Nab 2016, Log Style Grading & sRGB/Web Deliverables

March 19, 2016

It's a busy day for Team Mixing Light as we discuss our NAB 2016 plans, log style color grading and handling sRGB deliverables.


Episode 30: From The Mailbag

Mixing Light At NAB 2016, ‘FilmStyle’ Grading & sRGB Web Deliverables

Holy smokes!  Episode 30?

Yep, it’s a milestone for Team MixingLight and we want to take a moment to thank you – our loyal members – for asking some amazing questions and quizing on us topics that interest you. While we can’t get to every single MailBag suggestion, please keep your questions coming chances are it’ll make an episode!

Remember, if you have questions that you’d like to get an opinion on please use the contact form.

Your questions can be aesthetic, technical or even client related. We’d love to hear from you, and your question might make future episodes of From The MailBag.

In this MailBag episode, we first discuss what Team MixingLight is doing at NAB 2016. Next, we explore our interpretations of ‘FilmStyle’ grading, and we wrap up by exploring the sometimes messy/confusing topic of sRGB web deliverables.

Team MixingLight At NAB 2016

NAB is the SuperBowl of production & postproduction and we all have the feeling that this year at NAB is going to be special – for lots of reasons!

Once again this year Patrick, Robbie & Dan will be leading a color grading workshop as part of the Post | Production World Conference.

Now in our 5th year, this workshop continues to be one of the best attended and well-reviewed workshops of the conference.

We’ve reimagined the workshop this year, and are extremely excited to have keynote presenter Juan Salvo who will join us to discuss his role grading the VR Sundance hit ‘Giant’.

The workshop is setup so that you can come for the entire day or attend just the individual sessions that interest you most – regardless, it’s going to be a fun day!

Patrick & Robbie are also teaching many additional sessions at the conference exploring many additional color and workflow related topics.

If you are in Last Vegas for NAB please be sure to check out The Colorist Mixer.

The Colorist Mixer is an NAB event like no other.

Produced in partnership with our pals at the ICA, Tao Of Color, and CML we’re once again taking over the RockHouse Bar for a night of fun.

As a or Tao Of Color member, you’ve already been notified of our pre-sale for the event, but Sunday, March 20th tickets go on sale for the general public.

Please note tickets are extremely limited.

No entry will be permitted to the event without a ticket – NO EXCEPTIONS.  If you’re going to be in Vegas and want to hang out with fellow colorists from around the world, order your ticket now!

What’s ‘FilmStyle’ Grading

Up next, we got a question from MixingLight member Pepo who asks:

I’ve been hearing a lot about so called LOG style or Filmstyle grading. Some colorists even prefer to work that way as they claim it produces cleaner images.  I’ve heard also it appeals to people that used to work with film. I’m kind of curious about this concept – what’s it all about?

Great question, Pepo!  This is a question we’ve got a couple times before but never tackled.

In Part 2 of this MailBag, we tackle this topic and how it sort of means different things to different people, and how ‘FilmStyle’ grading is just really a different approach (among many) for grading a shot.

How Do You Guys Handle sRGB Web Deliverables?

Finally, we combine two questions from members Jon & Earnest about sRGB web deliverables.

The gist of their questions is how do we handle sRGB web deliverables and how do LUTs, color management systems and monitors factor into this issue?

This is an interesting discussion and one to surely spark further discussion and debate.  We’d love to give a simple answer, but in reality, how you handle web deliverables is well…complicated depending on how much effort you want to put in and how much your client notices small differences.

As always, enjoy the MailBag and please use the comments below if you have more to add to the conversation or have other questions. 

-Team Mixing Light

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