“The Best Job In The World”
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’sÂ Bad World Tour.
- 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.
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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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Part 1 | Part 2
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.