Selected Skills
  • Conform
  • Editorial
  • Finishing/Delivery
What I Do
  • Broadcast/Web Reality
  • Broadcast/Web Scripted Long Form
  • Feature Documentary
  • Feature Narrative
  • Short Films
About Patrick Inhofer

Patrick is a professional digital video colorist (with a background in editing and online finishing). He has 30+ years of experience delivering high-quality programming for Broadcast, Commercial, Corporate, and Indie clients, requiring minimal supervision.

For 15+ years, Patrick also developed a concurrent career teaching others how to digitally color correct moving images. Patrick is active in developing community resources connecting professional artisans to their peers while inspiring next generation colorists. Patrick is also the publisher of a weekly color grading newsletter, Tao Of Color Grading Newsletter. It recently surpassed 450 Sunday editions since its 2010 inception.


Patrick’s broadcast credits include Barry Levinson’s “The Band That Wouldn’t Die” (ESPN); Bruce Sinofsky’s “San Quentin Film School” (Discovery Channel); “Samantha Brown’s Places To Love” Seasons 3 & 4 (PBS); “Hopkins” (ABC News); plus work for NBC, HBO, TNT, TBS, AMC, BET, Oxygen, and J.J. Sedelmaier’s “Saturday Morning Funhouse” for Saturday Night Live.

Patrick’s feature work includes “Poliwood” by Barry Levinson (Showtime) “Lilith” by Sridhar Reddy; “Split Ends” by Dorothy Lyman; “An Affair Of The Heart” by Sylvia Caminer; 5 horror shorts for the acclaimed Bloody Cuts series. Patrick’s first credit was on the 1990 HBO Series, “The Babysitter’s Club” when the series editor allowed him to edit his first narrative scene, on an Avid, and was the assistant editor for that series (using AVR 3!).

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Tutorials by Patrick Inhofer

Office Hours Live Stream - Color Management (and much more)

This is our first Office Hours Livestream. Four Mixing Light Contributors take and answer questions from members in a livestream.

Mixing Light Member Update - January 2022

Mixing Light's new CEO shares the changes that are being made to the service, and the reasoning behind these changes.

Announcement - Mixing Light Is Evolving

Mixing Light announces a change of ownership with Patrick moving up as owner/CEO as Robbie and Dan step away. Get the full story.

Elsewhere On The Web: Netflix Recommended Displays (and more)

This series returns with stories on Netflix recommended displays; being a better colorist; color harmonies; and note-taking.

Color Grading An Animated Short Film - Part 1

Colorist Patrick Inhofer shares a behind-the-scenes look at color grading an animated short film - and how it differs from live action.

Can You Use Project-Level Color Management With 'Flat File' Workflows?

Learn how to tag a single clip with multiple 'input color spaces' in DaVinci Resolve when executing a 'flat file'/preconformed workflow.

Building A Dynamic Demo Reel With Dávid Láposi - Mailbag LIVE!

Team Mixing Light hosts Hungarian colorist Dávid Láposi to discuss creating a personal, story-based demo reel to help advance your career.

How Do You Use Resolve's Parallel Mixer and Layer Mixer Nodes?

In Part 2 of our series on learning how to use Resolve's Serial Nodes, we look at combining them with Layer and Parallel Mixer nodes.

Mailbag LIVE! Selecting The Proper Storage For Post Production

Today's Agenda: What do digital video post production professionals need to consider when buying a storage solution for their digital media?

Review - Controlling The HDR Palette With The Resolve Mini Panel

How does the DaVinci Resolve Mini control surface manage to control 7+ color wheels in the HDR Palette, with only 3 physical trackballs?

Mailbag LIVE! About That ACES Workflow??

Today's Agenda: Is it just me or does the ACES color management system feel like it's limiting my creative choices?

Resolve 17 Color Management Tips and Pat's Fixed Node Tree

Learn how to set up Resolve Color Management for success. You'll also see a colorist's node tree, designed for RCM & the HDR Palette.

HDR Palette 101 - Resolve Color Management 2.0 + Contrast Controls

In Part 3 of this series, learn how the color grading controls work differently with RCM 2 enabled. Plus, contrast control in the HDR Palette.

HDR Palette - Using Multiple Zones, Contrast, Presets, Global Control

In Part 2 of this series, we dig deeper into the HDR Palette and continue exploring its differences from the traditional Primaries Palette.

Webinar: End Titles Made Easy Using

Learn how to painlessly create end titles, how they can go wrong, and the new interface allowing for custom looks and layouts.

How Do Zones Work in Resolve 17's New HDR Palette?

The HDR Palette represents a major advance in Resolve 17's color grading toolset. Learn about it's core concept, Zones, and how they work.

Nodes 101 – Mastering DaVinci Resolve’s Serial Node

Do the nodes in DaVinci Resolve's Color Page confuse you? In Part 1, learn how to think about using nodes with this intro to the Serial Node.

Creating And Modifying Speed Effects in Davinci Resolve

Learn how to fix frame rate problems and create both constant- and variable-rate speed effects (and image processing options they enable).

The Fundamentals of DaVinci Resolve's Gallery and Memories

Learn how to use Resolve's Gallery for comparing and sharing color corrections or nodes between different shots.

Mastering DaVinci Resolve Cloud, Point Trackers for Shapes and OpenFX

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.

Mastering DaVinci Resolve's Stabilizer and Classic Stabilizer

Learn DaVinci Resolve's Stabilizer and its legacy 'Classic Stabilizer'. This Insight is pulled from our Courses with a new introduction.

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