I interviewed Brian De Herrera-Schnering, a colorist for Pinto Pictures who has flexed his color-grading muscles on everything from commercials and corporate projects to feature-length films. We talked about what has changed due to the pandemic, what remains the same in every era, and how he stays inspired.
Color is one part of the creative process that has distinct advantages to being completed in person. Typically, you’re working with the original footage, which can be quite large and hard to transfer over the internet. If you’re the client, it’s best to see exactly what the colorist is seeing. If you’re the colorist, you definitely want your client approving the color on your color calibrated monitor.