Color correction can be the difference between your project looking like a home movie versus being shot by a professional cinematographer. Great color correction and grading can give your film a consistent high quality look and feel that serves the tone and mood of your story. Let WMM handle your color correction professionally at a fraction of the cost because you only pay for that artist and not the overhead of a large facility.
HOW IT WORKS:
After you fill out the form below, we'll contact you with a quote for your project and discuss the tone and feel you're hoping to achieve. Once approved, we'll get to work and submit to you a draft of your project ahead of your deadline. There are three rounds of notes are included in each price quote.
HOW TO KNOW YOU'VE HIRED THE RIGHT COLORIST FOR YOUR PROJECT:
- They have a straightforward plan for how to get your project into their software and back to your editor. Whether that’s by XML from Avid, Premiere, Final Cut Pro X, or Resolve, whoever you hire should have a command of the technical process you need so you can work with them easily. Also, if your editor is having a hard time delivering to your colorist or sound designer, WMM can solve that problem for you here.
- They know how to get things to match shot to shot. Making your shots match within a scene is almost more important than managing a look. “Looks” and LUTs can be sexy and eye catching, but for the most part, you shouldn’t need them. A good colorist will take what your cinematographer already shot and accentuate it in the best possible way and make everything flow together seamlessly. They shouldn’t need to reinvent the look and feel of your movie. You should never watch a movie and say “wow, that’s great color correction”. The best colorists quietly make the cinematographer’s work look amazing and don’t do anything flashy unless the narrative specifically calls for it.
- You can give them your deliverable specs and they’ll know what to get back to you graded in the correct color space. For instance, if they know your deliverable is for YouTube only, they won’t try and charge you for a high end theatrical grade.
- They will charge you for the work on the project and not for the software they used or for all the expensive, fancy gear they paid for but is really no longer necessary with today’s technology.
- They have a straightforward approach to notes and billing and are easy to do business with and aren’t constantly trying to find ways to nickel and dime you.
- MAKE SURE THEY GET ALONG WITH YOUR PICTURE EDITOR. Your picture editor and colorist will be working together closely and need to get along and understand how the other works.