Tips on How Directors Should Work with a Colorist
Working with a professional colorist can be intimating if you haven’t done it before. I’ve been a colorist for over 12 years and have spent my fair share of time in a color grading suite.
I decided to put together a few tips on how filmmakers and directors should work with a colorist. I also included a few videos to help you along on your post adventures.
Below you’ll find the color grading demo reels for my post company Numb Robot. It’ll give you an idea of what a colorist can do.
“What is a Colorist?”
This movie is trying to explain what a Colorist does and how he or she can add value to a film project.
No matter what type of production you’re working on, workflow is critical. Base light helps broadcasters, movie producers and creative studios shorten timescales without compromising creativity and quality.
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LINKS AND RESOURCES MENTIONED IN THIS EPISODE
- Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Studio for Mac/Win/Linux
- Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema
- Baselight Color
- Filmmaking Hacks: How to Shoot & Market Your Indie Film
- Film Festival Hacks: How to Submit Your Indie Film Like a Pro
- USC Film School’s ONLY On-line Course: Directing the Actor
- FreeFilmBook.com (Your FREE Filmmaking Audio Book)
- Six Secrets to get into Film Festivals for FREE!
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