Dirty Looks – Pushing Your Images Toward Extreme Warmth

May 27, 2016

Some projects call out for extreme warmth to help back up the story. Learn methods to get an extremely warm feel that looks real.


I thought I’d kick off a new series of insights called dirty looks.

These are looks that are not necessarily eye candy but are essential to our roles as colorists.

If my clients as for a job to me turned into b&w and then add a massive magenta cast I will do it!

I always try and add my input to the job and also bring my game even to looks I don’t like.

Expect this series to be full of fun, random and sometimes little insane looks that have been requested in my suite!

Warm Warm Warm!!!

At the moment my life feels like a tanning salon operator.

Every client wants everything warm, saturated and sunny and it’s breaking my heart!

7 out of 10 jobs have the wrong weather and send me references of an LA sunset.

I obviously always try my best at every job but sometimes it’s downright impossible!

This insight is both about why warm doesn’t always work and my approach to adding crazy levels of warmth to a shot.

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  • Promising series Dan, thank you!
    This reminds me of an article I’ve picked in a recent Tao Sunday’s Newsletter (http://bit.ly/1U1BN5p), about the use of yellow color in Netflix Marvel’s show “Daredevil”, and very worth reading: http://bit.ly/24c3xtg

  • Dan Moran

    HI All,

    Sorry about the access issues on this one. I had forgotten to add quarterly members and the mails got lost in the system until this morning!

    You should all have access now.


  • yellow man 😀

  • Steve Sebban

    brilliant! I was struggling on a green look. I will use your way of doing it. thank man.

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