Colourist

Jason Antic, the AI man behind deoldify

DeOldify is a Self-Attention Generative Adversarial Network-based machine learning system that colorizes and restores old images and video . It’s only in the early stages but it’s already producing really impressive results.
— Jason Antic's

I recently discovered #deoldify, an AI-trained algorithm that colorizes old photos. This is not photo re-touching, but instead a computer that was trained to colorize black & white photos based on what colors it “thinks” things are. I was surprised by the result it produced.

source - github/deoldify

source - github/deoldify

Try yourself to colorise your old memories from github - deoldify

DIT & my dit cart

DIT - Digital Image Technician

A DIT (Digital Imaging Technician) is responsible for assisting the DP by controlling image quality, troubleshooting, on-set color correction, and managing production workflow. 

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ON SET DIT

Real time 8k workflow, HDR & 360 VR monitoring system.

Key Responsibilities

  • Managing media offloads

  • Building LUTs with the DoP for the different scenes

  • Applying those LUTs to transcoded ProRes footage for the offline edit

  • Creating 720p dailies to be placed in DropBox for the above-the-line team (or “adults” as we sometimes call them) to follow along with the production.

My DIT cart

DIT cart is the basis for every digital imaging technician.

Assimilate Scratch
Davinci Resolve
Filmlight Daylight
Pomfort Silverstack

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Basic DIT kit

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Grading for vevo - Gara Eh for Ahmed Hassan - EGYPT

Color grading S-log in Sony A7s series cameras

The Sony A7s was definitely one of the hottest cameras from 2014, and as it's been in use for several years now, As a colourist, I have had plenty of opportunity to discover how to obtain the best possible image from it.

When shooting in HD internally, there is a growing consensus among A7s users that it's best practice to expose to the right +2 S (ETTR) (that is, exposure should be compensated brighter without clipping highlights).

Here, the video illustrates the effectiveness of exposing to the right two stops and overexposing a shot and making some quick adjustments in a color grading and achieving the best results.

Before/After color grading

Ahmed Hassan - Gara Eh (Official Video)DOP: Mo Ismael
Editor: Emshad Al Haq
Colourist: Sudip Shrestha
Post Production: Pixel House UAE
Universal Music MENA

Pixelhouse Production

Pixel House is based in Dubai and started operations in 2013 with a main focus on producing TV shows and video production projects.

For more information please visit : pixelhouse.ae

Pixelhouse music video production "Sa’at Bansaha" by Magra B

PIXELHOUSE MUSIC PRODUCTION

Pixelhouse production, dubai has recently launched Pixelhouse music to promote local and international music artist, filmmaker and creative talents. Now, Artists and Labels can benefit from our services to promote their music. We work closely with independent musicians and recording companies to develop their multimedia projects.

We can manage the whole production process. Our team can work on a screenplay provided by the Customer. Otherwise, we can write a tailor made script. Our filming crew develops that into high quality video content that really matches the song.

We offers customized solutions to suit different music projects. We can handle a wide range of productions. Our video crew specializes filming singers, musicians, bands, or even orchestras performing. We supply locations, lighting kits, props, actors, and all the personnel and the equipment required to shoot music videos.

We also film live music events, concerts and shows. Our services include live streaming and broadcasting. Pixelhouse productions provides music video production in Abu Dhabi and Dubai, UAE.

Please feel free to contact us for any of our services. For more information please visit www.pixelhouse.ae

Credits :- Singer - MAGRA B Featuring - WALAA TAHA Cinematographer & Colorsit - SUDIP SHRESTHA Editor - EMSHAD AL HAQ 2nd Camera - HASHMI Production Assistant - PRASAD PRIYADARSHANA Camera Assistant - HAKIM LOMALA Art Director - SHRUTI OZA Sylist - SUSANNA OSEYAN Production Manager - AJMAL PM Music Composer - MAGRA B Lyrics - AHMED FARED Music Arranger - FEELO Sound Engineering - OMAR SALAH Song Mastering - JASSEM MOHAMED Recorded at - STUDIO AL WATAN Artistic Production - AHMED AL HARMAWEY

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Best lut for vlogs - DSLR

Click on image to download the luts.

