IFH 058: Tips on How Directors Should Work with a Colorist

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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.

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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.


Baselight Color

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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If you are looking for a quality DCP my suggestion would be to try the indie film friendly post production company Numb Robot. Creation of a 90-min feature length DCP starts at $720 with a 5-day turnaround but if you wait a few more days it’s $540 with a 10-day turnaround. CRU hard drives for, the industry standard for distributing feature DCPs, are just $200 each. They also do short films. They have delivered masters to the Sundance, SXSW and the Toronto Film Festivals, just to name a few. Click here for more info. 

If you need help with understanding post production workflow or need to consult a professional post supervisor click here.


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