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 how to set up and use an ATEM Streaming Bridge to create a high quality, color accurate and low latency video link over the internet
Learn how to use Resolve 17's new remote panel capabilities for remote color grading that is secure, interactive, and color accurate.
In Part 2 of his series, Joey shows you how to take remote color sessions to the next level by adding macros & remote control to your ATEM switcher setup
Learn how to add serious production value to live-streamed color sessions with Blackmagic ATEM Mini switchers.
In this installment of Good Grades we sit down with Sr. Managing Colorist at NFL Films, Chris Pepperman.
How much should a post production artist charge for their work? Learn an easy step-by-step process that gives you confidence in your rates.
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
SetStream.io is a powerful new remote streaming tool. In this Insight, we sit down to chat with Thatcher Kelley to learn more about SetStream.io
A member asked for some advice on matching two shots that had distinctly different looks. In this Mailbag, we discuss strategies for matching these shots.
Learn how to painlessly create end titles, how they can go wrong, and the new Endcrawl.com interface allowing for custom looks and layouts.
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!
Team Mixing Light announces an upcoming new website feature & the Team revisits the issue of exports looking 'wrong'.
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.
Attorney Seth Polansky, Esq, discusses the rights of creative pros if clients start pulling your jobs (and you've turned away other work).
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
Dan kicks off January 2020 by looking back on 2019 and speaks about his personal favourite grades & experiences of the past year.
In this Insight, Robbie reflects on 2019 and shares some of his goals for 2020 to help run a stronger color correction buisness
In Part 2 of this foundational series, learn about the physical considerations of a color grading suite that impact taking paying work.
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.
In this episode of From The Mailbag we discuss a member's email about how he feels he should be landing bigger projects but isn't.
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?
As media professionals we need to protect our digital identities from being used to spear-phish our clients. Learn how DMARC does this.
In this Insight learn several strategies for not resenting projects and clients & getting totally burned out.
The film and television production and distribution pipeline is quickly evolving to support wide color gamuts. What's pushing this change?
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?
Learn about Cinematiq's DCP Transfer application for streamlining EXT2 DCP driver deliveries - without having to jump in the Terminal!
Working as a freelance colorist seems like freedom and flexibility. But what do you do on vacation - and the client has urgent revisions?
The XDR looks like an impressive display from Apple but - is it a reference monitor? It sure is priced like one!
At WWDC 2019 Apple took the wraps off a brand new Mac Pro & a new HDR display. In this Mailbag, Team Mixing Light discusses the new Mac Pro.
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.
High Dynamic Range color grading is challenging. Listen as we discuss a question about HDR > SDR tone mapping and how to handle expectations?
At NAB 2019 with 5 hours of 'me time', in Part 1 learn what I though was significant in Resolve 16 and Mistika Boutique.
The Team discusses a new training title we produced for Dolby about creating Dolby Vision content. Plus, Our thoughts about NAB 2019.
In Part 3 of this series, you learn about the evolution of digital video from Standard- to High- Dynamic Range. Why is it here to stay?
Getting paid quickly is a key part to running your own business. In this Mailbag we discuss strategies for getting paid on-time.
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).
Team Mixing Light revisits the idea of using a single large format monitor in a color suite. Is it a viable solution?
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
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.
In this installment of Color Correction Gear Head we look at new GPUs, storage, GUI monitoring and HDMI routing and more!
These 'don't miss' color grading related articles and videos are culled from 2018's 4th quarter of the weekly curated Tao Colorist Newsletter.
Team Mixing Light discusses a member question about HDR: Is here to stay and should they be investing in HDR tech?
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.
We discuss if professional colorists should be standardizing every project around color management systems like RCM & ACES?
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.
We discuss the best advice we've received for our color grading careers. From attitude to technical to creative, we share what's worked.
Learn some of my best tips and tricks for self-promotion and building a strong personal brand online, without feeling weird or insincere - even if you're socially awkward and aren't good at 'networking'.
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.
We've got lots of questions from members asking how to get started as a professional colorist and how has grading changed over the years?
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.
Beauty work and re-touching can be a great additional source of income as a freelance colourist. Dan shares his thoughts and kicks off a new series on getting involved in retouching.
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!
In this special installment of the Colorist Podcast Josh sits down with Jason Myers and discusses NAB 2018. The duo shares their thoughts on Blackmagic, Autodesk, & Film Light announcements as well as new grading monitors.
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!
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?
One of our members asks about backing up Resolve databases and computers. This is an essential skill for colorists, listen to how we do it.
