Paul Lear is an experienced and innovative colorist. Considered one of the elite in the color grading industry, Paul began his career in the lion’s den of film and television. From those early years in Hollywood, to the present in the new film empire of New Zealand, Paul has spent the last 20 years educating himself and others on the vast array of color grading technology. With the da Vinci on the Ursa Gold, Diamond, Spirit, or Millennium, Baselight BLT and Baselight 4, he has mastered both the technology as well as developed new methods of coloring that are now utilized by colorists everywhere including his most recent foray into stereoscopic grading.
Having operated the Baselight since its inception, Paul has spent over seven years endeavoring to make himself a master of the technology. With 13 feature films, 100 hours of television drama, and innumerable commercials and short films completed on the Baselight, he has explored every aspect of the system. He has demonstrated Baselight on behalf of Filmlight at NAB, and post houses in Moscow, Los Angeles, Chicago, Melbourne, and Sydney, and has trained colorists in Hong Kong, Sydney, Hollywood, Moscow, Taipei, Los Angeles and New Zealand. He also created www.Baselight-tutorials.com and all the Baselight tutorials to help other colorist learn to new and every changing technology.
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