I’m excited to add color correction/grading services to the list of post production solutions we handle at Modlab Multimedia. Below is our first color reel.
I’ve been fortunate to have the time and resources to study color grading as well as other visual effects courses at FxPhd.com for the last couple of years and it has more than paid for the cost of enrolment since I’ve been participating in their classes. Last year I was able to complete a cell animation spot for national insurance company, GuideOne, that certainly wouldn’t have been possible without the After Effects training I acquired from FxPhd.
This year I decided to dive into color grading taking the grd201 course taught by Craig Leffel former Senior Colorist, now Director of Production at Optimus in Chicago.
Color grading is fairly application agnostic in that you can color grade in many applications from pro-sumer products like Apple Final Cut X and Adobe Premier to highly specialized products like Autodesk Lustre and Filmlight Baselight. During my time taking this color course I downloaded Blackmagic’s DaVinci Resolve which is a free download on Blackmagic’s website.
Though I’ve used Final Cut, Premier, and After Effects for color correction in the past, I really feel like there is much more ease of use and specialized features in Resolve that makes the process of correction and grading quicker and more conducive to creativity.
The above reel was all graded in Resolve using footage from projects I’ve worked on as well as footage from FxPhd and the new 4k footage from the Blackmagic Production Camera.
If you’re interested in color training, I highly recommend FxPhd.com, but if you’re just looking to get started with DaVinci Resolve, there are some great tutorials on Vimeo and Youtube at the following links:
I’m currently working on color grading some footage from one of the nations largest pizza chains. I love the way color can take some well shot footage and make it great looking footage! Its weird how close the color of cheese on a pizza is to the color of skin. I’m using it to my advantage.
What projects are you all working on? What questions do you have about color correction/grading? What software are you using?