Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Mouth Quest

Color correction is typically limited to the world of live action. Animation has the luxury of ensuring their colors are right and match scene to scene and shot to shot through the animation process. In the word live action, we rarely have that luxury between passing clouds, small lighting adjustmen...

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BlackMagic Rec709 to Arri Log-C LUT

I was working on a project that was shot primarily with Alexa in Log-C, but 2nd unit had used some BlackMagic cameras for some additional shots and timelapses. These additional shots were filmed with the BlackMagic Rec709 LUT straight to ProRes meaning there wasn't any raw or flat footage availabl...

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Beyond Desaturation: Converting Color to Black and White

Color grading is very rarely solely about color. Recently, this was especially apparent. Jon Waltz's Bang directed by John Merizalde (produced by Chris Black) weaves a tale in black and white, but the footage was not always monochrome.

The video was always designed to be shown in black and...

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Lets Talk Monitors: What You Should Be Saving For

This is the second part of the series Let's Talk Monitors. Part one, an introduction on what makes a good display, can be found here.

First the unfortunate truth: there is no way to get around eventually buying a true grading monitor. There are plenty of "this works in a pinch" or "good enough...

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Let's Talk Monitors: What Makes a Good Display

Monitors are a hugely important part of color correction. While we do have scopes (essential in balancing scenes and maintaining legal levels), we need to be able to trust what our eyes see when building looks and making creative decisions. Unfortunately, there is a lot of bad information out there...

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