In this episode, Josh talks to Shane Mario Ruggieri, C.S.I. from Dolby. Learn about HDR from the colorists perspective, Dolby Vision, HDR 10, grading HDR and SDR and more! If you're interested in HDR this episode is a must listen!
A member asks a question about working in Full Range but delivering a video rendered to legal/broadcast levels. We work through the thinking.
Dan shares the tale of his attempt at grading long-form reality television after spending 10 years being a pampered commercial colorist.
Team Mixing Light answers a member question about using the Judd Modification for an OLED reference monitor. What is it? When to use it?
Do you want to cram a ton of productivity into your life? Get insight into how to do that from a highly productive post professional.Get tips and strategies to maximize your down time or add something to your life you never had time for.
QC and media inspection are an essential part of 'finishing' process. In this Insight, Robbie shares his experience with Telestream Switch which is a full featured media player, inspector and QC tool.
In the first installment of the Colorist Podcast for 2018, Josh sits down with well-known colorist Ian Vertovec from Light Iron. They discuss Ian's work, ACES, HDR, VFX workflow and much more!
Building on Robbie's recent articles, Pat and Dan ask questions about workflow and Robbie's recent trip to Dolby in Burbank, CA.
As post production becomes increasingly decentralized, there are growing opportunities for us to take our talents and work abroad. This Insight offers first-hand wisdom from editors and colorists all over the world, working internationally.
Film restoration and remastering is a specialty in the craft of color grading. Learn how a Hollywood colorist handles its unique challenges?
Team Mixing Light discusses the first ever Blackmagic Design Conference & Expo as well as our thoughts on Apple's latest - the iMac Pro.
We all fail. The trick is to learn how to learn from our failures; by setting up a system for honest evaluation that serves you, years into the future.
In the last installment for 2017, the Colorist Podcast looks back at some key moments from the series this year with a year in review highlights episode
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 a new series Dan shares a look behind the curtain at a real world grading project. From quoting to delivery he dives deep on his process.
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
In this episode, Josh continues his conversation with director, author and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman. they talk HDR, ACES and more!
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
The Team fields a member question about how we set up the sensitivity of our colorist control surfaces? How do we decide?
in this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh talk to colorist Juan Ignacio Cabrera about his work on cutting edge projects & many other subjects.
As creative professionals working in post production, you are tied to your chair and desk. This Insight shares the fundamentals of healthy workspace design.
Sending before & after stills is part of our life as a colourist. Dan shares his template and thoughts behind using a branded PDF to send to his clients
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.
In this installment of the Colorist Podcast, Josh is joined by colorist Vanessa Taylor. From balancing tech & art, grading HDR this is a great listen!
In this installment of The Colorist Podcast, Josh talks to colorist Adam Inglis about working on the BBC series Planet Earth II, & blockbuster features!
Pressure is an unavoidable part of being a professional colorist. In this Insight, learn strategies to alleviate pressure so you avoid a complete meltdown!
Like flying cars, the 'Studio' concept of post-production was promised for generations. At NAB 2017 we have the first actual implementation in Resolve 14.
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.
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.
Are you a Mac-based Post-Production professional moving to the PC platform? Eric Bowden, custom PC builder, talks about the differences.
In this episode of the colorist podcast, Josh talks to Technicolor senior colorist Peter Doyle about his amazing career & many other subjects
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.
Team Mixing Light discusses choosing colorist reference monitors. Plus, using LG's consumer OLED televisions in our color suites.
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 Team discusses GPUs for the colorist and how to select one. Plus, tech we've discovered we can live without, and tech we can't.
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 this episode of the colorist podcast Josh talks to colorist Ayumi Ashley from Mission Film & Design about her work & career
In part 1 of new series on switching from the Mac to Windows, we address some common complaints often cited about moving from a Mac to a PC
In Episode 6 of the Colorist Podcast, Josh Petok talks to commercial colorist Rob Bessette about his career, grading commercials & more!
Dan Moran shares his thoughts on the best commercial color grade nominations 2016. Top work from excellent colorists are great sources of ideas.
Apple provided a much needed glimpse into their thinking about the Mac Desktop. But does it bode well for video post-production professionals?
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
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
Dan shares his thoughts about the 2016 best color grading award nominations and asks you to predict the winner
In Episode 4 of the Colorist Podcast Josh talks to well-known freelance colorist Mark Todd Osborne about his work & many interesting subjects
The summer vacations are winding to a close, the kids are returning back to school and the post industry is winding up for that crazy blur that is the September…
Dan shares his story from the grading room on grading a short promo project for radiohead
In this Insight, discover 5 strategies for convincing clients to grade with you rather than color correct projects in-house.
