The Inside Where? Edition – The Color Grading Sunday Newsletter

June 16, 2024

News, reviews, thoughts, career advice, and humor for professional Video / Film Colorists & Finishers. Delivered Sunday, 16 June 2024.

Issue DLXXXVII: The Inside Where? Edition

The Color Grading Newsletter

News, reviews, thoughts, career advice, and humor for professional Video / Film Colorists & Finishers. Delivered Sundays. Curated by a professional color grader and the CEO of
Sunday, 16 June 2024
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Patrick Inhofer
From The Publisher
This edition of the Newsletter represents an internal milestone for your faithful Publisher. It’s the start of a new schedule, with these being written on Wednesdays.

Long-time readers know that for 13 years, I’ve been writing and scheduling these emails on Saturdays. Aside from the 10 times a year I take off, two-day weekends have been a rarity for me and my lovely Treasurer.

But when the Mixing Light software developers recently offered to upgrade my newsletter workflow as long as the content was finished by EOD Wednesday… it was an offer I couldn’t refuse.

So there it is! After 13 years, I’m getting my weekends back! And I’ll shave about 90 minutes off the schedule as I hand part of this workflow to other members of the Mixing Light team.

Change of subject:

Pixar’s Inside Out 2 on Samsung Onyx Premium Screens

Inside Out 2 premieres this weekend. According to Variety, the primary reference grade was on a 300nit Samsung Onyx direct-view theatrical LED screen.

I have comments on that down below.

But my request is: If you live near one of these screens, I’d love it if you checked out this premium format, with a movie graded to it, and emailed back your thoughts and commentary. Was it comfortable? More immersive? Too much? Did it feel different from Dolby Vision? What did your non-industry friends who joined you think?

I’ll also open up a thread in the Mixing Light forums if you’re a Premium member and want to chat about it.

Where can you see one of these screens?

Good question. Unlike Dolby Vision or Imax, Samsung doesn’t make it easy to find.

It took some prodding with Chat GPT-4o to get a semi-comprehensive list. You can find a screen in the US in LA, Richmond, Texas, and Frederick, Maryland. In Europe, you need to be in Vienna, Zurich, the UK, Spain, France, Germany or Romania.

For more details on this format, I asked GPT to summarize, which you’ll find at the end of the conversation, which I just linked above.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend. I know I will!

Happy Grading!

I’ll see you next week!


Pat Inhofer
Chief Photon Wrangler, Publisher
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(podcast) It’s always fun listening to how MTO got started in this business and how he learned to succeed, “Ever wonder what it takes to color a film or how to get paid for it? Host Jonny Diaz sits down with veteran Film Colorist, Mark Todd Osborne as he shares his years of experience coloring such films as, It Follows, CAPOTE, Need for Speed, Scrambled, Mountain Queen and more.”
(video) From the NAB show floor, on the postPerspective channel, “Colorist Kevin Shaw, founder of the Colorist Society, explores the evolving role of colorists, emphasizes the society’s mission to boost awareness and streamline workflows, and discusses collaboration with other on-set collaborators like DPs and directors.”

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