Colour Grading is a creative process that can be used to enhance specific shots, or entire productions, to meet the needs of the director and story.
We can bring out and emphasise the details of an underexposed face, turn daylight scene to night, add warmth to an otherwise cold shot… or completely transform a colour palette to create the emotion and feeling needed to tell your story.
Whether your film or video is a documentary, narrative, event or corporate production – my expertise in colour correction and grading will help introduce a powerful new dimension into your project
Colour Correction is a technical process that fixes colour issues, such as exposure (under or over), colour temperature, undesired colour shifts, or using ‘dodging and burning’ techniques to bring out, or hide specific parts of each shot.
The goal of this process is to make footage appear as natural and consistent as possible across the film.
Colour Grading is also a technical process, but its goal is to transform footage into a consistent, creative visually complete production as the director intended. Colour grading adds emotion, atmosphere, colour treatments and can radically change the entire colour palette used on a film.
The grading process can transform day shots in to night shots, or change summer scenes to winter scenes. Grading takes advantage of colour theory to persuade your audience to feel the way you’d like them to feel.
Colour grading is typically done once colour correction is complete.
Our 4K calibrated post production colour suite is based in North London and is optimised for working on remote projects. So wherever you or production team are located we can happily work as an integrated member of your team.
We now have a dedicated website for our colour service – Colour Grading London
All colour work is finished in the latest version DaVinci Resolve Studio, a popular choice for Colourists working on some of the biggest films in Hollywood. We can accept projects edited in most NLEs including Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro.
DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel
Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4k to ensure colour accuracy
Monitors – 5k Retina display + Colour calibrated 4k Eizo ColorEdge CG319X monitors
Dedicated monitors for monitoring colour scopes.
If your project is a documentary, film or video on any budget – please get in touch to see how I can transform your production into a masterpiece using breathtaking colour.
Colour Grading London (CGL) is the service name we use for our specialist Colour Grading service. It’s still the same company and service behind it, it just operates on its own website.