How to Expose and Grade S-Log2 for the Sony A7s

The definitive guide to exposing, monitoring and grading S-Log2 footage from the Sony A7s

How to Use the DSC Labs OneShot, X-rite ColorChecker or DataColor SpyderCheckr with DaVinci Resolve to Match Color

The simplest way to use a DSC Labs OneShot, X-rite ColorChecker or DataColor SpyderCheckr to match colors in DaVinci Resolve

The Advantages of Working in 32-bit Float

First of all, let me get one thing straight – I’m not referring to a 32-bit vs 64-bit OS, CPU or software. I am referring to the ‘environment found in applications like Photoshop, After Effects or Nuke. Many high-end applications allow one to work in a 32-bit environment. Is that a good thing? Before we […]

The Workflows and Advantages of Working with Image Sequences in Video Post Production

A simple primer into the workflows and advantages of using image sequences in post production.

The Sony A7s 4K Guide (Part Eight): Post Production and Grading

A detailed guide to the Sony A7s – from lenses and accessories to post production. Part eight covers editing and grading in post production.

A Comparison of 15 On-set Ingest, Logging, Dailies, Grading and Backup Software

Too many choices for file-based ingest, logging, dailies-creation, on-set grading, checksum and backup software? Here’s a quick side-by-side comparison.

What is Filmmaking? [Part Two]

In this part, I will cover prep, production and post. 2. Pre-production, or Prep The stages involved under prep are not always in this order, and not all of them are necessary depending on the type of film that you are making; but here they are: Storyboarding Location Hunting, Images/Data/Research Information and Database management Communication […]

VIII: The Impossible Post

Post production on The Impossible Murder took one year. First it went to a post-house (I won’t name them) who promised to do the editing, VFX, grading and sound mixing for a reasonable fee. After paying them a hefty advance, I learnt their editor was doing multiple jobs at the same time. The editing took […]