The team is joined by our newest Contributor, Zeb Chadfield, answering business-related questions on being a colorist and getting paid.
1,000 Insights are now in our Insights Library! In this article Team Mixing Light has new announcements and a look back at our favorites.
It's been a challening past year and half. In this episode we discuss getting back to the studio/office/facility and what that means these days.
Learn the basics of 3D printing, and how you can use it to improve your post production environment with custom upgrades.
In this installment of Good Grades we sit down with renowned documentary colorist Evan Anthony and talk about his start, work and more!
In this episode, we discuss if project-wide or more custom approaches to color management are the 'right' way to do things.
Dan looks back at a rollercoaster 2020 and his most memorable moments. Then he looks forward to a new color grading suite he's building.
We welcome new contributor Jason Druss to Team Mixing Light as he kicks off his new 'Good Grades' series talking to top colorists. First up Shawn King
With the holidays nearly upon us, in this installment of Color Correction Gear head discover several 'stocking stuffer' pieces of gear to add to your list!
Blackmagic Design just announced Resolve 17. We jump on a call to discuss the release, its timing, new features, and our initial thoughts.
Team Mixing Light announces an upcoming new website feature & the Team revisits the issue of exports looking 'wrong'.
Learn to use VLANs, link aggregation and more to manage high performance networks for post production, using Ubiquiti products.
In this installment of From The Mailbag we sit down to talk about tone mapping and how's used in software and on consumer displays.
In this From The Mailbag, we discuss the current and the possible future of work from home & remote workflows + concerns that we might not be consindering.
In this From The Mailbag we revisit some key aspects of a Resolve remote workflow as we try to answer questions from a member on the same subject.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, a member's question about using the CST OFX within a color-managed project got us into revisiting these workflows
In this Insight, Robbie reflects on 2019 and shares some of his goals for 2020 to help run a stronger color correction buisness
Are you wondering how much colorists, DITs, or one of their assistants charge per-hour in your city? Katie shares the findings from a survey.
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head, Robbie shares some essential items that went into the building of his new facility.
In this episode, we discuss the past decade and speculate on the next 10 years in the world of color grading.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we tackle a hot topic from the world of color grading this past week - is there such as thing as FAKE HDR?
In this installment of From the MailBag, we're once again joined by Mixing Light contributor Joey D'Anna who gives us the skinny on supplemental IMF packages for delivery to broadcasters and OTT providers.
A Mixing Light member has color graded for an internal team for years. But how does he know if he's ready for outside client color sessions?
In this Insight learn several strategies for not resenting projects and clients & getting totally burned out.
Team Mixing Light tackles two problems creating a DCP. We also discuss proper troubleshooting techniques for any post production problem.
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, and 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?
Team Mixing Light tackles 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!
Color grading 1,500 shots in a single timeline is daunting. We discuss a question about how to gain efficiency grading really long timelines.
Robbie, Joey, and Pat answer a member's question about how to handle periods of feeling creatively empty in the color grading suite?
Multiple members have recently written asking the same question: Is it 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.
Team Mixing Light is once again joined by Joey D'Anna to discuss integrating graphics and text into 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.
Pat, Robbie and Mixing Light Contributor Joey D'Anna discuss what can DPs and onset staff do to make the final color grade easier?
In this podcast, Team Mixing Light tackles a member question about how to find a mentor for color grading - in a small city.
The Team discusses a question we've been getting a lot: Is it worth getting the FSI XM650U over a 65" 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. We discuss what we saw including 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, Technical Evangelist Tyler Pruitt joins Robbie to discuss LG's 2018 OLED monitors and various calibration issues like metamerism, colorimeter matrices and more!
We discuss our 2018 NAB teaching plans and where to find Patrick on the show floor? We answer a member's question about the Harris DL860.
A member asks about grading on a direct view monitor vs. the cinema. We discuss the differences and why overcomplicating it 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!
Team Mixing Light discusses strategies for moving Resolve PowerGrades, PowerBins & project configurations between databases.
Dan Moran recently joined the freelance world. He's curious how Pat and Robbie handle a client who rejects a grade - fix it or charge more?
Building on Robbie's recent articles, Pat and Dan ask questions about workflow and Robbie's 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.
The Team discusses our new Resolve 14 New Features title as well as DaVinci 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
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
Robbie, Pat, and Dan discusses the look of the series 'Westworld' and our look creation philosophies when color grading.
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.
We discuss our Insights Marathon moving to January and what to expect. Plus, we 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!
A member asks how they can easily sync Resolve's LUT folder between suites. Plus, 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 his approach.
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.