Steve Hullfish Interview, Part 2

“Sharpen Your Axes (or, why learn color grading)”

Steve Hullfish, author

Steve Hullfish, author, editor, producer

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 “Investigative Reports” and “Cold Cases” with Bill Kurtis on A&E and numerous PBS documentaries. He runs his own production company – Verascope Pictures – 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 “The Art and Technique of Color Correction” and “Color Correction for Video, 2nd Edition“. Steve is also a frequent writer at the Pro Video Coalition Website with his informative blog, CUT. N. COLOR.

Steve also recently teamed up with colorist, and one of the team member’s of Apple’s Color, Bob Sliga to develop a comprehensive DVD Training Set on Apple Color; created and sold with 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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Show Notes:

  • 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.

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