Colorists at NAB

ICA is a big fan of Colorist Society International, which celebrates its first birthday at NAB 2017 and has organised some group tours with some of its supporters. These events are a great way to meet other colorists during the show, and find out what is new at the same time. As an added incentive, many of…

2017 Oscar Nomination Colorists

In conjunction with Colorist Society International, we are bringing back our search for the colorists on the Oscar nominations. Yes, their credits are buried down at the bottom of the endcrawl, and no, they probably won’t get a mention in any of the acceptance speeches, but you know they (and often their team) watched every…

HDR: An Introduction

What is HDR? Why does it matter? Will it last? And how should we handle it? We’ve been hearing about ‘HDR’ since 2014, and it’s clearly an important and much debated development in the industry. Rather confusingly, HDR has come to mean two quite different things: The use of multiple exposures merged together to capture…

HDR explained

High Dynamic Range (HDR) explained High Dynamic Range (HDR) displays are beginning to appear from several manufacturers. They are destined to revolutionise the entire viewing experience and deliver dramatically improved storytelling for audiences. I have been monitoring (excuse the pun) the technology progress and am now a firm advocate of the potential of HDR and of Dolby…

A new technique…

There is something very exciting and motivating about finding a new technique. Sadly the more experienced we become as individuals and as a profession the less those truly inspired moments come. So I am happy to share this new find with you. Maybe I am not actually the first to have discovered it, but that…

An Interview with Kevin

Regular visitors to our ICA site may have discovered TomParish.com. Tom has taken classes with both Warren and myself so understands our approach to training and self improvement very well. He is a successful colorist but still finds time to research and interview, then post his findings on his site. Most recently Tom and I chatted about…

What I saw at IBC 2014

The most exciting thing I saw was the Free Viewpoint TV (FTV) holodeck.  Yes! The technology that introduced Princess Leia to Luke Skywalker in1977 now exists in our own galaxy and can project holographic images right in front of you.  I would say 3-D images but that term has been so badly abused and confused…

The Lifecycle of an Asset

The word ‘asset’ – or ‘asset management’ – is now used so often that we could be forgiven for forgetting what it means. The Oxford English Dictionary says that an asset is ‘a thing of use or value’, and for most media businesses their content is their lifeblood. So it makes sense to treat content…