Grading Challenge – Follow My Brief

August 10, 2017

Following a brief for unattended grades can be incredibly difficult. Dan sets up a virtual client grade and will give feedback on your grade in the comments


Grading Challenge – Follow My Brief

Client Briefing And Feedback Challenge

I have been doing so many unattended grades these days where I’ve been sent some stills and a few lines of text as a brief.

These jobs can be so difficult as if we misinterpret one small detail we go off on a tangent and end up running into trouble when the client first looks at it.

With that in mind, I’d like to set a grading challenge.

At the very bottom of this article, there is a link to some demo footage, my text brief and also some reference images.

I want you to grade the shot and post either a still or a link to a moving version.

I’ll then give you feedback as a virtual client. I’ll try and randomise my feedback so it’s not all essentially “good grading”.

I’ll make sure to reference my real world client feedback to make sure it’s as hilarious as the feedback I get.

Half the battle of being a professional colorist is knowing how to dynamically change your grades and manage the client’s feedback.

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