Look Theory: How I Grade Part Two

Day 19: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon   Never Stop Exploring Ideas Welcome back to How I Grade Part Two. This is a continuation of my effort…

Look Theory: How I Grade Part One

Day 16: 25 Insights in 25 Days New Year Marathon Look Theory: How I Grade Part One From My Brain To Your Screen A great comment came up on one…

Warm Looks: Yellow Warmth Vs Red Warmth (which are you?)

Which Are You? Looks can sometimes be very simply broken down into large categories and one of the most basic is warm looks vs cool looks? Of course we ask…

How To Create a Dream Sequence Look: ‘Heavenly Whites’

Day 7: 20 Insights in 20 Days Holiday Marathon Breaking Down a Dream Sequence Look: ‘Heavenly Whites’ Not a month goes by that a client doesn’t request I create a…

Color Correction Looks: Creating Black and White Looks

Creating a Black and White Look seems like an easy prospect, initially. But I find they can be some of the most difficult jobs. Sure they don’t require color matching but when…

Creating Color Correction Looks: The Low Contrast Look

Creating the Low Contrast Look Its something that we all dread to hear: Can you give me that washed out low-contrast Look? But if that’s what the client wants, I can’t…

Creating Color Correction Looks: Emulating the Film Look (in DaVinci Resolve)

Emulating the Film Look A common request from clients is to give their images the ‘Film Look’. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a way of doing this in…

Building Color Correction Looks: Tinting Your Shadows

Sometimes when you’re grading a video you just need to pull out something special to give the job an extra wow factor. My favorite route to go down at the…

Color Correction Looks – Creating The 7D Korean Horror Look

Creating the Korean Horror Look I thought it would be great fun to take a grade from a real session I did with a DOP and Director and share it…

How To Blend Between Color Corrections Into The ‘Day For Night’ Look

This is the second part in my Day for Night series. And this one deals with a thorny problem in DaVinci Resolve’s Node Tree. Day for Night looks can get…

How to Build A ‘Day For Night’ Look – Color Correction Technique

Color Correction Technique: Day for Night ‘Day for night’ is a grade that every colorist needs to have in his or her tool box It’s a common request from clients…

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