Image Control for iPad does On-Set Color Correction

I thought I’d kick off my absurdly delayed NAB coverage with one of the coolest finds on the show floor.

Image Control from Gamma & Density is an iPad app designed to facilitate on-set color correction. After shooting to a digital file format, you can dial in your color correction using familiar controls. That correction can then be transmitted to your post production team — giving them a time-saving head start on the final correction.  It’s a great way for directors and DPs to quickly and efficiently communicate the desired look.  Often times, simply describing a look to your colorist doesn’t always work (believe me, I know).  But showing them… that almost always works!

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a color-corrected picture (with a detailed report) is worth a million words.  Simple math.

The app is due to be released very soon, with an approximate price of $400.  Yup… $400. A little pricy? Sure, but wasting time in a professional color-correction bay can cost a whole lot more than that! In the right hands, this app can save money, and insure the best results.


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Shang-Chi Director Directed From His iPhone

I enjoyed reading this brief ScreenRant story, so I thought I’d share it here. It describes how Destin Daniel Cretton, the director of Marvel’s Shang-Chi and The Legend of the Ten Rings, was forced to direct an important scene via his iPhone while in the hospital for the birth of his child! Sadly, it doesn’t divulge the details of that unusual workflow, but it’s an excellent reminder that we’re all toting the world’s most versatile piece of filmmaking gear in our pockets and purses!


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