Interview: Colorist Terence Curren, Part 2

“The 3 Steps of Color Correction”

Terence Curren: Founder, Alpha Dogs... from the Way Back Machine!

Terence Curren is the Founder and President of AlphaDogs, a post production facility and design studio located in the heart of Burbank’s Media District, mere blocks from the Walt Disney Company and NBC Studios.

His future in the film and television business was prefigured by an early fascination with cinema; shooting his own films at the tender age of twelve. Terry went on to produce and direct, and then shifted full-time to post production as an editor. He was an early adopter of the Avid Symphony and quickly gained a reputation amongst his peers as an expert on that platform.

Terry’s early focus was on the ‘skilled operator’ as the differentiating factor in post-production, led to the founding of his own post house, as well as the creation of the Editors’ Lounge series and the Digital Service Station media-transfer bureaus, now located across the US and Canada

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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 on iTunes.

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Interview: Colorist Warren Eagles, Part 2

“What Makes A Great Colorist?”

Warren Eagles, Colorist, Founder - iColorist.com

At the fresh age of 17, Warren started his career working with images as a photographer for women’s underwear catalogues.

He moved on to working at several post houses around London before earning the opportunity to work as an assistant in a Telecine suite. His first professional gig as a colorist was in 1988 on Michael Jackson’s Bad World Tour.

Since then he’s:
  • Spent time watching Guy Ritchie’s telly whilst discussing the look for “Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels”
  • Worked on Australia’s first Digitally graded feature film “Blurred”
  • Is now a freelance Colorist in Australia and Asia, has his own grading suite, and is a founding partner of the International Colorist Academy.

You can find Warren at:

 


In Part 2 of Warren’s Interview we discuss:

  • The advantage of a more relaxed color grading schedule
  • Grading a feature film
  • Warren’s color grading workflow
  • Evaluating the image
  • Identifying the focal point of a shot
  • Creating “Looks”
  • Trying to match the visual production values of major television shows
  • The impact of a camera’s codec on the Color Grading process
  • Color Correcting DSLR footage
  • Mixing RED with DSLR
  • RED DPs needing to grade their dailies
  • Thoughts on the kinds of cameras we’ll see at NAB 2011
  • Warren’s current business
  • Being a freelance colorist
  • Warren’s color grading kit (Show Notes have links to mentioned products)
  • Working with new clients
  • ICA’s different training options
  • Why you should learn to create different Looks
  • The future for professional colorists
  • Warren’s upcoming online DaVinci Resolve training!

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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 on iTunes.

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Interview: Colorist Warren Eagles, Part 1

“The Best Job In The World”

Warren Eagles - Colorist, Founder - iColorist.com

At the fresh age of 17, Warren started his career working with images as a photographer for women’s underwear catalogues.

He moved on to working at several post houses around London before earning the opportunity to work as an assistant in a Telecine suite. His first professional gig as a colorist was in 1988 on Michael Jackson’s Bad World Tour.

Since then he’s:
  • Spent time watching Guy Ritchie’s telly whilst discussing the look for “Lock Stock and 2 Smoking Barrels”
  • Worked on Australia’s first Digitally graded feature film “Blurred”
  • Is now a freelance Colorist in Australia and Asia, has his own grading suite, and is a founding partner of the International Colorist Academy.

You can find Warren at:

 


In Part 1 of Warren’s Interview we discuss:

  • Working as an underwear photographer
  • Working as a projectionist and editing on flatbeds
  • Working through the ranks of a London post house
  • Becoming an Assistant Colorist & learning to ‘Fly Grade’
  • Gaining confidence as a Colorist
  • The insights gained as an Assistant Colorist
  • We meet Roxie!
  • Starting a Telecine Department
  • Evaluating New Recruits
  • The technical side of Telecine Color Grading
  • The difference between mechanical Telecine and digital Color Grading
  • The cost of hardware-based Telecine
  • The challenges when migrated to digital Color Grading
  • What is a true “D.I.”?
  • “Lock, Stock, and Two Smoking Barrels”
  • Color Grading in a “Black Box” Theater
  • The value of taking breaks
  • Re-watching your work

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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 on iTunes.

You can find more interviews here: TaoOfColor.com interview series homepage.


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Flanders Scientific’s Bram Desmet on LCD Displays, Part 2

“The ‘Truth’ About 10-bit LCDs”

Bram Desmet - Managing Director, Flanders Scietific

Bram Desmet is the Managing Director of Flanders Scientific, Inc., based in Suwanee, GA just 30 minutes outside of Atlanta.

Despite holding a B.A.in Philosophy from GA State University – and being an instrument rated airplane pilot – Bram ultimately followed in the footsteps of his father, (a 30 year veteran of the professional broadcast industry) when he joined DDA (a sister company of FSI) and then later Flanders Scientific. Both companies focus heavily on professional display technology.

As Managing Director at Flanders Scientific Bram is a vocal advocate of FSI’s core philosophy of providing professional broadcast products that strike an ideal balance between performance, features, and affordability.


In Part 2 of Bram’s Interview we discuss:

  • Monitor Setup Specifications
  • Nits, Gamma Response
  • Choosing the Gamma Setting for your display
  • LCD and Rec. 709 / DCI P3
  • Types of LCD Displays
  • 10-bit color depth
  • LCDs appropriate for color critical viewing
  • LED vs CCFL Backlights
  • Contrast Ratios
  • “LED TVs”
  • What to avoid in LCDs
  • Lifespan of LCDs
  • The economics of buying an LCD
  • 10-bit native vs 10-bit via FRC
  • Viewing interlacing artifacts
  • CRT vs LCD
  • FSI’s dealer network (or lack thereof)

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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 on iTunes.

You can find more interviews here: TaoOfColor.com interview series homepage.


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