Posts in Color Grading
Six Months with the Ursa Mini Pro

It may only be a tool, but it's the best tool I've ever owned. I've really enjoyed shooting with the Ursa Mini Pro, so much so, I've barely picked up my Canon C100 Mark II in the past few months. 

My initial thought was that I'd use my Ursa to shoot narrative pieces and leave the run and gun stuff to my C100, but the more I shot with the Ursa, the more I realized it can handle the majority of shooting conditions I find myself in.

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Color Grading Ursa Mini Pro

I've posted a few other articles about working with the Blackmagic Design Ursa Mini Pro which I bought about a month ago and immediately used on a feature. I really, really like the camera and I'm dying to use it some more.

I tested the camera by shooting a lot of RAW 4:1 around my house but I'm not planning on sharing any of that because it is boring. 

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Ursa Mini Pro - Some Impressions

If you're a lazy bastard then let me save you some time and tell you that the Ursa Mini Pro is the best camera I have ever used. (As reference I have shot films with the following - Bolex 16mm, Blackmagic Cinema Camera, Canon XL-1, Canon 7D, Canon 5D Mark III, Canon C100, Canon C100 Mark II, GoPro 1, 3, and 4, Panasonic DVX100B, Panasonic GH4, Red Scarlet, some Nikon camera I don't recall, Sony A7s, Sony FS5, and some other shitty cameras too shitty to mention.)

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4 Helpful Davinci Resolve Resources

Coloring your footage used to be a thing you would hand off to a dedicated colorist and for good reason - colorists can make a huge difference in the way your film looks as they are masters at understanding and manipulating luminance and color.

Not every project can afford to bring on a colorist which is a shame - with a lot of filmmakers shooting log and raw footage from their digital cameras, there is definitely color work needed in post. 

I have personally struggled with color for years. I taught myself to color correct an image but creating a look for a film or having all my shots across a film look consistent was hard and at times frustrating. Working on short turnarounds probably didn't help any.

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