This is the first industry newsletter that I actually rush to my email on Sunday to check for. I have so much junk mail that never informs me of anything, but the Tao has seriously ignited my already burning crave to be a colorist.
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Curated by Patrick Inhofer, Colorist | Mentor
Issue #370: Beyond The Usual Suspects Edition
The Tao of Color Grading Newsletter
Curated links of news, reviews, thoughts, career advice, and humor for professional Digital Colorists & Finishers. Delivered Sunday. ---- July 28, 2018 | Web Archives
Another busy week in color grading news. This just means I'll be putting together a few 'catch-up' Newsletters to send you for one or two Sundays in August.
I also have an idea for sending one or three 'special' emails between now and our September 9 return. I don't want to be too specific in case they don't materialize. But I am working on something...
So, here we are. Tao HQ is taking our annual Summer Hiatus. We are officially back to our normal publishing routine on Sunday September 9. Yet we are not going 'radio silent'.
See you in a week or two.
- Pat Inhofer Colorist | Publisher | Mentor
Featuring the work of creative craftsmen, the theory of color, and industry news. Learn practical workflows, useful theories, and actionable insights from existing (and emerging) leaders and teachers in our industry.
An introduction to the concept of 'bit depth' and how it effects image quality. It's simplified to the point that I disagree with some of the terms used - but good enough to recommend to beginners wrapping their mind around an important foundational topic.
You've seen items in this Newsletter about theatrical sized direct view LED displays. The DCI group just declared they are starting work formulating a specification for that display format. Details at the click.
Our craft keeps changing. And growing. Learn about updates to your favorite software. Discover new tools to help you work faster or more creatively. Build your toolchest with new techniques and approaches.
Brilliant. A powerful, inexpensive professional media player that serves as an introduction to the Scratch universe. AND - ProRes encoding on Windows. Grab it before Apple decides to pull the Windows licensing when they figure out Resolve and Premiere Users are using it to replace aging MacPros serving this transcoding duty.
This blurb says it all, "The rebel AV1 codec launched at NAB. Is it ready to use the force and go head-to-head with the galactic empire of H.264, HEVC, and VP9?" Lot's of data rate charts if that's your 'thing'.
This is a little (teeny) sad. In the early 2000's this bit of code made Tao HQ some nice cash. It was an essential part of our toolkit. But by the early 2010s it couldn't keep up - and it got squeezed. Fare thee well.
[videos] As your humble Publisher brings together this Newsletter week after week - are there occasional standout items I think most of us in the craft should read? Yup. And this new quarterly feature on Mixing Light is my roundup, with extended commentary.
[videos] Colorist Dan Moran has his monthly round-up of inspiration - but this time he's avoiding the big names we all know, and is focusing on his favorite work from colorists you may not know. But should. And why.
We've spent the last 3 years designing a killer little shared storage device for color, editorial, and VFX workflows: we call it the Jellyfish. With an integrated database server, it's perfect for Resolve's groundbreaking Collaborative Workflow.
Put on your headphones and listen to the Binaural recordings of the launch of that amazing Falcon Heavy with the two booster rockets coming back to earth and landing simultaneously. And stick with this, if you're not smiling after the last 30 seconds of those boosters landing - well, I've got nothing.
Th- th- th- that's all folks! See you in a week or two (or so)!
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