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 almost 20 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.
For nearly a decade I was a co-founder & a managing partner of Mixing Light. In late 2021, I stepped down from these roles so I could pursue new creative & business challenges including completing my MBA.
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Looking Forward To 2022 - Improving Myself, My Grading, My Business
Colorist Robbie Carman looks forward to 2022 and the steps he's to improve his color grading skills, business, and personal well-being.
Color Page Tools You Might Have Forgotten About Or Didn't Know
In an application as deep as Resolve its easy to forget about a feature or not even know one was there! In this Insight, Robbie Carman explores some of these
Grading HDR & Dolby Vision: Patrick & Dan Join The Fun
In this installment of 'From The Mailbag' Team Mixing Light discusses Patrick & Dan's newest HDR projects &the challenges they faced.
Milestones: 1,000 Insights, New Pricing, and More!
1,000 Insights are now in our Insights Library! In this article Team Mixing Light has new announcements and a look back at our favorites.
Getting Back To The Studio (Facility)
It's been a challening past year and half. In this episode we discuss getting back to the studio/office/facility and what that means these days.
Color Management The 'Right' Way?
In this episode, we discuss if project-wide or more custom approaches to color management are the 'right' way to do things.
A Beginners Journey Using Instagram For Marketing & Brand Awareness
In this Insight follow Robbie's start into using Instagram for marketing, sales & brand awareness of his color correction buisness.
Getting To Know SetStream.io: A Chat With Thatcher Kelley
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
Help Matching These Shots, Please!
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.
Color Correction Gear Head: The Stocking Stuffer Edition (November 2020)
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!
A Mixing Light Special Report: Resolve 17 Announcement
Blackmagic Design just announced Resolve 17. We jump on a call to discuss the release, its timing, new features, and our initial thoughts.
Mailbag Live & Revisiting Why Does It Look Different On Export?
Team Mixing Light announces an upcoming new website feature & the Team revisits the issue of exports looking 'wrong'.
What's Tone Mapping?
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.
Color & Finishing In A Global Pandemic
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.
eGPU Workflows: Enhancing Processing & Performance
An eGPU setup could offer a dramtic performance increase to your workflow. Learn about eGPUs, the AKiTio Node Titan & workflows leveraging an eGPU
HDR Essentials: Vocabulary & Workflow Webinar
In this Mixing Light Webinar replay, join Mixing Light co-founder Robbie Carman as he explores HDR essentials, including vocabuarly & workflow
Revisiting Streambox Realtime Sessions - Part 1
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.
Resolve Remote Workflow: Hawaii To LA & Back
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.
Taking A Look At Screen - A Modern Video Player For The Mac
In this Insight Robbie takes a look Screen and affordable, color managed video player for the Mac from Video Village.
Revisiting RCM, ACES & CST Workflow
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
Running A Stronger Color Correction Business in 2020
In this Insight, Robbie reflects on 2019 and shares some of his goals for 2020 to help run a stronger color correction buisness