What's harder than faking a VHS-look from a high-end camera? Intercutting that look with actual crummy VHS. Learn one way to do it.
Getting paid quickly is a key part to running your own business. In this Mailbag we discuss strategies for getting paid on-time.
Every year Dan looks back at the previous year and shares his greatest successes. This year, he focuses on his most memorable jobs.
Do you perform repetitive tasks on a regular basis when color correcting or finishing? Then learn how to use DCTLs to automate those tasks!
Learn how to avoid two problems when color correcting using Premerie Pro's Lumetri workflow. It's all about recovering clipped detail.
Maybe you've heard of blockchain? Learn how this new technology is going to impact the post production industry (and what's holding it back).
Isolate an object in a black & white film, isolate its color, and use keys to shift hue, saturation, and gain. How hard can that be?
Dan wraps up his behind the curtain series with a watch through and matching pass on the whole video to make sure it flows as a whole film
Take an introductory look at the Color Decision List (CDL) and learn about the strengths and weaknesses of an ASC-CDL based workflow.
Team Mixing Light revisits the idea of using a single large format monitor in a color suite. Is it a viable solution?
In Part 1 you learned how to remove an object. Now, rotoscope the motion of foreground elements using Polyline masks and keying.
A successful commercials colorist color grades dailies. He shares his challenges, mistakes, and how it's different than commercials.
Dan shares the reasoning behind his new showreel and also gives some tips on when and where to share it for maximum views
Creativity makes us human. What is the place of AI in this area? If computers become too human, will we become just machines?
In Part 1 you learned how to build a Fixed Node Structure in Resolve's node tree when color grading. Now learn its huge time-saving benefits.
Create a clean plate to remove an item using Fusion's Clone Brush. Then mask an area, replace it, and track the replacement onto the shot.
Dan shares his story from a recent "not so near-set grade" for an upcoming collaboration with friends on a short film.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we take a look at trends and thoughts about 2018 and discuss what 2019 will hold for colorists.
My list of key software utilities for post production professionals may help you a solve annoying (or critical) problems. For Mac & Windows.
Lumetri color correction in Premiere Pro 2019 has changed dramatically: What is new? Is it improved? And how useful is it?
Learn how to deconstruct a pre-built Fusion animation that ships with DaVinci Resolve. After studying one, we revise our animation to match.