At the core of Western Narrative Filmmaking is an unspoken contract that filmmakers make with the audience. It is called “A Willing Suspension of Disbelief.” What that means, is that I, as a filmmaker, am going to do everything possible to make the image look natural. I will do everything possible to create and further […]

In my last installment, we completed the color work grading our movie.  Unfortunately, as I have learned the hard way, nothing in life is free. It is not that Paul or Mark or Michael were anything but the kindest, most generous people – they are. The issue is that at that point no film had […]

FS5 vs a7S II I’m shooting so much low light video these days that I was very interested to see what the new Sony FS5 was capable of, verses the new Sony a7S II.  It is possible I will be using one or the other of these cameras in 2016, and I need to make […]

“What is a Colorist?” from icolorist on Vimeo. Color grading is the magical artistic process of either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally changing and enhancing the color in a motion picture film, video image, or still image. The photo-chemical process is also called color timing where chemistry adjustments and temperatures are manipulated for differing color effects.  Typically these manipulations are performed at a professional photographic laboratory, in the film development chemistry […]