What I Do
Peder Morgenthaler is a colorist, editor and workflow consultant in Denver, Colorado. A 15-year veteran of the post-production industry, his work focuses on advanced color and post workflows, shared storage system technology, and demystifying complex imaging concepts for filmmakers.
He currently runs Frame Linear, a boutique post-production entity offering editorial, color and finishing services to the production community in Colorado and beyond.Since 2008, Peder has also served as a consultant for Seagate Technologies in their enterprise shared-storage division, helping shape their advanced OEM SAN platforms for the Media & Entertainment market. These OEM platforms have been adopted by companies like Quantum, Autodesk, SGO, Avid and Rohde & Schwarz, serving as the hardware foundation of many market-leading products. He’s a firm believer in the power of shared storage as a creativity and collaboration enabler, especially in today’s world of burgeoning footage loads and shrinking deadlines.
When he’s not stuck in a dark room working on features, docs, reality tv and action sports programming, he can be found golfing, painting, reading, playing the occasional video game, and consuming way too much media in search of the next big trend. You can find him at framelinear.com.
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Tutorials by Peder Morgenthaler
Part 2 - Color Grading and Finishing 'Avatar: The Way of Water'
In Part 2 we dive into Tashi's color management pipeline, Resolve project setup, and the kind of color work he did on this VFX-heavy film.
Color Grading 'Avatar: The Way of Water' With Colorist Tashi Trieu
Get a detailed look at Colorist Tashi Trieu's work color grading 'Avatar: The Way of Water'. His background, gear, workflow & deliverables.
Film Print Emulation: A Deep Dive Into The Filmbox OFX Plugin
In this deep dive into the Filmbox OFX plugin learn its basic operation, features, and how it compares to alternate film print emulators.
Film Print Emulation: Paul Dore’s ACES DCTL Look Modification Transform
In Part 3, learn how to go beyond LUTs for an artistic approach to emulating film print looks using Paul Dore's DCTL in an ACES workflow.
Film Print Emulation: Breaking Down PixelTools 'Film Lab PowerGrades'
Continue developing your critical eye for evaluating Film Print Emulations (FPEs) by breaking down Pixel Tools Post's 'Film Lab PowerGrades'.
Why Are Film Print Emulation LUTs Special (and how to use them)?
In this new series, build the foundation to evaluate & implement ANY Film Print Emulation (FPE) - with the Kodak 2382 film stock as baseline.
Working Around the ACES ‘Look’ With OpenDRT
ACES is an extremely popular color management pipeline but its RRT can impose a ‘look’. In this Insight learn about OpenDRT & how to implement it.
Color Warper 101 Part 3: Creating Looks (Plus A Grading Challenge)
In the finale of the series, colorist Peder Morgenthaler puts what we've learned into action creative 3 looks with the Color Warper.
Color Warper 101 Part 2: Managing Points & Pins + Chroma-Luma Panel
In part 2 of his series, Peder Morgenthaler dives deeper into the controls in DaVinci Resolve's Color Warper.
Color Warper 101 Part 1: Concepts and Interface Fundamentals
The new Color Warper in DaVinci Resolve 17 is very powerful, very accurate, but a bit complicated. In Part 1, learn this tool's fundamentals.
Combining Group Grades With Shared Nodes While Avoiding The Pitfalls
In Part 2 of this advanced workflow series, learn how you can use Shared Nodes inside Group Grades for quick & easy revisions down the road.
Combining Shared Nodes and Group Grades in DaVinci Resolve
Applying the one color grade to multiple shots is easier with Resolve's Groups or with Shared nodes. Learn how to combine the two approaches.
ACES 201 - Node-based Grading, Sharing Looks to On-Set and VFX
In this webinar, learn an alternative approach to color grading ACES projects in DaVinci Resolve plus collaborating with others in ACES.
ACES and DaVinci Resolve 101 Webinar - Understanding the Workflow
Are you confused about what is ACES? What is it used for? How do you use and implement ACES within DaVinci Resolve? This webinar is for you.
Separating Your Selections from Corrections in DaVinci Resolve
Learn to become more productive in DaVinci Resolve by separating your color corrections from you masking and keying selections.
Sculpting Clipped Highlights - Roll-offs, Tints, Glows, and Streaks
Dealing with clipped highlights is a regular annoyance. Learn how to make these artifacts look more natural & intentional with color grading.
ACES in Action Part 2 - Breaking Down the Imaging Pipeline
In Part 2 of this Series, learn the details of an indie film navigating ACES between DaVinci Resolve, Premiere Pro, and After Effects.
ACES Color Correction in Action: An Indie Case Study Part 1
The ACES color management workflow is a key technology for major Hollywood productions. Learn how an Indie film implemented ACES.