The Tao of Color Grading is coming to a city near you!Â If… you’re on the East Coast.
Which city? First up… New York. Then Boston.
What is Tao of Color? Here’s the writeup that ended up on Apple’s Registration page:
The Tao of Color Grading – Featuring the Euphonix MC Color control surface, AJA devices and Apple’s Color.
Open your mind and allow Colorist / Finisher Patrick Inhofer to share with you the insights, techniques, workflows, and tools he’s acquired in a decade of color correcting with non-linear software. Learn the simple fundamental Truths that affect anyone trying to evaluate, improve, and add emotional impact to moving images. These Truths can be applied across different software packages – whether just a simple contrast filter or a complex dedicated color grading app, such as Apple’s Color.
The Tao of Color Grading combines real-world grading examples with color theory and physical truths about the human vision system. Be enlightened about our need to work quickly to combat the aggressive manner in which our eyes lie to us. Renew your understanding of important concepts such as bit depth, lossy vs lossless codecs, and how to manage those codecs. We’ll discuss how ProRes and devices like the AJA KiPro can help you maintain the quality of your images throughout the finishing pipeline.
You’ll witness a clear demonstration of the benefits of working with a control surface. Using the affordable and powerful Euphonix MC Color Patrick will show how a control surface results in faster grading sessions while increasing the quality of the finished product.
Patrick Inhofer is the Owner / Operator of the boutique finishing house, Fini.tv. He is a colorist and editor with over 20 years experience in broadcast, cable, corporate, and indie post-production. His passion for the industry was renewed with the 2006 release of Final Touch (now Apple’s Color). His Colorist passion combined with his extensive background as an Online / Finishing Editor creates great left-brain / right-brain interaction that he believes is well suited to his temperament and the craft.
Patrick’s has worked with such directors as Barry Levinson and Bruce Sinofsky. A few of the outlets he’s delivered to: HBO, NBC, ABC, Showtime, ESPN, National Geographic Channel, PBS, The Museum of Modern Art.
You can view Patrick’s demo reel at: http://www.fini.tv/fini-demo-reel/beforeafter/