Click on image to download the luts.

These luts for vlogger are perfect to make your footage more cinematic.

This LUT pack will be some base luts to get you a finished look or to a good starting point. It works with  Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut XDavinci Resolve and Assimilate Scratch.

Disclaimer

  • We have designed a creative lut.
  • It is calibrated for properly exposed and white balanced image in standard camera settings.
  • You will have to manually adjust temperature, tint and exposure if encountered unexpected results.
  • For any DSLR clips shot in Neutral picture settings.
  • Developed using 3dlutcreator.

Color Grading a tv show SADEEM in Pixelhouse

Sadeem is a 30-episode documentary that aims to inform viewers of the successes of humanity in all areas of life and how their efforts have enabled them to uncover some of the mystery of the universe, focusing on the giant step towards Mars, United Arab Emirates.

Color Grading Sadeem TV show

Shot in Sony FS7
Colorist - Sudip Shrestha
PIXELHOUSE PRODUCTIONS, UAE

Colour grading is enhancing the raw image that was shot on film or digital media to present to an audience on different formats. It is the bridge between the camera and the screen. There is a technical translation aspect to it, as well as allowing for a creative side of the process. The cinematographer has a chance here to enhance the image for the audience to enjoy the intended vision of the film or program. Colour grading has replaced the ‘colour timing’ process that was previously done in a film laboratory.

The role of the colourist is to help enhance that image and to be the cinematographer’s ‘hands’ by understanding his vision and making sure the audience will see the program or film in the way the cinematographer intended it be viewed. The colourist has a responsibility to convey the cinematographer’s intent. Obviously we (colourists) give creative input and have the technical know-how to carry out this process.

Color grading for Bahrain media industry from Pixel House

- Colorist : Sudip Shrestha - Pixelhouse.ae

Pixelhouse production, Dubai is providing remote color grading solution for Bahrain Media Industry.

For any sorts of business inquiry please contact dyca@pixelhouse.ae

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Download Davinci Resolve 12.5 lite FREE

Davinci Resolve 12.5 FREE DOWNLOAD

LITE VERSION

Blackmagic Design's DaVinci Resolve is a high-end color correction suite replete with an elaborate control surface designed for professional colorists. It costs $30,000.
There's $1,000 software-only version that runs on Mac, Windows and Linux - Davinci Resolve Studio and Free  Davinci Resolve Lite version.

What you miss in Davinci Resolve Lite Version?

Collaborative Team Work
Database Server Option to share database with multiple Resolves.
Remote grading
Edit Sizing
Real time noise reduction
Extended HDR grading controls
Motion Effects palette with noise reduction and motion blur.
Added support for DaVinci Color Transform Language, .dctl
ResolveFX Film Grain - GPU accelerated, 
ResolveFX Lens Flare
ResolveFX Lens Blur
Real Time Timeline Power Mastering
UHD Limit

ACES - Demystified- Andreas Brueckl

Senior colorist Andreas Brueckl

Andreas Brueckl is founder of the Colormeup! academy and one of Europe's most respected colorists.
In the last few years he was grading about 200 TVCs a year as well as multiple tv shows, feature films and documentaries. Beside grading he was also supervising as lead colorist.
He works as a colorist on Baselight, DaVinci Resolve, Assimilate Scratch and Nucoda Filmmaster.

Andreas Brueckl is booked worldwide, color grading campaigns for e.g.: Vodafone, CocaCola, Volkswagen, Toyota, Audi, L’Oreal, Wella, Omo, HSBC, Magnum and many more.

He has published a couple of colorgrading tutorials.
Check out his tutorial-channel on vimeo

Since December 2014 he is exclusively contracted as Lead Colorist at Imagica SEA / Pinewood Studios in Malaysia.

If you are interested in a grading session, please get in contact.
Remote grading is also possible.

Contact: email

Skype: andreasbrckl
Follow me on Facebook: Fanpage
Vimeo-Channel: https://vimeo.com/colorgrading
List of his projects: www.crew-united.com

 

Color Grading in Davinci Resolve 12.5 - Dubai

Hollywood's most powerful color corrector!

