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House of Cards: Coloring the Game-Changing Netflix Series

Season 2 of the pioneering Netflix series “House of Cards” brought a number of changes, including new Lead Colorist Laura Jans-Fazio. She spoke to Creative COW about her approach to this visually distinctive show, her remote collaboration with Executive Producer David Fincher, and her use of the Baselight grading system for fast turnarounds with the Read MoreRead More

Wes Anderson’s Colour Palettes

Take a look at the retro color palette of the auteur filmmaker: Wes Anderson. The fictional worlds evoked in film by director Wes Anderson have such a precise colouration – the very particular pastel-hues that paint the skies, drench the buildings and dress the characters, render Anderson’s microcosms almost dream-like. The hazy-hued lens through which Read MoreRead More

An Introduction to Color Concepts and Terminology

Oliver Peters breaks down some of the history behind color correcting and grading and the basic terminology. All of our concepts stems from the film lab processes known as color timing. Originally this described the person who knew how long to leave the negative in the chemical bath to achieve the desired results (the “timer”). Once Read MoreRead More

Determining If A Photo Should Be Left In Color Or Converted To Black And White

In our perpetual quest to find interesting images to add to your visual memory, we come across a lot of pictures that have been turned black and white. When your shooting photographs – the question of color or no color often pops up – here’s a few strategies from the folks at FStoppers on when Read MoreRead More

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