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Color Grading for Indie Filmmakers

How Color Grading Elevates Your Project

If you think color is just about twisting knobs and pushing buttons.... you're right. But those knobs are for the important purpose of making an image that effectively tells the story. Here's some details about what I do.

Correction & Matching

Footage came out looking greenish? Shot scenes on different days, camera, or lighting conditions? This includes taking a LOG format image and apply transformations to make it look "correct".

Color Grading

Grading is the creative process of applying a look to footage. This is the creative storytelling part of the color process: making sure that the eye is drawn to the important parts of an image, and using color to help create an emotional experience for the audience. This can also include re-lighting, film emulation, VHS effect, and other looks.

Paint & Compositing Effects

Swap out a sky. Replace a phone or TV screen. Key out a green screen. Paint out a boom pole. Basic retouching to improve the image!



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Instagram Filter PowerGrades for Resolve

Want to apply Instagram Filters to your video projects?


Get in Touch

Got a project you need help with? Let's chat!If you need to start very soon, include

  • Camera(s) used

  • Length of project

  • Relevant deadlines

  • Delivery formats needed

  • Description of what sort of look or corrections you're looking for

DaVinci Resolve Training

Personalized training for filmmakers and post-production professionals. Discover industry standard techniques and workflows.

Blackmagic Design

Certified Trainer

Learn online or in person (Los Angeles only). Topics include:

  • Editing

  • Color Grading

  • Media Management

  • Conforming Projects

  • Color Management, ACES,DaVinci Wide Gamut Intermediate

  • Optimizing Performance

  • VFX Compositing

  • Collaborative Workflows with Blackmagic Cloud

One Hour Session


Zoom - 30 minutes
In Person - 2 hours

Thank you!

Thanks for getting in touch! I'll talk to you soon.