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 combines professional non-linear video editing with the world’s most advanced color corrector so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! DaVinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! From creative editing and multi camera television production to high end finishing and color correction, only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films.

What’s New in DaVinci Resolve 12.5

DaVinci Resolve 12.5 is a massive update with over 1,000 enhancements and 250 new features that give editors and colorists dozens of new editing and trimming tools, incredible new media management and organization functions, new retiming effects, enhanced keyframe controls, on-screen text editing, new ResolveFX plug-ins and much more! The re-designed node editor is easier and more intuitive to use, there are new HDR grading tools, vastly improved noise reduction, lens distortion correction, a completely redesigned Deliver page for outputting projects and a new Fusion Connect command for round tripping visual effects shots between DaVinci Resolve and Fusion!

The world’s most advanced color grading tools.

DaVinci color correctors have been the standard in post production since 1984. There are thousands of colorists worldwide who understand the performance, quality and workflow of DaVinci. DaVinci Resolve features unlimited grading with the creative tools colorists need and incredible multi GPU real time performance. That’s why DaVinci is the name behind more feature films, commercials, television productions, documentaries and music videos than any other grading system!

Contact Us to visit our Color Grading Suite in Dubai, UAE.

 

The invention of color -Philip Ball

How did art get its colour?

Today, the artist's palette is arguably taken for granted, with more than a rainbow of colours available to the painter. And yet were it not for chemistry and the inventions enabled by the evolution of industry and technology, many of the colours that we know today may not have emerged.

In this lecture, one of a series hosted by the University of Bristol exploring some of the cornerstone ideas across the sciences, writer and Bristol Physics graduate Philip Ball talks about the intersection of art, science and creativity. 

He shows how in order to truly understand the history of art, one must appreciate the origins of the artist's palette and the process followed by such greats as Van Gogh and Picasso in creating their masterpieces.

Philip Ball, Big Ideas in Science lecture, University of Bristol: The Invention of Colour – lecture on how chemistry created new colours for artists throughout the ages and what effect that had on their art.

Scratch VR - with Scratch pad

Gesture-based grading panel of Assimilate

In addition to the already known support for all relevant panels Assimiliate is now bringing out a separate panel. Instead only illuminated buttons, the first version of the scratchpad (tentative name) will be provided with holographic buttons that könnnen show a continuation of the LED button 3D graphics. So Grading of Stereo3D content is more intuitive.

Encoders are recognized by Mocap-Camera, and so to a not depreciable (no moving parts), on the other hand for hand size, attitude and My personal and cultural preferences individually customized. There is the price any information, a first model will be on display at NAB.

Kinect compositing

The compositing features from scratch now work with the Microsoft Kinect together - so can be placed in the room via gesture control each element, and my posture arerelighting and DOF adjusted. S. Urkel, Head of Development, continued: "One problem with the Colorists is that the attitude of the panel can be harmful in the long term - that's why we are of assimilates with the new Kinect interface the only software provider for fit, movable Grader!"

Instagrading

Since many Grader anyway only use three different looks, features Assimilate now From web photo sharing app known "Instagram filter" to which the kit allows in cooperation with the LUTs a potty Grading - and so also error by the appointed makes interns impossible.

Support for LDR

Unique in Coloristenwelt is the support for LDR grading which, in view of current developments in the broadcasting sector "practically transmission standard was" so Urkle.The saving useless dynamic stages saves link bandwidth and prevents compression artifacts, particularly in H264 and WebM videos. A low-dynamic-range Legalizer, automated LUTs and practical converter nodes are available in the screen that appears to NAB version each user.

2-bit Mode

In order to leverage particular the contrast range of the monitors in the grading suite, Scratch is also an alternative interface with a matching codec available - in the 2: 0: 0 color space can be reduced all the videos on the essentials.

Chrome & consorts

"With the election of ChromeOS we ensure that the users of tomorrow can take full advantage of the power of Scratch. By connecting to mobile operating systems we open the door to new forms of creative work! "Says Product Manager S. Urkel. Furthermore, the new features are adapted to the needs of users - in order to create space for creative ideas in modern pipelines.

