Selected Skills
  • Color Management
  • Finishing/Delivery
  • HDR
What I Do
  • Broadcast/Cable Promos
  • Commercials
  • Feature Documentary
  • Feature Narrative
  • Short Films

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.

Joey D'Anna's Links

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@joeydanna

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Tutorials by Joey D'Anna
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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!)!

SDR To HDR - Working With Graphics In Node-Level Color Management

In part two of his series, Colorist Joey D'Anna shows you how to color manage graphics when trimming a project from SDR up to HDR.

Resolve 17.4: My Favorites From A Huge Release

DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is a substantial update. Colorist Joey D'Anna explores his favorite features, big and small, on the Color & Edit Pages.

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