Good taste by committee equals bland taste by committee

Published in Production

Often, creative decisions made by groups tend to be conservative, limiting the opportunity for brave choices. The result, whether you're a DoP or a screenwriter, tends towards the bland.

Here are five useful tools that should enhance the workflow of video and film professionals.

Color grading in black and white

Published in Post & VFX

Tim Burton’s stop-motion Frankenweenie calls for black and white grading

The role of the colourist

Published in Post & VFX

RedShark Replay: A breakdown of a Mitsubishi commercial from early 2016 highlights the importance of a good colourist.

At the FCP Exchange workshops held in Las Vegas during NAB 2016, Denver Riddle of Color Grading Central previewed some upcoming updates to Color Finale for FCP X.

Movies in colour

Published in Technology & Computing


This is something the world doesn't really "need" but is a little bit nicer because it's there

The modern version of offline and online

Published in Post & VFX

Remember tape-based workflows and how you would first take a project into offline first before hitting the uber-expensive online suite? Craig Marshall does and that process is still reflected in the way he works today.

After close to three months developing and testing, Blackmagic has brought the latest version of its popular editing and colour grading suite, DaVinci Resolve 12.5, out of beta. This, you feel, is an essential upgrade.

Understanding Colour: Colour Gamuts

Published in Technology & Computing

Gamut is one of the stranger words in the English language. Phil Rhodes sheds some light on this often misunderstood term

iPad as a Reference Monitor?

Published in Technology & Computing

The new iPad  - now in its second generation only months after the first Retina device - has the highest resolution screen ever seen on a mobile device, with significantly more pixels than even a full HD (1080p) monitor. There's room for a full HD picture and other data or UI elements all round it.

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