We get a lot of questions about picking a color-accurate monitor for grading. In this episode listen to our thoughts on things to consider.
Team Mixing Light discusses the Resolve Advanced Panel, compares it to the less costly Mini, & asks if the larger panel is worth keeping?
We take a look at Game Of Thrones Season 8, Episode 3 and ask, as creative professionals, was it too dark and where did it go wrong?
In this installment of From The Mailbag we discuss a member's question on how to handle a DP who doesn't trust any monitor in a facility.
Failure is a part of any business, but how you process and recover from failure can make a big difference on how you succeed next time.
The Team discusses a new training title we produced for Dolby about creating Dolby Vision content. Plus, Our thoughts about NAB 2019.
Dan shares the reasoning behind his new showreel and also gives some tips on when and where to share it for maximum views
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.
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head we look at new GPUs, storage, GUI monitoring and HDMI routing and more!
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we discuss a member question about how to gain efficiency grading 1500+ shot timelines.
In this From The Mailbag, our team answers a member question about how to handle periods of not feeling creative in the color suite.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, Team Mixing Light discusses if it's a colorists' responsibility to archive media and project files.
Team Mixing Light discusses color correction business issues. Mixing Light's Dan Moran (who recently went independent) is our subject.
The 5 'pillars' of the digital video revolution evolve at a different paces - but are driven by the same force. We covers two more pillars.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we're once again joined by Joey D'Anna to discuss graphics and text in Dobly Vision HDR projects.
In this Insight, Robbie looks at 5 pre-grade tips that can help you increase your overall session speed when it comes time to grade a project.
Digital video post production and color grading is rapidly advancing. Which technologies do you need to prepare for? And why?
Dan & Robbie describe watching colorists grade HDR for the first time, while competing! Plus, Mixing Light's partnership in China.
In this installment of From The Mailbag we're joined by Joey D'Anna and discuss what can DPs and onset staff do to make final color easier?
In this podcast, Team Mixing Light tackles a member question about how to find a mentor for color grading - in a small city.
In this installment of From The MailBag, we discuss a question we've been getting a lot - is it worth getting the FSI XM650U over an LG OLED?
Flanders Scientific is shipping it's highly anticipated XM310K - a 31 inch DCI 4k 3000 NIT HDR mastering monitor with 12G connectivity. I talk to FSI CEO Bram Desmet about HDR & the XM310K.
In this 'Resolve Mini' control surface Video Review, see several exciting features in action - plus a bug that confuses things.
It's been a little over a month since NAB 2018. In this From The Mailbag, we sit down to discuss all the things we saw including our thoughts on Resolve 15, new HDR monitoring, control surfaces and more.
In this installment of the Color Correction Gear Head series, Robbie takes a look at the 2018 LG OLEDs (C8), the HD Fury Integral 4k, Aja 1616 12G Router, OWC Mercury HeliosFX and remote control application Splashtop.
In this special edition Mixing Light Podcast, Spectracal Technical Evangelist Tyler Pruitt joins Robbie to discuss LG's 2018 OLED monitors and various calibration issues like metamerism, colorimeter matrices and more!
In this installment of From The MailBag, the team discusses their 2018 NAB teaching plans and where to find Patrick on the show floor, and then we answer a members question about using a Harris DL860.
In this installment of From The MailBag, Team Mixing Light discusses a member question about moving a grade from their direct view monitor to the cinema - we discuss many aspects of this workflow and why overcomplicating things is a bad idea!
In this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh sits down with colorist, trainer and industry visionary Dado Valentic to discuss his much talked about presentation on color grading and AI, HDR workflow, on tools for colorists and more!
In this installment of From The Mailbag, Team Mixing Light discusses strategies for moving PowerGrades, PowerBins & project configurations between databases. Resolve makes this harder than you'd think!
Team Mixing Light's Dan Moran recently left his job at a large post facility to join the freelance world. Dan is curious how Patrick and Robbie would handle, as a freelancer, a client who rejects a grade - fix it or charge more?
In this installment of From The MailBag, Team Mixing Light discusses Dolby Vision. Building on Robbie's recent articles, Patrick & Dan ask Robbie some questions about workflow and his recent trip to Dolby in Burbank, CA.
Getting into the holiday spirit, in this Insight Robbie shares 12 strategies to improving your color correction business in 2018
In this installment, Josh talks to Digital Film Tree lead colorist Patrick Woodard about color correcting high-end TV, remote sessions, ACES and more!
In this installment of Color Correction Gear we take a look at Intel NUC mini computers, Procool Rackmount fans, & Cinemaquest LED Bias Lighting
In this episode, Josh talks to legendary colorist Bob Festa about his gigantic body of work, grading techniques and much more!
Coloring long form projects with very quick turn arounds can be very challenging. In this article, learn techniques for surviving & finishing big projects
When is it ok to "sell myself short"? Katie Hinsen suggests taking a more holistic approach to value when considering an opportunity, job or client.
In this installment of the Colorist Podcast Josh talks to well known author, director, and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman about a wide variety of color topics
In this Insight, ML contributor Katie Hinsen shares her thoughts about cold calling as well as several practical tips on making contact more effective.
