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.
Tutorials by Joey D'Anna
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Our Contributors answer tough member questions on color management issues, mastering gamma, and affordable remote live review solutions.
Learn to accelerate the Relight ResolveFX by feeding normals maps from CG renders, making it a powerhouse effect for VFX and CGI workflows.
Team Mixing Light discusses Sony's prototype 4,000nit display, Resolve 18.5 Beta new features, and colorist opportunities on Virtual Sets.
Joey D'Anna shows how to integrate the Relight ResolveFX plugin into fixed node trees to maximize its usefulness, capability, and performance.
Learn to leverage GoPro labs firmware and Resolve colorspace transforms to color manage footage from the new Hero 11 cameras in 10 bit log.
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.
Learn how to apply a VFX-style workflow to color grading (replacing the tedious operation of tracking multiple power windows independently).
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.
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.
In this Office Hours, a team of Mixing Light Contributors tackles member questions about estimating time for HDR trim passes - and much more!
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.
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'.
Special Guests Scott Simmons and Jonny Elwyn join Joey D'Anna and Patrick Inhofer to discuss moving between NLEs as a professional editor.
Learn to use optical flow for more than speed changes. In this Insight, fix a corrupt frame and repair archival footage pull-down artifacts.
Colorist Joey D'Anna breaks down his color grade of an indie feature - showing how he executed the goals & technical challenges of this film.
Learn 10 essential keyboard shortcuts you can bind on the DaVinci Resolve edit page to speed up your editing workflow.
This lively Office Hours answers questions on extending the life of an old computer, becoming a Contributor, and impressions of Resolve 18.
New in Resolve 18 is the ‘object tracker mode’ in Magic Mask. Learn to use it for color grading and advanced blurring workflows.
Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss Log Gamma curves, revisit Rec-709a, Premiere Pro 2022's color management, and declining job offers.
Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss streaming Dolby Vision mp4s; Rec. 709a (what is to be done); and consumer displays for grading.
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.
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.
Team Mixing Light helps our members work through confidence problems color grading skin tones, drones, and laptop displays in a live call.
Learn how to install and configure Postrgres database servers in a Linux virtual machine across an internal network for DaVinci Resolve.
Team Mixing Light, in a live conference call, takes member questions on Resolve's HDR palette and the practice of handing over project files.
Using Resolve's Edit Index and EDL comments, you can prepare a preconformed timeline for color management much easier than you think.
Team Mixing Light discusses member questions including: TrueNAS storage, archival footage artifacts, budget HDR monitoring, and security.
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.
Colorist Joey D'Anna shares his thoughts on adding the Elgato Stream Deck pedal and Xencelabs Quick Keys to his color grading suite.
Join colorist Joey D'Anna as he answers node-based color management strategies for ACES and RCM workflows (including groups and shared nodes).
Colorist Joey D’Anna shares with you new custom tools for batch rendering, automatic backups, and a 3D motion control template.
This is our first Office Hours Livestream. Four Mixing Light Contributors take and answer questions from members in a livestream.
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.
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!)!
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.
DaVinci Resolve 17.4 is a substantial update. Colorist Joey D'Anna explores his favorite features, big and small, on the Color & Edit Pages.
In this Insight, Colorist Joey D’Anna shows you how to move an SDR grade into HDR using a Custom ACES fixed node structure.
Colorist Joey D’Anna shows you his methodology for nailing challenging power window tracks in DaVinci Resolve
What does binary logic have to do with color grading? Colorist Joey D'Anna shows you how to build switches and logic into your Resolve node structure.
Colorist Joey D'Anna shows how to set up and use the open-source software 'Syncthing' to share media across three remote locations.
In this Insight, Joey D'Anna shows you the 3 different toolsets inside the DaVinci Resolve Key Panel, and how they change for different nodes.
In this installment of 'From The Mailbag' Team Mixing Light discusses Patrick & Dan's newest HDR projects &the challenges they faced.
In this Insight, Joey D'Anna shows you how to use the DaVinci Resolve Match Move ResolveFX plugin for powerful tracking, stabilization, and paintwork
1,000 Insights are now in our Insights Library! In this article Team Mixing Light has new announcements and a look back at our favorites.
In his latest Custom Workshop, Colorist Joey D'Anna gives you 3 useful custom Fusion templates for use on DaVinci Resolve's edit page
Learn how to set up and use an ATEM Streaming Bridge to create a high quality, color accurate and low latency video link over the internet
Learn how to use Resolve 17's new remote panel capabilities for remote color grading that is secure, interactive, and color accurate.
In Part 2 of his series, Joey shows you how to take remote color sessions to the next level by adding macros & remote control to your ATEM switcher setup
Learn how to add serious production value to live-streamed color sessions with Blackmagic ATEM Mini switchers.
Expand your colorist toolbox with custom Python scripts and DCTLs for Frame.io workflows, subtractive saturation, and timeline duplication.
Team Mixing Light hosts Hungarian colorist Dávid Láposi to discuss creating a personal, story-based demo reel to help advance your career.
Learn to measure audio/video sync issues with a smartphone, and compensate in DaVinci Resolve using Fairlight's B-Chain
Learn to use DaVinci Resolve's Fusion page to build custom, reusable transitions to work inside a node based ACES pipeline.
Learn how to use DCTLs (and texture references) in DaVinci Resolve Fusion to debayer Perseverance rover raw images, yourself.
Get up to speed on Resolve 17's new proxy workflow for lightning fast editing and grading performance when working remotely.
Learn the basics of 3D printing, and how you can use it to improve your post production environment with custom upgrades.
