How To Color Grade Like A Professional Colorist – Part 1

November 13, 2019

Do you doubt your ability to color correct moving images? Are you constantly re-doing your work? Learn what's going wrong and how to fix it.


Welcome to an evolution in Mixing Light’s training titles

After 6 years of producing stand-alone training titles that require separate purchases from the Insights Color Grading Library and membership, Mixing Light is changing things up. Almost all of our new training titles will be integrated, here, into the Insights Library. This Insight Series is the first of those titles.

You can think of this particular series as a mini-series. It’s really several 30-minute to 1-hour presentations that I’ve been leading for over 10 years. It brings together content that we’ve dealt with on Mixing Light over the years. But it ties them together narratively for a single holistic approach to the human side of being a professional digital video colorist. It’s perfect for someone just transitioning into color correction, a professional colorist trying to understand why we do the things we do, or a senior colorist who is on-boarding younger talent and wants to make sure their team understands the different aspects of the career colorist.

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  • karl

    Hi. Will there be an ability to download the video to my desktop as per usual? Or have you withdrawn that facility. It’s not always possible for me to be online when i view these videos so i sincerely hope this isn’t so.

  • Marc Wielage

    It’s not that hard. After the first 15,000-20,000 hours, it gets easier — I promise. It’s the clients that get harder.

  • Brian S

    This sounds like a great new approach. Do you have a timeline for release dates for each of the different segments?

  • R Neil Haugen

    Voice of Experience, that …

  • Matthew T

    Hi Pat, I have a question. The other day I saw you change a setting that stops the reference wipe from cycling back to the other side of frame but for the life of me, can’t find it in DaVinci. Please can you refresh my memory. It’s driving me crazy that I can’t find it…

  • Lucas W

    Patrick, you are amazing! Been grading a little over a year and this was mostly recap, I studied Hurkman’s book like a madman. Yet I still find this refresher invaluable, especially how you touch on situations that make you feel like a failure. I’m excited for part two! I just finished a grade for a friend and haha that is exactly what I need to see covered!

    So thankful for the Mixinglight team you guys are such a help.

  • Matthew T

    Finally found it – User settings – Color – Wipe wraps. Thanks for bringing it up.

  • Ross M

    Hi Patrick, thanks for the video. I did notice when you were demonstrating the effect the 3200′ vs the 6500′ ambient room lighting has on the image being displayed that the grade was also changing (scopes and nodes). Was this to try to compensate for the difference? Would the difference be even more noticeable without this compensation?

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