Virgil Edward

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  1. Thanks for this one, Luca. I will give this one a try, it also works for the highlights right? It's okay since we don't do HDRs yet here in the Philippines.
  2. With log tools, does it normally saturate the highlights/shadows? Yes, I like how it does it organically, but sometimes I just want to drop blacks or increase highlights without affecting most of the image.
  3. Good day to all, I'm wondering if what most of you use as your workflow. Whenever I use ACES, it's quicker for me to primary balance shots, but my problem is that I can't have the blacks that I want from DaVinci YRGB. The blacks clips to the S-Curve of ACES same with the whites. My problem with DaVinci YRGB is that ACES' color is more natural and 'correct' when balancing, skin tones looks nice as well. I'm torn apart by the pros and cons of each color science.
  4. Is there a significant advantage or disadvantage in leaving the check-box on for S-Curve for Contrast? Would love to know your thoughts, thanks!
  5. Hi! Fusion noobie here, I'm wondering if it's possible to replicate Nuke's merge operations such as from, and plus in Fusion. I would really appreciate if someone can help me. Thanks!
  6. Love this! Thank you for taking the time to create this!
  7. Here's my take for this, I made it a high-key image using the contrast controls, and focused on the triadic color scheme that is present in the image.
  8. How do I get references or sponsors from CSI members? I'm willing to pay for the annual membership fee, but there are no CSI members here in the Philippines. I have a three years experience of working with TVC and Digital projects, worked with a DaVinci Advanced Panel, also a DaVinci Resolve Certified User. It's really hard to find mentors here, and websites such as this, and Mixing Light are a big help. I want to improve and learn more from the seasoned professionals and veterans in the field. Thanks!
  9. What are your thoughts about davinci color management, is it a feasible workflow, is it better than rec709 luts? Thanks!
  10. Hey guys, I don't know if this makes sense, but I've come up with a workflow that I think is plausible in matching A7S with Alexa footage. I used color space transform ofx to convert slog to to log-c and matched the color of the a7s with the log-c of the alexa footage then applied the same settings that I used on the Alexa to the a7s. What do you think about this?
  11. You are right, I actually tried the same thing and it looks a lot better. Thank you so much
  12. Wow! This looks so nice, this was all done using primaries under a LOG-C to Rec709 lut?
  13. Is it just me or is LAB gives a cleaner saturation than the saturation control? I've noticed that I had less artifact and the image is more balanced compared to the saturation control. Thanks!
  14. Hi! I'm a junior colorist working here in the Philippines, working for almost 2 years. I would love to know how you guys color grade your alexa footage. Looking at the Oscar's nominated films, most of it were shot using Alexa Mini, XT, and 65, and it looks damn amazing. My grades with the alexa looks subpar compared to these films, is it the contrast, the lighting, the workflow, the production design, etc. Here is my workflow: I balance out the image first,then grade it, and lastly client's and director's nitpicks. Still, I feel like it looks video-y, compared to what I see in foreign films and commercials. Thanks!