Day 1: 24 Insights in 24 Days 2018 New Year Marathon
My Best Work Of 2017
In this Insight I thought it would be great to spend the first day of January 2018 with a review of my own work from 2017.
Long time members of Mixing Light know that I’m quite fond of checking out my own progress over the years.
I find that it helps me see whether i’ve grown as a colourist and used my knowledge as best as possible, whether there are techniques i’ve forgotten that i could pick up once again and also to see whether there are any areas I have weakened.
It’s always hard to look at a job from two years ago and think I actually graded that better than a similar job this year, but I’m always a massive believer in self critique rather than always looking forward with blinkers on for the past.
There are many reasons for things like that happening.
This year I did a lot of fashion and I mean a LOT. I would easily have graded one or two fashion jobs a week for most of 2017.
Although I found fashion fun initially, by the end of the year I found it quite stifling. Fashion is always a case of just shut up and match this still, with very little room for creative input from myself.
It’s a great area of grading and pays quite well but relies much more heavily on technical grading rather than storytelling and emotion.
Due to this I feel like my narrative and grittier grading has suffered quite a bit.
My focus for early 2018 is to do as much narrative as possible and really try and get my head back into that world – I miss it!
If you’d like to find out any more about the jobs below please do post a question in the comment and I can answer them in either insights or in the comments section directly.