Color Grading Blog:
Tools, Techniques, and Workflows

Welcome to my blog, where I write and ramble about color grading, as well as how I approach being a colorist.

~ these are effectively my personal records and endeavors in self-learning: proceed with caution ~

Articles

Understanding Image Saturation in Color Grading

Understanding Image Saturation in Color Grading

Saturation is one of those fundamental pieces of a look that for me sits right next to saturation in terms of importance. That being said, saturation also is one of those pieces that can easily be overlooked. It's easy to just adjust your global saturation dial and...

Understanding Image Contrast in Color Grading

Understanding Image Contrast in Color Grading

When it comes to color grading, image contrast can be one of the most essential and useful pieces of your workflow. Well utilized contrast is one of the most important aspects to not only a good looking image, but to art in general. At its core, contrast can be...

What Is Color Grading In Film And Video Production?

What Is Color Grading In Film And Video Production?

What is Color Grading In Film & Video?What Is Color Grading? I define color grading as the act of manipulating an image’s tone, palette, and texture with the end goal of enhancing the image as much as possible The key phrase here is ‘enhancing the image as much as...

How To Color Grade, A Guide To My Color Grading Workflow

How To Color Grade, A Guide To My Color Grading Workflow

When I first got into color grading, there was no shortage of tips, tricks, and details on specific parts of the process. Amidst the self-teachings of the internet however, finding a guide to a structured workflow or a comprehensive process was a bit more difficult to...

LAB Color Space: What is CIELAB + Practical Use Cases 

LAB Color Space: What is CIELAB + Practical Use Cases 

One of the first steps down the ever fascinating rabbit hole known as "color science," involves widening your understanding of how different color data is stored in a 3d space. Known as color spaces, these "containers" all have different purposes, advantages, and...

Understanding the Difference: Color Grading vs Color Correction

Understanding the Difference: Color Grading vs Color Correction

Sometimes in post-production, the difference between color correction and color grading can get a bit blurry. With terms sometimes being used interchangeably, it can be useful to know the differences and what goes into each of these processes. Color correction is the...

How Much Does Professional Color Grading Cost?

How Much Does Professional Color Grading Cost?

How much does professional color grading cost? The rule of thumb I suggest is that it color grading rates should be about the same as your editor's rates. Naturally, the cost will depend on several variables and the size of your project, but in general, if you keep...

Color Grading Blade Runner 2049 – How To Achieve The Look

Color Grading Blade Runner 2049 – How To Achieve The Look

To help sharpen my skills as a colorist, I've started regularly building looks inspired by films, tv shows, or music videos suggested by people on social media. To kick this off I'm looking at the color grading from Blade Runner 2049, and this footage feels essential...

Other Projects

Scarlet Street Album Release Show | Misc Photography Nonsense

Scarlet Street Album Release Show | Misc Photography Nonsense

Scarlet Street Album Release Show Location: Southgate House RevivalCamera: Ricoh GRiiiDeveloped With: Davinci Resolve Bands:Scarlet StreetOld Pictures New PicturesAs It MayMascots Scarlet Street had an album release show to celebrate their self titled debut album. I...

This blog is dedicated to sharing my techniques, workflows, and tools that I have found helpful in the color grading process. Whether it be advice on simple things like how to organize your projects, or more complex topics such as color management and film emulation, you’re sure to find something of interest here.

Think of this as a live documentation of my personal opinions and approach on the artform, and less as concrete rules to the craft.

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