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 co-founded in 2012. In 2021, Patrick became the sole owner and CEO of Mixing Light.


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

FSI Announces Industry-First Quantum Dot OLED Display

Get a FIRST LOOK at our industry's first Quantum Dot 2,000 nit reference display, the Flanders Scientific XMP550. We chat with FSI's CEO.

Office Hours - NAB 2023, Sony HX-3110, Resolve 18.5, Virtual Sets

Team Mixing Light discusses Sony's prototype 4,000nit display, Resolve 18.5 Beta new features, and colorist opportunities on Virtual Sets.

Office Hours LIVE! Color Management, HDR, & Cinema Grading

Four Mixing Light Contributors help one of our members solidify their color management settings & workflows for HDR and cinema color grading.

Is The Mini Control Surface 'Breaking' HDR Palette Operations?

Learn how the Blackmagic Mini control surface is giving you the 'wrong' results on the HDR Palette if your not paying VERY close attention.

The Multiple Personalities of Resolve's Contrast-Pivot Controls

Colorist Patrick Inhofer shows you the three different and distinct behaviors of DaVinci Resolve's two Contrast-Pivot controls.

Mixing Light Update: New Forum & Member Profile Features

A series of new enhancements to our community forums are now live! Learn what you need to do to update your account. Plus, a mobile app?

Grading An Animated Film: Speeding Up The Fusion Composition

In Part 2 of this series, colorist Patrick Inhofer shows you how he enabled complex Fusion comps for real-time, interactive color grading.

Color Grading Docs, HDR Trims, NVMe Disks for Cache, and more!

In this Office Hours, a team of Mixing Light Contributors tackles member questions about estimating time for HDR trim passes - and much more!

How To Professionally Work Between Multiple Editing Platforms

Special Guests Scott Simmons and Jonny Elwyn join Joey D'Anna and Patrick Inhofer to discuss moving between NLEs as a professional editor.

Controlling The Eye By Relighting With Motivated Power Windows

Building on a Cullen Kelly Insight, colorist Patrick Inhofer demos leveling up the concept of a 'motivated vignette' for scene relighting.

NEW: DaVinci Resolve Courses, Credits, All-Access Memberships

Announcing: 5 new DaVinci Resolve courses, a credit system allowing members to unlock them, and an upcoming 'All-Access' membership level!

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?

Remote Media Sharing & Collaboration - Featuring Hedge's Postlab

Mixing Light Contributors talk with's Isaac Terronez about affordable remote collaboration using Postlab and Postlab Drive.

Extending the life of old computers? Becoming a Contributor?

This lively Office Hours answers questions on extending the life of an old computer, becoming a Contributor, and impressions of Resolve 18.

Charting Gamma Curves, REC-709a, Premiere 2022 Color Management

Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss Log Gamma curves, revisit Rec-709a, Premiere Pro 2022's color management, and declining job offers.

Streaming Dolby Vision, REC-709a, And Consumer OLED Displays

Team Mixing Light, and members, discuss streaming Dolby Vision mp4s; Rec. 709a (what is to be done); and consumer displays for grading.

Talking Professional Reference Displays with Bram Desmet of FSI

Flanders Scientific's CEO visits with Mixing Light members answering questions in this Office Hours conference call.

How Do You Succeed Running A Color Grading Business?

The team is joined by our newest Contributor, Zeb Chadfield, answering business-related questions on being a colorist and getting paid.

Evaluating Skin Tones, Working With Drone Footage, Grading On Laptops

Team Mixing Light helps our members work through confidence problems color grading skin tones, drones, and laptop displays in a live call.

Membership Update - Connecting Us Through Forums, Email, And Slack

Our member-to-member forums are live! Learn how to stay connected with the community and how to access the Slack Forum Notify system.

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