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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…

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 plen…

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. Unfortun…

Infamous: Second Son - A PS4 Web Spot

I shot/colored this very low budget web spot for the upcoming game Infamous: Second Son for the Sony PS4. The spot was directed by Sean Brown and produced by Stephen Oakey. Dan Marerro was camera operator/Weisscam Technician. Despite the very tiny b…

AVCHD MTS and Resolve

If you've ever worked with AVCHD and Resolve, you've almost certainly found that the two do not get along. Resolve cannot (will not) read AVCHD in its native mts wrapper. This can complicate the color process in post. To get around the issue you can…

Sing on Key

I recently did a quick grade for Chad Tennies and his video for DeLorean's Sing on Key. Chad shot the project on the Canon 1DC - the company's first foray into 4K on their DSLR's. I, unfortunately, did not receive raw files, but rather low quality p…