Alexis Van Hurkman Interview, Part 2

“A Bad Grade = Giving The Edit Away”


Alexis Van Hurkman: Writer, Director, Colorist

Welcome to Part 2 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 2, the main points we cover:

  • His Apple Pro Training books
  • His newest book, “Color Correction Handbook”
  • Colorist control surfaces
  • Vignettes
  • How we see color and how that influences grading

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Length: 49 minutes

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Show Notes:


Alexis Van Hurkman’s website & blog

Alexis on IMDb

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

Apple Pro Training Series: Encyclopedia of Color Correction / Field Techniques Using Final Cut Pro

Advanced Color Correction And Effects in Final Cut Pro 5

Michael Wohl’s Books

RocknRolla (Single-Disc Edition), director: Guy Richie

Traffic: Traffic – The Criterion Collection, DVD | Traffic (Combo Blu-ray and Standard DVD)

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 podcast-only RSS feed, and on iTunes.

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