One of our favourite moments from IBC2019 was probably when renowned colorist Blake Jones explained to us just how far grading has come.
Blake Jones is something akin to colorist royalty. He worked on a lot of the big home video releases for MGM UA, which means he has titles such as 2001: A Space Odyssey, Poltergeist, and the Technicolor series of MGM musicals such as Seven Brides for Seven Brothers in his portfolio.
Back then, grading was an almost industrial process using a telecine machine running the original neg; now it’s via a laptop hooked up to an OLED screen such as the ASUS ProArt PQ22UC.
“This is a perfect solution for Digital intermediate grading in the field,” he says.
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