At NAB should at Assimilate booth Grading-enabled Chromebooks be seen with Scratch, and demo models further scratch ports. eS, BSD, Be / OS and Plan9 to the users are in the course of the second quarter are available, with the aim to develop the full force even in network environments - the link between the systems provides Scratch Web forth.Assimilate told that this choice of operating system found long-term market research - the systems with the best chance to still be relevant in 15 years.

Scratch VR

There was a whole bunch of new VR headsets to the updated Gear- and Oculus Rift versions to newly published Google Cardboard Plastic , thus already assisted in its development Assimilate was involved early on and the device to release.

Scratch Full - On Mobile

Another supported operating system for the full version of Scratch is Android (from version 6.1). According Assimilate as graders and finishers are on the move have access to all features, so far a hardware calibratable phone (list of available models) possess.

Scratch OS

Birdman - Outstanding color grading feature film 2015 (HPA)

The Hollywood Post Alliance (HPA) has unveiled the winners of the 10th Annual HPA Awards this evening at a gala celebration held at the Skirball Cultural Center in Los Angeles.  The HPA Awards recognize individuals and companies for outstanding contributions made in the creation of feature films, television, commercials, and entertainment content enjoyed around the world.

Honors were bestowed in craft categories honoring behind the scenes artistry, Engineering Excellence, and Creativity and Innovation.  Leon D. Silverman, a founder and current president of the HPA, was the recipient of the prestigious HPA Lifetime Achievement Award.

The winners of the 2015 HPA Awards are:

Outstanding Color Grading – Sponsored by Dolby

Outstanding Color Grading – Feature Film

WINNER:
“Birdman” Steven J. Scott // Technicolor

NOMINEES:
“Monsoon” Charles Boileau // Post-Moderne

“Lady of Csejte” Keith Roush // Roush Media

“The Boxtrolls” John Daro // FotoKem

“Whiplash” Natasha Leonnet // Modern VideoFilm

Outstanding Color Grading – Television

WINNER:
“Boardwalk Empire – Golden Days for Boys and Girls” John Crowley // Technicolor PostWorks NY

NOMINEES:
“Game of Thrones – Hardhome” Joe Finley // Chainsaw, Inc.

“Masters of Sex – A Parliament of Owls” Matt Lear // Sony Pictures Television

“Olive Kitteridge – Incoming Tide” Pankaj Bajpai // Encore

“Sense8 – What’s Going On?” Tony Dustin // Technicolor

Outstanding Color Grading – Commercial

WINNER:
Lincoln – “Intro” Tom Poole // Company 3

NOMINEES:
Caterpillar – “Lantern Festival” Rob Sciarratta // Company 3

Dodge – “Wisdom” Beau Leon // Company 3

Lexus – “Face Off” Dave Hussey // Company 3

Toyota – “Harrier” Siggy Ferstl // Company 3

Online color test challenge -Xrite

How well do you see color?

FACT: 1 out of 255 women and 1 out of 12 men have some form of color vision deficiency. Take the online color challenge, based on the Farnsworth Munsell 100 Hue .

Regardless of your color vision score, your ability to see color accurately depends on many factors.

  • Lighting: Light plays a significant role in color perception. It's actually the color of the light that determines the color your brain will perceive. Examine samples side-by-side when comparing colors, preferably under controlled lighting conditions.
  • Backgrounds Effects: A phenomenon called simultaneous contrast means that the background upon which we’re evaluating color strongly affects our eye's ability to correctly perceive the color.
  • Retinal Fatigue: Our eyes get tired very easily. When we stare at an object for longer than a few seconds, chemicals in our eyes start to deplete and begin sending incorrect information to our brains.
  • Poor Color Memory: Our brains find it extremely difficult to remember the specifics of any given color. Even looking at two colors across the room from each other to see if they match is a challenge.
  • Age: As we get older, color perception starts to fade. However, color perception isn’t just innate; it's also a learned skill.
  • Accept the color test challenge. Click Here.