How do you choose a colorist?
Posted 03 July 2013 - 12:57 PM
Posted 03 July 2013 - 05:25 PM
The reason to look for a colorist and post house with feature film experience is that some artifacts of color-correction, and decisions on sharpening and/or noise reduction, are more visible on a big theater screen. Though with the advent of large HD monitors in the home, there is less of a quality gap than before.
As for the colorist, you may want to consider how much stylization you plan on adding to the image versus how much naturalism, some colonists lean one way or the other, just like cinematographers... though both should be adaptable to your requests if they are flexible.
Posted 05 July 2013 - 10:58 AM
Keep in mind that generally you get what you pay for. You can find talented colorists that work for less money, but as David said, they may not have the experience with feature film outs or other technical issues that simply come from doing it.
Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:07 AM
Colourists are mysterious creatures of the night....the best ones will find you.