“Sharpen Your Axes (or, why learn color grading)”
Steve Hullfish is an author, editor, producer, and all-around good guy. His editing credits span more than 20 years, including editing the Oprah Winfrey Show for which he won a Daytime Emmy. Other broadcast credits include â€œInvestigative Reportsâ€ and â€œCold Casesâ€ with Bill Kurtis on A&E and numerous PBS documentaries. He runs his own production company â€“ Verascope Pictures â€“ and his clients include Universal Studios, NBC Television, Turner Broadcasting, HIT Entertainment, Jim Henson Entertainment and VeggieTales.
Steve has written or co-written four books on editing and color correction, including â€œThe Art and Technique of Color Correctionâ€ and â€œColor Correction for Video, 2nd Editionâ€œ.Â Steve is also a frequent writer at the Pro Video Coalition Website with his informative blog,Â CUT. N. COLOR.
Steve also recently teamed up with colorist, and one of the team memberâ€™s of Appleâ€™s Color, Bob Sliga to develop a comprehensive DVD Training Set on Apple Color; created and sold withÂ Class On Demand.
In Part 2 of Steve’s interview we discuss:
- Creating the Class On Demand Apple Color DVD Training Series
- Early versions (and reactions) of Final Touch (which became Apple’s Color)
- Making believe we have a social life
- The importance of video scopes
- Do colorists need to know color theory?
- Using vignettes
- Control Surfaces
- Does Image Quality count?
- Why learn color grading?
- Filming – with the color grade in mind
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Part 1 | Part 2
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- Art & Technique of Digital Color Correction by Steve Hullfish
- Steve’s company: Veralith
- Steve’s Blog: CUT.N.COLOR at the ProVideo Coalition website
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.