What I Do
About Robbie Carman
My life as a colorist began not in a post-production facility, but behind a mixing board. I learned to play the piano when I was 4, after that followed sax, trombone, guitar, bass, drums, and a plethora of other instruments. As a teenager, I realized I probably wasn’t going to be a rockstar but I could help rockstars! I dove deep into the recording arts and sciences building a sophisticated (at the time) home project studio.
Later in my first year of college as I sat behind a massive SSL console mixing (or trying to!) a band, the lead singer held up a Hi-8 camcorder (not digital 8) and asked me if I knew how to edit a music video. This one interaction set my career path for the next 25 years but it also did something else – introduced me to a professor who would instill in me a lifelong love of learning, teaching, and education.
As a colorist I pride myself on being ahead of the technology curve, delivering value to clients with a good amount of OCD to get their projects as perfect as possible. I’ve been lucky to have run a thriving post facility for 15 years.
As an educator, I take pride in my ability to explain and breakdown complex. In this role, I’ve traveled the world speaking, training, and helping people of all skill levels, I’ve written numerous books, produced hundreds of hours of video content, but most of all I’ve been blessed to be a partner in Mixing Light which lets me continually have an outlet for teaching.
Tutorials by Robbie Carman
In this Insight follow Robbie's start into using Instagram for marketing, sales & brand awareness of his color correction buisness.
SetStream.io is a powerful new remote streaming tool. In this Insight, we sit down to chat with Thatcher Kelley to learn more about SetStream.io
A member asked for some advice on matching two shots that had distinctly different looks. In this Mailbag, we discuss strategies for matching these shots.
With the holidays nearly upon us, in this installment of Color Correction Gear head discover several 'stocking stuffer' pieces of gear to add to your list!
Blackmagic Design just announced Resolve 17. We jump on a call to discuss the release, its timing, new features, and our initial thoughts.
Team Mixing Light announces an upcoming new website feature & the Team revisits the issue of exports looking 'wrong'.
In this installment of From The Mailbag we sit down to talk about tone mapping and how's used in software and on consumer displays.
In this From The Mailbag, we discuss the current and the possible future of work from home & remote workflows + concerns that we might not be consindering.
An eGPU setup could offer a dramtic performance increase to your workflow. Learn about eGPUs, the AKiTio Node Titan & workflows leveraging an eGPU
In this Mixing Light Webinar replay, join Mixing Light co-founder Robbie Carman as he explores HDR essentials, including vocabuarly & workflow
In the remote, work from home reality that find ourselves in, how can you deliver color accurate real-time streams to clients? Learn how in this Insight.
In this From The Mailbag we revisit some key aspects of a Resolve remote workflow as we try to answer questions from a member on the same subject.
In this Insight Robbie takes a look Screen and affordable, color managed video player for the Mac from Video Village.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, a member's question about using the CST OFX within a color-managed project got us into revisiting these workflows
In this Insight, Robbie reflects on 2019 and shares some of his goals for 2020 to help run a stronger color correction buisness
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head, Robbie shares some essential items that went into the building of his new facility.
In this episode, we discuss the past decade and speculate on the next 10 years in the world of color grading.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we tackle a hot topic from the world of color grading this past week - is there such as thing as FAKE HDR?
In this installment of From the MailBag, we're once again joined by Mixing Light contributor Joey D'Anna who gives us the skinny on supplemental IMF packages for delivery to broadcasters and OTT providers.
In this episode of From The Mailbag we discuss a member's email about how he feels he should be landing bigger projects but isn't.