What I Do
Joey D’Anna is a colorist and online editor in the Washington DC area. He started his career in post over 15 years ago doing linear tape to tape online editing, and then continued into non-linear online, finishing and color grading.
Today, Joey color grades both short form marketing projects, long-form documentaries, independent and feature films. In addition to his creative experience, Joey has a deep engineering background and has been heavily involved in the design and build-out of multiple high-end facilities and studios. He is an expert on post-production workflow and brings that experience to bear on client projects – making sure we are always working in the most efficient and effective way possible.
Outside of the grading suite – Joey is a dedicated tinkerer and maker. From classic cars and motorcycles, to racing drones, laser light shows, 3D printers and more – he never has an empty workbench or garage. Joey is also an avid history student, and loves researching the evolution of technology, and cold-war era aerospace history.
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Tutorials by Joey D'Anna
How To Upgrade Your GoPro Hero11 To A 10-bit Log Workflow
Learn to leverage GoPro labs firmware and Resolve colorspace transforms to color manage footage from the new Hero 11 cameras in 10 bit log.
A Hands-On Introduction To DaVinci Resolve On iPad Beta for Pros
Colorist Joey D’Anna gives an extended review of DaVinci Resolve for iPad Beta, how it differs from the desktop, and what it may excel at.
Using The Surface Tracker On Complex Power Window Operations
Learn how to apply a VFX-style workflow to color grading (replacing the tedious operation of tracking multiple power windows independently).
New Little Features Packing A Punch In DaVinci Resolve 18.1
DaVinci Resolve 18.1 is a feature-rich update. Colorist and finisher Joey D'Anna offers his list of impactful features - that aren't obvious.
Using the Surface Tracker Resolve FX for Color Grading - Part 1
Learn how to use Resolve's 'Surface Tracker' Resolve FX for color grading - using it as a Power Window or to warp an existing Power Window.
Getting Great Greenscreen Keys Using Fusion’s Delta Keyer
Have you ever used Fusion's 'Delta Keyer' for greenscreens - but with poor results? You missed a step! Joey D'Anna gets you keying properly.
How To Manage Versions for VFX & Graphics in DaVinci Resolve
If you have many graphics or visual effects shots that might be replaced at the last minute, learn the value of Resolve's 'Take Selector'.
Advanced Optical Flow Techniques For Image Repair
Learn to use optical flow for more than speed changes. In this Insight, fix a corrupt frame and repair archival footage pull-down artifacts.
Using Color Grading To Tell A Decades-Long Story
Colorist Joey D'Anna breaks down his color grade of an indie feature - showing how he executed the goals & technical challenges of this film.
Edit Faster With 10 Keyboard Tips & Tricks For DaVinci Resolve
Learn 10 essential keyboard shortcuts you can bind on the DaVinci Resolve edit page to speed up your editing workflow.
Leverage The Power of Resolve 18’s New Magic Mask ‘Object Tracker’
New in Resolve 18 is the ‘object tracker mode’ in Magic Mask. Learn to use it for color grading and advanced blurring workflows.
Digging Into The Depth Map - One of Resolve 18’s Best New Features
Learn how to use the new ResolveFX 'Depth Map' on the Color and Fusion pages - and get a range of ideas showcasing its fantastic versatility.
Five Don't-Miss Features in DaVinci Resolve 18 Public Beta
Joey D'Anna gives you a taste of his NAB 2022 demo artist skillset, sharing the 5 new features he likes the most in DaVici Resolve 18.
DIY - Virtualizing Your Networked Resolve Database Server On Linux
Learn how to install and configure Postrgres database servers in a Linux virtual machine across an internal network for DaVinci Resolve.
Color Management For Preconformed Workflows With EDL Clip Names
Using Resolve's Edit Index and EDL comments, you can prepare a preconformed timeline for color management much easier than you think.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4.5 - Custom YRGB Output Color Spaces
Colorist Joey D’Anna explains why the new Output color space setting in DaVinci YRGB projects is a great tool for node based color management.
Color Correction Gear Head - Stepping Into 2022 With New Hardware
Colorist Joey D'Anna shares his thoughts on adding the Elgato Stream Deck pedal and Xencelabs Quick Keys to his color grading suite.
Office Hours LIVE! - ACES Color Management Using Nodes (in Resolve)
Join colorist Joey D'Anna as he answers node-based color management strategies for ACES and RCM workflows (including groups and shared nodes).
Joey’s Custom Workshop - Two Useful Scripts And A Fusion Effect
Colorist Joey D’Anna shares with you new custom tools for batch rendering, automatic backups, and a 3D motion control template.
Dolby Vision - Custom ACES SDR to HDR Part 4 - Deliverables And QC
In Part 4, learn how to QC and deliver your Dolby Vision HDR and SDR masters, including Video- or Data- level settings for ProRes exports.
Custom ACES SDR to HDR Part 3 - Dolby Vision Trims
Learn how to use the original SDR color grade as a reference for a new SDR Dolby Vision trim from an HDR re-master (gulp!)!