Selected Skills
  • Color Management
  • Editorial
What I Do
  • Corporate Communication

Neil is like many Mixing Light contributors: He’s fascinated, if not obsessed, with color and tonality. In his studio photographer days, he routinely “abused” the pro lab printers due to his insistence on precise color and tonal results. After being dis-invited as a business customer by several labs, he created his lab to prepare his images for his precise needs. (And yes, what he demanded was possible!)

After the transition to digital imaging, Neil shifted into video post production, including a deep dive into Adobe’s SpeedGrade app. From his visits to NAB and other things, he was abducted into the Mixing Light gang for staffing at Mixers and other duties, eventually becoming a contributing author specializing in Premiere workflows and color management.

Neil works with media from BRAW through all major log formats and tests workflows for the sheer joy of it. Whether in Premiere or Resolve, or even … AfterEffects. He has both the Tangent Elements and Ripple panels and works with the Tangent staff on using their panels in Premiere and other apps. In Premiere, Neil likes pointing out that the Tangent panels can even be mapped for audio and graphics work. He is also a founder of Creativity-Hive for budding video post workers.

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Tutorials by R Neil Haugen

10 tutorials found.

Color Management With Log, The Elusive "Filmic" Look, & Clients

Mixing Light's panel of Colorists answers questions on color management with log footage, the "filmic" look, and choosing your clients.

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.

Building A Custom Color Grading Toolkit in Premiere Pro

Learn how to massively expand the functionality of Premiere's Lumetri panel by custom-mapping multiple disparate controls with an external control surface.

Take A Deep Dive Into Premiere's New Production Workflow

Premiere Pro's new Productions workflow is a massive boost to Premiere's capabilities and reliability. Forged by Hollywood, see how it works.

How Lumetri Differs From Resolve - And Why That Is A Good Thing

Learn how to use the flexibility of Adobe Premiere to overcome the limitations of its native color correction toolset using control surfaces.

How to Set Up Premiere Pro for Quick Color Grading Sessions

Learn how to set up your physical workspace for quick color grading in Adobe Premiere Pro. Plus, optimizing the software for your workspace.

Accurate Monitoring in Premiere - HDR and Apple displayP3 Colorspace

Learn how to set up Adobe Premiere Pro for HDR workflows and to make Apple Retina's displayP3 monitors 'accurate' for web-based deliverables.

How Do You Finish at the Highest Possible Quality in Premiere Pro CC?

Premiere Pro has strict, but hidden, color management. Learn how to setup the software and hardware for proper color management & finishing.

What Project Type Should I Use to Edit and Color Correct in Premiere Pro?

Did you know Premiere Pro CC 2019 has three project types? Standard, Shared, and Team. How do you choose & what are their differences?

Premiere Pro CC 2019 - An Overview of The New Lumetri Interface

Lumetri color correction in Premiere Pro 2019 has changed dramatically: What is new? Is it improved? And how useful is it?