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Color Correcting Using New Software – Have Confidence In Yourself

November 1, 2017
Dan Moran C.S.I.

Most of us are more comfortable using the same software all the time but why limit your opportunities? Dan shares his tips on learning a new software.


Don’t limit yourself to one piece of software

I’ve recently had to re-learn Baselight for a potential upcoming project and at first I was a little terrified as learning a new software is such a creative block.

Sure I had dabbled in Baselight Editions before and it was fun… but this was a whole project, with clients and just me in the room.

This has also been a great reminder that sure you can learn a software for fun but the best way to focus the mind is by needing to do a real job.

My whole attitude was different this time. I wasn’t leisurely clicking through the menus for fun.

I was sitting with a real project and made myself do every step of the way.

Conform -> Balance -> Set The Look -> Windows -> Keying etc.. right up to rendering.

It’s amazing what you can do when you have the project open in DaVinci Resolve on a laptop and then emulate the same process in Baselight and don’t give up until you have the same result.

Remember we are the most important part of the grade not the software!

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