Color Grading

I believe that doing your own color and retouching are essential to making your vision come to life. It used be the darkroom, and for the last 15 years it has been the computer. As I moved into moving pictures, I felt a large disconnect with my work: tonality and color story was in someone else's hand. I decided to take that back and learn all I could about color grading and compositing. After years of doing color and compositing on still images, it was a bit of a natural progression. The tools were different, the ideas similar, though color in motion has its own set of challenges. I spent an intensive year of learning Nuke and DaVinci Resolve and took on jobs to hone my skills.  I would like to thank Hal Wolverton for giving me valuable insight into the way color moves.

These are some films that I graded in DaVinci Resolve with the guidance of creative directors Alicia Johnson and Hal Wolverton.