Tom Evans

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  1. Some years ago I worked as an assistant in on of the Deluxe facilities in LA for a short period and I feel the fundamental techniques in the Lowepost professional course really represent how those colorists approached their shots from the ground up, and the theory is good too. You can do whatever is expected on a really high level the day you master those techniques and have trained your eyes to see what looks good. I paid for the bundle over at FXPHD to see if I have missed something useful and I have never been so disappointed. Someone should take their license for marketing their courses as secret / insider techniques, it's simply a scam. Nothing inside-ish about what that guy teach at all, and it's super pricey. Warren got experience with many indie films, seems like a great guy and knows the buttons very well, no doubt about that, but look at his reel. You don't want that guy to teach you how to create nice images. And he certainly doesn't. Sorry, but it's seriously bad. FXPHD is a place for quality courses and I love them, but the Warren Eagle lessons doesn't belong there. I know many experienced colorists feel the same way, but keep it to themselves as Warren is a big contributor to the colorist society by arranging events and things like that. I also watched Warrens beginner lessons even though I don't see myself as a beginner anymore and I would advice any newbie to stay away from them because it's important to develop good work habits and workflows from day one, or you will for sure struggle later in your career.
  2. Start by importing your DPX files back into Resolve and see if you can spot any differences. If not, the problem is on the VFX guys end.
  3. I must say it's a BOLD move to do a full color grading course working only prior to a LUT. But hey, it's the way it's done by the Pro's !
  4. Yeah that's definitely a job for Red Giants Trapcode.
  5. Don't think there is any lum vs. lum curve in Resolve?
  6. Tom Evans

    Mac + NLE

    I just got access to a laptop with the following specs, is that good enough to run Avid and Premiere? 3,1 GHz 512 GB, 4 GB VRAM (2017)
  7. Hi Nicolas. You would be better off asking these questions in the DaVinci Resolve forum. Some tasks can't be automated and you need some information such as reel names, timecodes etc to have the system switch the correct clips for you. In a professional workflow the conform artist would be involved early in the process and generate the necessary metadata prior to the editing so that the clips can be switched without any issues.
  8. Only vectorized graphics (AI/EPS etc) has unlimited scaling possibilities without compromising quality. If you apply a rasterized graphic element from let's say Photoshop at 100% scale it will look pixelated when it's scaled above its full resolution. That is typically an issue if you apply it at 100% scale on a 1920x1080 timeline and then re-adjust its scale on a new 4k timeline.
  9. Hopefully the light stays consistent throughout the spot. I would start with contrast and exposure and add dynamics to keep it consistent. Then do a color pass on top of that. By using offset controls you adjust the whole picture and doesn't have to think about that it might break into some strange color behaviour when going between rooms or in and out of different lighting conditions.
  10. We set up Scratch because it's significant faster than Resolve when it còmes to setting up workflows and transcode footage. Looking forward to watch this course!
  11. Have anyone tried the grain in FilmConvert? Just as good as Cinegrain?
  12. Can someone please walk me through the process of creating a camera LUT inside of DaVinci Resolve? Can the most common high-end cameras such as RED/ALEXA read Cube files? Anything I should think about when creating a LUT for this purpose?