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This is how to make a showreel

Published in Post & VFX

This is how to make a showreel. You have just a few minutes to grab people's attention. This is your calling card

[Updated] Imposing a "strong" look on a film can take all the original goodness from it. Phil Rhodes wonders whether we can take the concept of "skin tone" seriously any more.

This holiday we're re-running some of our most popular articles, in case you didn't see them the first time. Today: You don't have to rely on digital methods to give a film a distictive "look". Phil Rhodes explains.

Color grading in black and white

Published in Post & VFX

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

What do electric guitars have to do with colour correction?

Published in Post & VFX

Well, nothing really. But some of the tech used to coax new sounds from electric guitars is similar to some types of video production techniques. It's worth taking an "out of the box" look at how the two compare. Oh, and there's some great guitar playing as well

Larry Jordan is a well known video industry figure, whose webcasts are listened to in 175 countries. We asked him about editing, color correction, the cloud, and whether he's looking forward to April's NAB - the biggest show of the year

Just in case you missed it first time round, here's a fantastic article revealing five tips from World renowned freelance colorist Warren Eagles, who shares five top tips that shed light on the dark art of color grading and the life of a colorist. By Matt Aindow.

Colour Correction basics - an excellent tutorial video

Published in Post & VFX

How often do people really take the time to explain the real basics? With stuff like colour correction, while you can and should rely on your eyes and a good, colour-calibrated monitoring system, you also need to make sure that your graded output is technically OK, or it might be rejected by your client

RedShark Summer Replay: What Colour is Night?

Published in Post & VFX

Redshark's only 10 months old, and our readership is growing all the time. So if you're a new arrival here you'll have missed some great articles from earlier in the year

Here's how to make your films look good

Published in Production

RedShark Replay: You don't have to rely on digital methods to give a film a distictive "look". Phil Rhodes explains (first published June 2013).

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