The Foundation of

Color Grading


The Foundation of

Color Grading


6 Lessons

1+ hours of
instructional video

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6 Lessons

1+ hours of
instructional video

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Learn the basics of color grading!

One of the things that separates a good colorist from a great colorist is the ability to do your best work efficiently and consistently. Colorist Derek Johnson sits down and explains the foundation of color grading, revealing tips and tricks to maximize your time so you can focus on the fun and creative parts of color grading.

In The Foundation of Color Grading, Derek guides you through the best hardware and shows you how to dial in your settings and use Optimize Media and Scene Cut Detection to maximize your performance. Now’s your chance to develop your skills with advanced tools, among other key insights so you can grow into the great colorist you were always meant to be!

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  • Derek Johnson the foundation of color grading
  • Derek Johnson the foundation of color grading
  • Derek Johnson


  • 01-Project Settings
  • 02-Hardware
  • 03-Keyboard Shortcuts
  • 04-Optimize Media
  • 05-Scene Cut Detection
  • 06-Speeding Workflow

About The Mentor

Derek Johnson is a Digital Loader/DIT with credits on commercials and films like Need for Speed, Nightcrawler, The Ridiculous 6, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 2: Out of the Shadows. Johnson first began his career back in 2012 as an intern of Hurlbut Visuals before becoming the personal assistant of Shane Hurlbut, ASC. Derek’s career quickly progressed to working on major motion pictures.


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