edit • color • deliver

film and video color grading and editorial in san diego

edit • color • deliver

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1Post is Brent Altomare, Editor & Colorist

“My job is to take your footage and make it the best it can be.”

Photo courtesy of Robert Bradford


+ What does a colorist do?

A colorist starts by balancing the colors in your footage, as well as fixing problems like mismatched camera settings, improper white balance, over- or under-exposure, and imperfect lighting. This is generally referred to as primary color correction and usually deals with your entire image

Once you have a good base to the color and exposure on your footage, a colorist can move to secondary color correction, where specific issues or modifications to color and exposure can be addressed. For instance, making the grass a little greener or skin tones warmer.

Finally, a colorist dives into what is often called color grading. This step can be the most creative part of the process. The colorist will work with the director and/or the cinematographer to create the "look" of the project. This can be subtle or extreme. The best color grades are planned before cameras start rolling, and are the result of the colorist working closely with the entire creative team (from director to cinematographer to in preproduction.

Basically, my job as a colorist is to take your footage and make it the best it can be.

+ Can I come to your office for a session?


+ Do you also do production or only postproduction?


+ How long does it take to finish a project?


+ How much will [MY PROJECT] cost?


+ Do you accept interns?


+ How can I learn to be a filmmaker?


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