Alexis Van Hurkman Interview, Part 1

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Alexis Van Hurkman: Writer, Director, Colorist

Welcome to Part 1 of this three-part interview with author, director, and colorist Alexis Van Hurkman. Alexis was kind enough to spend nearly 2.5 hours speaking with me about his career and insights into the art, craft and technology of digital color grading. In Part 1, the main points we cover:

  • His love of fiction writing and fiction content, including a few of his fiction projects
  • Monetizing Content
  • The ephemeral nature of business plans
  • Writing User Manuals for Apple (Final Cut Pro, Color, Shake)
  • Introducing broad audiences to niche software
  • Career routes to directing
  • Working with clients in a color grading session
  • Verbally communicating color with a client
  • The responsibility of the colorist to their client
  • The most lethal client request in digital post-production

Feel free to leave comments, suggestions, and questions below.

Listen to: Part 2 | Part 3

Show Notes:

Alexis Van Hurkman’s website & blog

Alexis on IMDb

Starship Detriteus Website

Four Weeks, Four Hours, Directed by Alexis Van Hurkman

Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema NEW! Just released November 2010 ( affiliate link)

Apple Pro Training Series: Encyclopedia of Color Correction / Field Techniques Using Final Cut Pro ( affiliate link)

Advanced Color Correction And Effects in Final Cut Pro 5 ( affiliate link)

This interview is part of an on-going interview series with the movers, shaker, and thinkers involved in the field of professional color grading for moving images. When I have new episodes to release, they are released on Tuesdays. To be notified you may follow me on Twitter (@patInhofer), via our RSS feed, and eventually on iTunes.

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