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Breaking Down A Black and White Film with a Violet Twist

Isolate an object in a black & white film, isolate its color, and use keys to shift hue, saturation, and gain. How hard can that be?

Creating the Classic Black and White Look By Thinking Like A Colorist

Dan shares the skills he learned in the darkroom and how he applies them to grading black and white in DaVinci Resolve

Color Correction Looks: Creating Black and White Looks

Creating a Black and White Look seems like an easy prospect, initially. But they can be some of the most difficult jobs. Learn how to execute this Look.

Python 101 For Post: Verify Data And Perform Checksums

In Part 4 of our Python for Post Professionals series, we add checksum verification and colorful ASCII colors to our media copy script.

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.

Office Hours LIVE! HDR White, Saturation Controls, New Displays

Mixing Light's professional colorists answer questions on graphic white points in HDR, crafting meaty saturation and the limitations of AI.

Runway AI - What Can It Do And Will It Take Over Our Jobs?

Are AI tools taking over our world? Tour some of RunwayML’s 'AI Magic Tools' and see if the results match the hype and can replace a pro.

A Hands-On Introduction To DaVinci Resolve On iPad Beta for Pros

Colorist Joey D’Anna gives an extended review of DaVinci Resolve for iPad Beta, how it differs from the desktop, and what it may excel at.

Color Grading Challenge – Tri-X Style Black & White

Dan briefs you on a Black & White Tri-X look. If you grade to his brief and post in the comments, he'll play 'client' and offer feedback.

A Review of Blackmagic's Editor Keyboard: 1 year later

Learn what a online editor and colorist thinks after spending a year working with the Blackmagic editor keyboard, full-time. Plus, his tips.

Troubleshooting 101 – Color Compressor & Node Resizing

Dan shares his breakdown of cleaning up a bike frame using the color compressor and node resizing in Resolve

Behind The Curtain - Refining and Enhancing 'Bread'

In this insight, we take a look at the final pass on the bread short film. Dan looks at his matching with fresh eyes, checks his black and white levels and decides on the sharpening and grain levels of the film.

Demystifying Contrast and Brightness Calibration Test Images

In our reference display calibration series we've been using a specific set of calibration test images. But two test images (used to precalibrate our Contrast and Brightness settings) generate a lot of confusion. Get unconfused in this Insight.

How do you choose Gamma 2.2 vs Gamma 2.4 when color correcting?

When you start delving into the finer points of color correction you'll eventually learn about Gamma 2.2 vs Gamma 2.4. Learn how to choose between them.

Hands-On The Sony BVM-F250A OLED Reference Monitor

Learn why a professional colorist is eager to finally get this uber-expensive OLED display into his color correction suite. What does he think about it?

Waveforms, Legal Range And The Differences Between Avid and Resolve

Avid's Y Waveform sets black above the bottom of the scale whereas Resolve's Waveform sets its blacks at the bottom of its scale. Which is correct?

The Panel Lottery Edition - Sunday Color Grading Newsletter

News, tutorials, and gear from the interwebs related to the art, craft, and business of professional color grading. 10 March 2024 edition.

A Guide To Composite Modes in DaVinci Resolve

Refresh your knowledge on blending modes: What they are, what they do, and how to utilise them as color grading tools in DaVinci Resolve.

What's The Role of VFX Colorist? With Christian Ganea Reitmeier

What does a VFX Colorist do? Christian Ganea shares his views and workflows on some of Hollywood's biggest movies & shows at DNEG.

Filmmaker Michael Henry - Being color blind in a visual industry

The Color Timer learns to turn a limited visual color palette into creative strength with professional insights from a color-blind filmmaker.

15 Minutes with Tattoo Artist Jhon Gutti - The Color Timer Podcast

What does an award-winning tattoo artist have to say about color? Special guest Jhon Gutti talks about shades of gray in his craft and art.

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