In Episode 3 of the Colorist Podcast Josh talks to well-known finishing artist & colorist Gray Marshall from Technicolor L.A. about his work.
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!
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…
The Team answers a member's question about sharpening quick focus pulls. Plus they discuss using the HP Z27x DreamColor display.
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.
It's a busy day for Team Mixing Light as we discuss our NAB 2016 plans, log style color grading and handling sRGB deliverables.
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.
Building a one man workflow to get the maximum out of your time grading.
It's time to cut your reel and Dan shares his advice on his Showreel 2016
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.
In this episode, Team MixingLight discusses HDR and best practices for setting saturation levels for log encoded footage
2016 is almost here! Check out this Insight to discover some New Year's resolutions to strengthen your color grading business.
Day 16: 25 Insights in 25 Days Holiday Marathon Colorist Inspiration – Dan’s Best Of 2015 As the year comes to an end I thought it would be the perfect…
In this installment of From The Mailbag we discuss how to isolate and sharpen edge details, and discuss a proper video noise reduction workflow
In this Insight Dan explores some things to think about when it comes to doing a refresh of your system.
In this installment of From The Mail Bag, Team Mixing Light discusses what goes into the 'glossy' look of many commericals & how to edge sharpen shots.
In the latest installment of From The MailBag learn about our annual holiday marathon & our soon to be released Resolve 12 training
In the last installment of the 3 part series learn about computer setup, control surfaces, GPU expanders & other key accessories for a suite
Watch a professional colorist share his process for creating a 3-minute Color Correction Demo Reel - including missteps.
Its time for the big christmas ads to roll out and more colorist inspiration. Dan share's some of the top work and one of his own.
In any creative venture including color correction the feeling of failure is always lurking. Learn how to fight the feeling of failure.
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.
Have you ever wondered what it's like to speak to a DP before a job is shot? Dan shares a real world discussion on a tricky job.
The 2015 Best Color Grade nominations are out and Dan wants to know who you would vote for and award best music video grade of 2015!
In part 2 of the series, learn about monitor and bias light setup, viewing distance, industry monitoring recommendations, routing & more
Color grading is a balance between technical knowledge and creative vision. Dan explores the issue of tech versus art colorists face today.
Team ML gets a lot of questions on who to build a proper grading suite. In this Insight we tackle overall room design, furniture & lighting
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.
The question of how to commercials look so good crops up constantly. Dan shares the in and outs of a grading session to show you how
Frame.io provides a ton of tools for collaboration including some great ways for a colorist to interact with their client. Learn more...
No matter if you're currently slow or are looking for ways to stay busy, in this Insight learn 5 ways to get more color grading work
Having problems getting clients to pay you in 30 days? Maybe it's time to switch to Milestone payments. For ideas on this, keep reading...
Are you starting a company or are a freelancer and think Net 30 billing is what 'real' businesses do? It's not. Net 30 is a trap. Here's why.
A couple weeks after NAB 2015, Team Mixing Light breaks down NAB 2015 - the gear & other amazing stuff from the week.
In this Mailbag we discuss when do you call yourself a colorist & are colorists as a group under threat?
Learn how to track your time—and easily bill your clients, with automated integration in your Accounting package.
Do you want to color grade more shots in a single working day? Part 3 gives you solid tips for increasing your daily shot count.
Explore the 6 'slices' of a color correction session and how we manage our time across them. This lets us bid & quote more accurately.
How long will it take you color correct a 10 minute timeline? In Part 1 of this series, we discuss the anatomy of a color correction session.
In this installment of From The MailBag we take a look at file naming and project organization as well as tips for sharpening footage.
In this installment of From The Mailbag, we discuss using grain as an external matte on a still & broadcast safe workflow.
In this installment of From The Mailbag we explore the idea of a rolling conform in Davinci Resolve and using Dropbox to share databases
What's a quick and efficient color correction workflow when collaborating with a client? Part 1 shows you, using Resolve's Grouping feature.
You've landed the grade of your career, what happens next? Dan shares his preparation when a big job arrives for him to grade
Helicopters can hover, so can helicopter clients. Learn how to deal with micro managing clients in your next grading session.
Sometimes you just can't make a grade look good no matter what you do! The Colorist Block is real and dangerous but defeatable.
In this From The Mailbag, we cover two GPU questions. Should you upgrade your system or GPU & does GPU debayering for RED footage work?
In this episode of From The Mailbag, the team explores fixing blotchy skin and what goes into a film stock emulation.
