Tom Poole

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  1. Tom Poole

    30sec Commercial Reel

    Top work man. Some beaut grades in there.
  2. Tom Poole

    Supression LUT

    Well ok. I didn’t read the article, but that makes sense.
  3. Tom Poole

    Supression LUT

    I’m guessing he means “constrain” - A film/print emulation LUT that constrains (suppresses) highlights etc.
  4. Tom Poole

    Gritty image

    Definitely film constrain LUT.
  5. Tom Poole

    Tips for Assistant Colorists

    My last two assistants (last 5 years) are now colorists at Company 3 and doing great. They both started in the machine room and moved up. I would rather have someone with a great personality and street smarts,than somebody who is techy. Unfortunately, the apprentice approach to Assists is dying out - but not on my watch.
  6. Tom Poole

    Time of color correction

    80-100 hours depending on budget, length etc. I've done DI's in way less time than that though
  7. Tom Poole

    Stefan Sonnenfeld

    Thanks for that lesson
  8. Tom Poole

    Stefan Sonnenfeld

    There is no secret sauce (technique). Stef uses the same LUTs most of the other guys use. He tends to keep things super simple (few nodes) and doesn't do chroma adjustments in the mids. Stef just has a great eye and works with great DP's. Simple as that. I had an editor stand behind me on a commercial job recently. He said "Don't mind me, I'm just stealing your technique". I laughed and said "No worries, because you can't steal my taste"
  9. Tom Poole

    Tutorial: DAVINCI - How to get perfect skin exposure

    Those stills from Drive are not screen grabs. They look like promo stills from the onset photog.
  10. Yo Alan, Got your email but was slammed last week. Send me another email with your cell and I'll set up a time for you to come by Company 3 T
  11. Tom Poole

    DaVinci color Suite in for Rent NY

    Did anyone help you with this? if not, email me: tom.poole@company3.com
  12. Tom Poole

    ICA Training - Worth it?

    I forwarded your CV to several people. Will follow up soon T
  13. Tom Poole

    Lana Del Rey, Ride

    Thanks guys. Went nuts on this one
  14. Tom Poole

    New Color Reel

    Kill the wipes to raw man. Who cares what the raw looks like? You've got some solid looks in there, but the wipe disco nearly gave me a seizure.
  15. Tom Poole

    ICA Training - Worth it?

    Send me your CV. I'll forward it to some people: tom.poole@company3.com Save your money for the crappy pay you'll receive, working an entry level job at a post house. Get in. Find a colorist you like. Be cool and helpful (don't brown nose and talk too much though). Work your ass off at all aspects of the job. They'll see you care and want to mentor you.