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On this episode of the colorist podcast, I talk with Adam Inglis, colorist for feature films Sherlock Holmes, Alien Vs Predator, and Mr. Turner.
Adam was one of the first users of Baselight when it was previously known as “Film Grader.” It was used internally at CFC in London when finishing the claymation feature Chicken Run.
Currently, his work can be seen on the BBC Documentary series Planet Earth II. Shot with several different cameras in only natural light, the show puts the viewer in amazing landscapes with vibrant colored animals.
On this episode, we talk about:
- His editorial background and getting his start at the Computer Film Company (CFC)
- Comparing working at a facility, starting your own shop, and working freelance
- The challenges of working on nature documentaries
- The advantages of ACES and color managed workflows
- Comparing grading systems strengths and weaknesses
- Getting booked as a freelance colorist
- Grading television versus grading films
- Avoiding over grading shots
- Grading without a panel and when it’s best to use one
- The lowered price of grading systems and its impact on the industry
- The role of Directors and DP in the grading process