Color Grading

07 Aug 2012

DaVinci Resolve 9 DEMO

Blackmagic Design has recently released the brand new DaVinci Resolve 9 in public Beta. So what does this mean? Well by going to their website you can download the new update. If you currently have the full license it will ask you for your serial number. If you just have the Lite version then you can download it for free! If your interested in watching more great DaVinci Resolve tutorials then visit Color Grading Central on their DaVinci Resolve page. Enjoy the Demo!

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18 Jul 2012

Power Grades you can buy for DaVinci Resolve

When I first saw this demo video on YouTube I thought well how cool is this. If you’re stuck in a rut creatively you can purchase Power Grades from Denver Riddle and use them in DaVinci Resolve! The demo video is pretty cool and show a variety of different power grades being used. It’s worth checking out and visiting Color Grading Central’s website.

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10 Jul 2012

Getting a project into DaVinci Resolve

The first thing that you might ask yourself after downloading and installing the free Lite version of DaVinci Resolve, is how and the heck to a get a project into Resolve for color grading? Well here’s a tutorial that I believe that you’ll find beneficial and was taken from the incredible DaVinci Resolve resource. Just follow this tutorial and you’ll be grading before too long. Hope that you enjoy this “how to” video for Resolve :)

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02 Jul 2012

Using the amazing DaVinci Resolve scene detect

In this post I’m featuring a tutorial on how to use the amazing DaVinci Resolve scene detect feature to add splits to a project that you don’t have the edit files to. Just simply drop the project in and enable the scene detect feature and presto! I suggest visiting Color Grading Central if you want to learn more about DaVinci Resolve. Otherwise you can view some their tutorials here. Hope that you enjoy learning about color and it’s ability to help the audience engage with the story and improve the production value of a video.

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27 Jun 2012

Another grading Tutorial for DaVinci Resolve (Setting Exposure)

Sometimes you may wonder what is the ideal exposure for skin tones. Well here is a color grading tutorial that explains how to set the proper exposure borrowing from the Ansel Adams Zone System. If you are currently running DaVinci Resolve then this will be great exercise on color correction. More DaVinci Resolve tutorials can be found at: Color Grading Central.

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06 Jun 2012

DaVinci tutorial that explains how to roundtrip pt 2

This is part 2 on how to round trip a project from DaVinci Resolve after you’re finished color grading back to the client for final delivery. I hope that you’ve enjoyed this learning series and you can even find training at Color Grading Central on their dedicated DaVinci Resolve page! Let me know if you’d be interested in getting more tutorials featured on Digital Cinema Foundry.

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05 Jun 2012

DaVinci Tutorial the explains roundtripping pt 1

Here’s a cool grading tutorial that you might be interested in. By the way you can see more of these DaVinci Resolve tutorials by visiting Color Grading Central. Anyways if you’ve wondered what the best approach was to get a project from the client so you could color grade it for them and then to send it back to them well appreciate this “how to” video. This tutorial will explain how to you use XML’s to roundtrip a project from the editor to DaVinci Resolve. Enjoy!

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28 May 2012

A DaVinci Resolve tutorial on creating a Cross Processing Look

Here’s a cool how to tutorial on how to create the ever popular cross process look made popular in photography. It is achieved by crossing the chemicals used in film processing. This color grading tutorial shows how to artificially imitate this look. Find out more by visiting Color Grading Central.

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08 May 2012

Here’s a DaVinci Resolve tutorial on dialing looks to taste

Here’s a tutorial where dialing looks to taste is explained. It is better to go extreme with a look and then to dial back the opacity until it suits your taste. If you’re looking to learn DaVinci Resolve this is a powerful technique and you can learn more about color grading with DaVinci Resolve at Color Grading Central

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31 Aug 2011

Pretty Little World – Color Graded in Final Cut Pro X

Music video shot and produced as a collaborative effort amongst friends featuring Jeremiah Dunlap of Northern Colors. Credits to follow. I was tasked with color correcting or color grading Pretty Little World and wanted to try out the new color tools in Final Cut Pro X. Read more about the tools I used…

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20 Jul 2011

Color Grading Resource at Color Grading Central

I have launched my new website dedicated to color grading. You’ll find color grading tutorials and grade presets. Check it out after the break.

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25 Feb 2011

Patrick Lawler Demo Reel 2011

Friend to digital cinema foundry Patrick Lawler and often featured on dcf has just completed his 2011 demo reel. There is a lot of power in a demo reel. Read on…

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23 Jul 2010

Red Giant Software Releases Colorista II

Colorista II is Red Giant Software’s newest release of their wildly popular color grading software. Colorista II is an affordable option to expensive color grading software suites and allow users a host of comparable professional-level controls such as keying, power masks and multiple stages of color correction (primary, secondary and master stages). Read on…

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30 Jun 2010

“Souvenir” Commercial

Julien Taillez frequent contributor to digital cinema foundry and talented frenchman in cinematography and color grading in After Effects has shared this great commercial piece. It’s amazing to see what can be accomplished with the right talent, a good plan and multiple HDSLR cameras. Read on…

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16 Jun 2010

“Save the Lost” campaign ad / free MBL presets

Solomon Ligthelm of Dubai (filmmaker, musician, motion graphics artist) has created this cool concept ad as part of a campaign for his church. He’s shared with us his production write-up, some screenshots and best of all his custom Magic Bullet Looks presets (that are available for download). Read on…

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