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Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition by Alexis Van Hurkman

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Foreword

This is the book I’ve been waiting for: the definitive book on grading for colorists and aspiring colorists alike.

I’ve been involved in postproduction since 1983. Over the years I have color corrected more than 3,000 music videos, countless commercials, and numerous television shows and features. I’ve worked with some of the most talented directors, actors, and singers in the world. I can’t imagine any other job where I could have had such an impact on pop culture. I love what I do, and I’m so happy that this book will lead more people to a fulfilling career in grading.

I started my color correction career in Toronto, Canada, at a post house called The Magnetic North Corporation. Color correction was still relatively new. We had a Rank ...

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