Today's Agenda: What do digital video post production professionals need to consider when buying a storage solution for their digital media?
In this Insight, learn how to setup, monitor, edit and deliver Dolby Atmos immersive audio in DaVinci Resolve 17
Watch colorist Joey D'Anna update his custom ACES workflow to better use the new HDR tool in Resolve 17, and use DaVinci Wide Gamut colorspace
The new DaVinci Resolve Speed Editor is a fantastic controller. Learn how to use it for color grading, online editing and multicam workflows,
Small features can make a huge difference to your workflow! Learn new edit page features to speed up and improve your workflow in Resolve 17.
Sometimes, it's the small features making a huge difference! Learn new color page tools to speed up and improve your workflow in Resolve 17.
Blackmagic Design just announced Resolve 17. We jump on a call to discuss the release, its timing, new features, and our initial thoughts.
Resolve 17 Public Beta is here and it is a huge release! Colorist Joey D'Anna points you to his favorite new features, updates, improvements.
Learn an advanced workflow for round-tripping between Avid and Resolve, while maintaining effects and online work done inside Avid.
Learn to use VLANs, link aggregation and more to manage high performance networks for post production, using Ubiquiti products.
In this Insight, Joey D'Anna shows you how he uses the DaVinci Resolve color page node tree to build great looking green screen composites.
Learn how to accelerate your color grading in DaVinci Resolve's Color Page by using multiple Playheads to quickly navigate the timeline.
Get a hands-on look at OWC's direct-attached Thunderbolt-3 RAID chassis. Plus, (3) configuration ideas for post production professionals.
In the second part of his series on better blurring, Joey jumps into Fusion to explore its powerful capabilities to create natural-looking blurs.
In this Insight, Joey D'Anna shows you how to take simple blurs to the next level on the DaVinci Resolve Color Page
Learn powerful keyframe editing techniques in DaVinci Resolve's Fusion page, using the built-in spline and keyframe editors.
Learn what a online editor and colorist thinks after spending a year working with the Blackmagic editor keyboard, full-time. Plus, his tips.
Learn how to use a custom ACES workflow to easily manage deliverables in different color spaces, and easily take your grade from SDR to HDR.
If you want to master DaVinci Resolve's Color Page then you need to master its Cloud and Point trackers. This Insight sets you on that path.
Learn how to build a powerful fixed node structure in DaVinci Resolve to work within a valid ACES pipeline, without normal limitations.
Learn how to leverage a powerful ACES workflow without any limitations, by customizing it a DaVinci Resolve node tree.
DaVinci Resolve's Quick Export is often overlooked because it looks simplistic. Learn how to power up Quick Exports and save yourself time.
Learn how to use Keyboard Maestro and Stream Deck to supercharge your workflow in DaVinci Resolve on Mac with powerful macros.
What does a colorist think of the 2019 Mac Pro after switching back to Mac? Plus, learn his thoughts about optimal specs for color grading.
Learn two different methods (with different levels of control) of emualting the beauty of film halation using DaVinci Resolve.
What is an IMF package? How doyou use DaVinci Resolve to create supplemental IMFs for delivering fixes and alternate versions?
Learn how to use DaVinci Resolve to finish and output coutless versions of broadcast promos, easy fast and without any mistakes.
Learn how I've evolved my grading suite in the past 2 years. I added new hardware and adjusted my layout to fit new, advanced workflows.
Video scopes are an essential tool to all colorists. Learn all the exciting new scope features in Resolve 16 to speed up your grading.
Resolve 16 adds hundreds of features, including powerful new adjustment clips. Learn how to use them streamline your grading workflow.
Take your color grading work to the next level in DaVinci Resolve. Learn how to use mattes generated in the Fusion page on the color page.
Do you perform repetitive tasks on a regular basis when color correcting or finishing? Then learn how to use DCTLs to automate those tasks!
In Part 1 you learned how to build a Fixed Node Structure in Resolve's node tree when color grading. Now learn its huge time-saving benefits.
Building out node trees on the DaVinci Resolve Color page can be a messy affair. And haphazard. Learn how to develop a personalized node tree.
Drone footage adds tons of production value to projects. But the cameras often suffer from over-sharpening. Get tips for fixing this problem.
Resolve's new scripting APIs open up exciting new possibilities. Learn how to get started by using Python to import comments from Frame.io.
Learn how to track DaVinci Resolve 15's non-destructive paint tools in Fusion. Plus, get a tip for viewing a color grade inside Fusion.
While Fusion is a node-based compositor, its node tree is very different than the Color Page. Learn how to use Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15 in under 15 minutes.
In this Insight, colorist Joey D'Anna, fresh off demoing Resolve 15 at the Blackmagic booth at NAB 2018, shares his thoughts on the top new features that benefit the dedicated colorist the most in Resolve 15.
The Elgato Stream Deck is a powerful control surface add-on for colorists, especially when paired with autohotkey. In this insight, learn to take that functionality to the next level with advanced scripts and workflow examples.
In this Insight, Joey D'Anna shares some of what went into the design of his color suite, why he loves Aeron chairs, TBC consoles and more!
If you're trying to smooth out exposure changes in your footage then you'll love using Resolve 14's new Color Stabilizer filter (and avoid keyframing).
In DaVinci Resolve 14, the Stabilizer got a new set of controls that seem overly simple. Has this tool been upgraded? Or should you work in Classic mode?
In this Insight, we take a look at some of the compelling new features in DaVinci Resolve 14 including OFX, performance and editing improvements.