Everyone wants to get better at their craft. In this Insight learn about how to overcome 5 common barriers to becoming a better colorist
In this installment of From The Mailbag, learn about our 25x25 Holiday Marathon & we each discuss our top 2 color related questions.
Managing other colorists creative work can be challenging. In this Insight, learn key ways to make that process efficient and stress free.
Assessing Your Progress can be hard has a colorist. How are my grades better today than a year ago or even 5 years ago? Dan shows you how.
Footage Quality Control in a modern file based world can be tricky. Dan shares his advice on how and when to reject source material.
Tired of manually backing up your Resolve? Using some handy scripts Dan shows you how to fully automate the process
It's easy to be stagnant always using the same tools. In this Insight learn how different tools can help you break a creative block
Do you need to color balance every shot in your video? What are the best strategies to color balance and enhance gray skies? Listen & learn.
In this episode of From The MailBag, learn about Resolve 11's new broadcast safe option & how to use LUTs while Grouping.
In this episode of From The MailBag learn about what to do when you have no client direction & how to achieve that national spot look
Essential Skills For Assistant Colorists to help you get the job in a big facility. Being an assistant is hard work but you'll learn so much
Evaluating a project so you know how much time it will take is an essential part of color grading. Check out this Insight for more key tips.
How to keep a client comfortable & productive as a key part of postproduction client services. A checklist for client happiness.
Attended Grading - Starting A Session is the hardest part of the grade. You need to understand what your new clients want from the grade
Part 2 in the series The Science Of Not Selling Yourself short explores sales for owner/operators and strategies to get more sales.
In this Insight learn how by combining traditional sales with talent know how a facility can build an efficient sales pipeline.
How do you build a colorist showreel / demo reel that condenses your whole career into 3mins? Dan shares with you his approach.
Grading a music video can be challenging from a time perspective. In this Insight learn about Managing A Grade for when time is tight.
In Part 3 of our series on the workflow for Commercial color correction projects, we discuss how we handle archiving and restoring jobs.
In this episode of From The Mail Bag we discuss getting out of creative funk & consolidating a multi-reel project in Resolve.
In this episode of From The Mail Bag we discuss what's in store for Mixing Light in 2014 & discuss how to grade a film shot in one take.
Feeling uncreative? We've all been there. Keeping your creativity at a high level is something you have to work at. Learn how in 5 steps.
Keeping Clients Is Hard! But essential. This Article explores techniques to keep your clients happy and coming back with 6 Key Strategies.
It's easy to get lost in the weeds when color correcting. Learn a Color Correction Time Management technique that keeps you from missing deadlines!
Is working for free a huge professional mistake? Not necessarily. Learn how to handle these requests like the video professional you are.
When is the right time for going freelance as a Colorist? Do scopes work with RAW? We answer Member questions in Episode 6 of our Podcast.
Three professional colorists discuss how to emulate LightRoom's Clarity Slider in DaVinci Resolve. Plus, where color correction fits in VFX workflows.
How should you quote your color correction jobs? Flat bid or bill by the hour? We map this crater-filled landscape with Do's and Do Not's.
There are common points that are useful for you to understand when trying to become a professional colorist. We share our top tips in this article.
We answer two questions: Solving a problem with keying and windowing the moon on a black background + explaining technical terms to co-workers.
Learn how to prepare you timeline for color correction with these useful tips and techniques from an experience editor.
Podcast: Learn about a new training title for SpeedGrade CC + How to work with a DP in a color correction session + Choosing video displays for grading.
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.
After color correcting the music video 'Birthmark' by Cass Lowe, here's your chance to 'ask us anything' of the Colorist and Cinematographer.
In this podcast, Team Mixing Light answers two member questions: How do we set up our color correction suites? How do you set up monitoring in 4:4:4?
Do you have burning questions about color correcting music videos? Professional colorist Dan Moran, CSI is here to give you his answers.
Learn why you need to save your color corrections to build your personal 'Look Library' of skin tones, skies/grass/water and for general looks and feelings.
In this Podcast we're answering two questions: Managing unhappy clients + helping clients understand why their color decisions look different at home.
This workflow is an ultimate timesaver and involves getting a single flattened video clip of the project you're grading and using Resolve to slice it up.
When preparing to color correct a job in DaVinci Resolve, to Preconform or Conform is a question you need to ask yourself (and know their differences).
Learn a simple system you can use to protect yourself from cancelled clients. As an added bonus you can (sometimes) make money from those cancellations.
Do you find yourself getting distracted as you work? Here are four simple tools you can use to keep you on-task and get you home on-time.