed node structure workflows with ColourLab AI as well as two OFX plugins that are a part of the ColourLab AI ecosystem.
In Part 1 of a new series, Jason Bowdach shows you how to get projects to ColourLab AI and how to build a match across a scene using this powerful tool.
Creative decision-making on a stuttering timeline is no fun. Learn what you need to know about playback performance within DaVinci Resolve
Neat Video 5.1 is a powerful complement to DaVinci Resolve Studio's native noise reduction toolset. Get a close-uo look at Neat's workflow.
Take a fresh look at Resolve Studio's native noise reduction tools. Learn the process for working through the Temporal and Spacial toolsets.
My list of key software utilities for post production professionals may help you a solve annoying (or critical) problems. For Mac & Windows.
Do all saturation controls behave similarly? Or are there subtle differences that add new arrows in your quiver of saturation controls?
Colorist and finisher Jason Bowdach shows you how the Vidchecker Quality Control software works, and if he thinks it is worth the investment?
Adobe re-built their Video Limiter Effect in Creative Cloud 2018. Can you trust the new effect to remove gamut excursion errors that will fail you in QC? This video Insight answers that question.
Look-Up Tables (LUTs) are black boxes that make it difficult to know what precisely they're doing to your image. Colorist Jason Bowdach shows you how to stress test and evaluate your LUTs.