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Luke Ross is a professional freelance colourist and certified DaVinci Resolve Certified Trainer based in Wellington, New Zealand. Luke honed his skills in Baselight and launched his successful YouTube channel, ‘Luke Ross Post’ after working as a colourist assistant at Lipsync Post in London and Films@59 in Bristol, United Kingdom for two years.

Luke began sharing the fundamentals of Baselight on YouTube, quickly garnering a dedicated audience. Since then, his channel has expanded to DaVinci Resolve content, he has released physical and digital products on his website and he also teaches live courses and workshops to local and global audiences.

Luke operates from his home freelance suite, outfitted with a calibrated 42″ LG C3 monitor and a Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Micro Colour Panel.

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Tutorials by Luke Ross

37 tutorials found.

Control Your Mastering White Point To Control Your Highlights

Learn how to use white points in color management and how to choose them creatively, in this interview with FilmLight's Daniele Siragusano.

Colourist Comparison Pt 2: Comparing Workflows and Techniques

Colorists Kali Bateman CSI and Luke Ross reveal gritty details of their node trees - grading identical footage to the same creative brief.

Colorist Comparison - Two Colorists Grade The Same Footage

Explore two distinct approaches to color grading on one spot. Join Kali Bateman and Luke Ross as they dive deep into technique and workflow.

A Guide To Composite Modes in DaVinci Resolve

Refresh your knowledge on blending modes: What they are, what they do, and how to utilise them as color grading tools in DaVinci Resolve.

Recreating the Kong: Skull Island ‘Toxic Yellow’ Look

Exercise your grading skills by matching Kong: Skull Island's 'Toxic Yellow' look in DaVinci Resolve. Luke Ross shares his approach.

Automatic Naming Using Metadata Variables in DaVinci Resolve

Luke Ross explores DaVinci Resolve's 'Metadata Variables'. Learn how to generate still, burn-in, and render setting names - automagically.

Accelerated Workflows with Resolve’s Remote And Local Grades

Learn how to speed up your color grading workflow using DaVinci Resolve's under-utilized Local and Remote Grades functionality.

Sky Replacements Inside DaVinci Resolve Using Match Move OFX

Learn the fundamentals of DaVinci Resolve's OFX 'Match Move' plugin - in a color-managed pipeline replacing the sky with an sRGB image.

A Deep Dive Into Rendering H.264 & H.265 from DaVinci Resolve

Mixing Light contributor and freelance colorist Luke Ross takes a deep dive into H.264 & H.265 render options on a Mac and PC in Resolve.

DaVinci Resolve Printer Lights VS Baselight Base Grade Bumps

Explore and compare DaVinci's Printer Lights tool with Baselight's Base Grade Bumps controls, mapping either tool to a keyboard number pad.

A Complete Guide to Baselight's Base Grade Operator

Luke Ross helps you master every Base Grade operator control in Baselight - and challenges Resolve users to figure out equivalent operations.

Conforming in Baselight? Start here.

Learn the Conform tool in Baselight. Luke Ross solves importing a problematic EDL and eye-matching reference clip using two play heads.

Creative Look Inspiration - Wes Anderson's 'Asteroid City'

Build a low-contrast, targeted saturation look inspired by Wes Anderson’s 'Asteroid City', by learning how to evaluate the production stills.

Temporal And Spatial Noise Reduction 101 in DaVinci Resolve

Colourist Luke Ross shows how to uses the various selections in Resolve Studio's Noise Reduction toolset - and identifies mistakes to avoid.

Adding Colour Contrast To Night Footage (in DaVinci Resolve)

Colorist Luke Ross demos a creative technique he used recently, adding colour contrast to make a night image pop using foreground separation.

Deep Dive: DaVinci Resolve Cloud Remote Collaboration

In Part 2 of our series, learn the many features (and tips/trick) of Davinci Resolve 18's cloud-based Collaborative Workflow

Rendering Files for Review or Delivery in Baselight

Luke Ross wraps our 20-part introductory series on color grading with Baselight (and the free Baselight LOOK) on how to create deliverables.