Dan is turning 30 and shares his work from across the years to show how his grading has evolved and improved year after year
Once you've properly designed an ergonomic desk for editing or color correction, you need to make it look professional - and mount your computer displays.
in this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talk to colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera about his work on cutting edge projects & many other subjects.
The hardest part about color correction is not learning new software or pushing buttons but communication with clients. Learn more in this Insight.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we discuss our new R14 New Features title as well as discussing Resolve Remote Rendering with guest Joey D'Anna.
Are you wondering about buying a Color Correction Control Surface? This article explains the benefits - following one colorist making the transition.
If you need to buy a high-performance video post production computer today, then you're looking at a PC. Here are more answers to questions of Mac users.
Pressure is an unavoidable part of being a professional colorist. In this Insight, learn strategies to alleviate pressure so you avoid a complete meltdown!
On this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talks to famed calibrator Dave Abrams of Avical about display technology, HDR & getting great calibrations
In this From The Mailbag, learn about changes and new features for Mixing Light members with the newest version of our Website -Mixing Light 2.0
Dan shares his inspiration for this month including BTS on Moonlight, Peter Doyle, A$AP Rocky and a Lorde video shot on 16mm
Professional DIT Rich Roddman shares his heavy duty digital download kit for on-set data wrangling,helping his buisness grow.
In this edition of the Colorist podcast Josh talk to the famed Warren Eagles from the International Colorist Academy.
In part 2 of this ongoing series, Robbie explores using Streambox's Hybrid Encoder for remote sessions plus some additional gear.
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head Robbie talks about some recent gear & software finds to make life in the color suite easier
Client perception about you & your business plays a large role in winning work.In this Insight learn how to shape client perception
In part 1 of a 3 part series, we explore the different methods of remote grading and how remote work can help your bottom line.
In this Insight, Robbie shares some hard-won tips on what to do when you screw up the pricing on a flat bid & how to prevent these mistakes.
In this episode of the colorist podcast, Josh talks to industry veteran/legend Dale Grahn about his storied career & many other subjects
In this installment of 'From The Mailbag', Team Mixing Light discusses the look of the series 'Westworld' and our look creation philosophies.
The Color Correction Gear Head Series is back! This time around we cover a video router, a couple sets of adapters, and a streaming solution.
In part 2 of this ongoing series we take a look at popular Windows PC turn-key solutions & the essentials of PC hardware components.
In this installment of From The Mailbag we discuss our New Year Insights Marathon & reveal plans for the next iteration of our website!
In this Insight, Robbie shares a number of new year resolutions for potentially improving your business & color grading.
In Episode 6 of the Colorist Podcast, Josh Petok talks to commercial colorist Rob Bessette about his career, grading commercials & more!
In this MailBag episode, we discuss how to easily sync Resolve's LUT folder & the pros/cons of viewing HDR & SDR simultaneously
In Episode 5 of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talks to well-known online editor & colorist Terence Curren about his work & other sujbects
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head, learn about essential gear & items you'll need to rewire & install gear in your room.
Are you showcasing your range of looks and grades with your showreel? Dan breaks down his latest reel and explains why
Have you ever had a client say that won't pay you until they're paid by their client? Learn 5 techniques for avoiding this issue
In Episode 4 of the Colorist Podcast Josh talks to well-known freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne about his work & many interesting subjects
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head we take a look at the Pascal Titan X GPU, LG B6 OLED, & some fantastic Focal Speakers
In this Insight, discover 5 strategies for convincing clients to grade with you rather than color correct projects in-house.
Sometimes going for the film look is not the right decision. Dan shares his tips on going digital to give us great punchy sharp images.
With constrained budgets, clients can't always afford your services. But maybe you can modulate your time and effort to meet their needs?
You always deliver final video files but should you deliver project files to your clients too? Learn more in this Insight.
Supervised color grading is hard! In this Insight, Robbie shares 5 strategies for managing a supervised session.
Running a creative business is fun until someone is long overdue paying you! Learn 6 Strategies for chasing down overdue money
In this Insight, Robbie explores how through VPN & BitTorrent sync he was able to leave the office earlier & still work!
If you do video color correction, do you know if your reference display is accurate? Learn how to find out. The first video in a series.
A topic that came up time and time again while meeting lots of awesome colorists at NAB this year was : How did you come up with the look for…
not every session can be amazing and Dan shares his tips on turning a session around and winning over a client when things don't go your way.
Being a busy colorist is a good thing! But when you get too busy, you have to think about how to handle overflow work or when to just say no.
In this Insight, learn ways that you get more benefits for your buisiness out of a project even when a client isn't paying you all that much.
2016 is almost here! Check out this Insight to discover some New Year's resolutions to strengthen your color grading business.
Watch a professional colorist share his process for creating a 3-minute Color Correction Demo Reel - including missteps.
A Demo Reel attracts clients—but is it the 'right' kind of client? Learn to build a color correction demo reel that builds your career.
When jobs look good you wonder why your own work might not look as good. In this insight Dan shares his thoughts on Lighting The Looks.
Color grading is a balance between technical knowledge and creative vision. Dan explores the issue of tech versus art colorists face today.
Forming a business partnership with someone else can be exciting, but not done right can cause a lot of trouble. Learn more in this Insight.
If you're a freelancer or solo-preneur then setting your base rate of pay can be challenging. Learn how to set your rates with confidence.
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