The Never Ending Quest For Perfection – Can You Prebuild Your Looks?
I had a great question in the comments recently about my node structure and how I like to order things.
The short answer is YES! I do have a structure that I follow.
The long answer is that like a guitarist following the quest for the perfect guitar sound it’s constantly being refined, mixed up and trashed completly to be rebuilt from the ground up.
I also think my grading is heavily influenced by the work of others.
At the NAB conference, I met tons of amazing colorists which led me to re-thinking my way of attacking the look again.
The biggest weakness I found is I really do spend a lot of time re-adjusting scenes after feedback.
Copying and Pasting the same nodes/changes / whatever the hell the crazy director might want!
The solution is really a simple one, use group level nodes per scenes to create the look and feel.
The only problem is that it takes a lot of effort and time to break out of your comfort zone.
Luckily I just sat down for my 10-hour flight to Las Vegas with the worst entertainment system I think I’ve ever experienced.
There is also a bunch of drunk guys sat beside me on a boys holiday so there goes any chance of sleep.
Time to do some research and planning on my node structure!