Fixing Dead Pixels And Image Artifacts in Baselight

Image repair and dust-busting are frequent duties of colorists & finishers. Learn how Baselight's DSpot and Paint tools perform these fixes.

Fixing Oversaturated and Out-of-Gamut Colours in Baselight LOOK

Colourist Luke Ross is back with Part 18 of his 'Learning Baselight Look' series. Learn how to fix oversaturated and out-of-gamut colours.

Stabilizing Shaky Footage in Baselight LOOK

In Part 17 of our series, Luke Ross shows how to stabilize footage in Baselight Student / LOOK using the Area and 2-point trackers.

Intro to Resolve's Collaborative Workflow - LucidLink and Proxies

Get started with DaVinci Resolve 18's Cloud-based Collaboration workflow. In Part 1, begin sharing media and projects with a remote team.

The Care And Feeding Of A Post Production YouTube Channel

Why do professionals create and maintain a YouTube channel? How do they use it to support their business, and what is the payoff?

How To Compare Grades With Clients In Baselight LOOK

In Part 16 of our 'Learning Baselight' series, Luke Ross compares grade versions using Baselight's powerful 'cursor' and Jobs manager.

Managing Timelines For Efficient Grading Operations In Baselight

In Baselight Student, learn how to copy and paste grades to shots & scenes, including the ‘intelligent paste’ & using the Playback Filter.

Keying In Baselight And The, No-Kidding, Useful Baselight Sausage

In Part 14 of Learning Baselight Student series, Luke Ross shows creating keys using Baselight's DKey and HueAngle tools. Plus, sausages.

Learning Baselight - Tracking Shapes with Keyframes and the Area Tracker

In Part 13, Luke Ross teaches you how to track shapes manually, using keyframes, and automagically, using Baselight Student's area tracker.

Learning Baselight Student - Creating, Editing, And Grading With Shapes

In Part 12 of this series, learn to apply and manipulate shapes to grade layers and use the MatteTool for the ultimate in shape edge control.

Creative Grading In Baselight - Adding Grain, LUTs, And Diffusion

In Part 11 of 'Learning Baselight Student', Luke Ross teaches how to stylize your images with popular techniques and customizable tools.

An Overview Of The Mind-Blending Control Panel In Baselight Student

Luke Ross teaches you how to use Blending Strips in the free Baselight Student. Plus, go down the rabbit hole of the Blending Control Panel.

Colour Grading 101 In Baselight Student - Primary Color Correction Layers

In Part 9, you are ready to start color correcting! Learn how Baselight arranges your corrections using and interacting with layers.

Understanding Baselight Student's Colour Management Framework

In Part 8 of our series, learn the three colour space options that are essential to correctly colour grading in Baselight Student.

How To Organize Media Using the 'Shots View' In Baselight Student

Learn essential features of Baselight's 'Shots View' to prepare a scene for grading, including the 'Group Grading' hotkey for bulk changes.

Learning Baselight Student – Conforming with the Scene Detect Tool

Luke Ross shows you how to add edits into a single video file, breaking it into individual shots for easy color grading in Baselight Student.

Baselight Student – Importing Media Using The FLUX Manage Viewer

Learn how to import media, bookmark folders, preview and edit footage into a sequence, using the FLUX viewer. Plus - recovering from a crash.

Learning Baselight Student - Setting Up Your First Scene

In Part 4, dig deeper into setting up a Baselight 'Scene'. Some options can't be changed later and others will force your media offline.

Learning Baselight Student - Understanding The User Interface

This Insight provides an orientation on the Baselight Student user interface. Plus, learn the terms Host, Job, Scene as used by Baselight.

Learning Baselight Student - Series Overview and Introduction

New Mixing Light Contributor Luke Ross kicks off a 20-part series on learning Baselight Student, for newbies and experienced colorists alike.