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The Color Consistency of House of Cards

Chris Wade noticed something interesting about the color combination of House of Cards – every shot features blue in the foreground and yellow in the back. To be clear, House of Cards has excellent cinematography. Every shot is composed with precision and austere elegance, all emphasizing the cold, calculating world of Frank Underwood. In this podcast interview, the series cinematographer Read MoreRead More

The Dawn of Technicolor

“The Dawn of Technicolor” is the first detailed history of Technicolor’s formative years. Authors James Layton and David Pierce recount the first two decades of one of the most widely recognized names in the American film industry, painstakingly reconstructing the company’s early years from a wealth of previously untapped internal documentation, studio production files, firsthand Read MoreRead More

How to Pick the Right Color Grading Software

Wolfcrow goes over the fundamental differences between the color correction applications that are available in your NLE or for relatively little money. Choosing a color correction software is not easy if you’re a beginner. In its simplest form, the question runs like this: “Which color correction or grading software will give me the best quality Read MoreRead More

Exploring Tim Burton’s use of Color

There are two sides to Tim Burton that come across in most of his work. Through the use of a variety of light sources, color tones, and his hand-painted characters he expressively creates two separate, colorful worlds that captivate viewers and tickle their imaginations: a dark, grey scale Gothic world, and a goofy world, filled Read MoreRead More

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

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