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Colour Grading London

Independent Colour Grading Services for Film, Commercials, Documentaries, Corporate & Music Videos

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FADE

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My Dead Boyfriend’s Girlfriend

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Cinematic Colour Grading for a Nature Documentary

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Doge Dash Ad

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Colour Grading Fashion

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HiHi – Broadcast TV Ad

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Colour Grading to Match Kodak Film Stock

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Creating a Sunset with Colour Grading

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The Subtle Art of Colour Correction – Ballet

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Fixing White Balance – Wedding

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Grading a Car With a Summer Vibe

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Colour Correction – Adding Warmth & Focus

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Colour Correction & Grading for a Rainy Day

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Grading for that Arri Alexa Look

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Basketball Ad

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Urban Cityscape

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Whether your project is a feature film, short film, documentary, TV commercial, corporate or social media video – our expertise in colour correction and colour grading will breathe amazing new colour and light into your project.

Colour Grading London is a boutique, independent colour grading studio based in North London (UK), launched by award-winning filmmaker and Colourist Matt Mahmood-Ogston.

Our colour studio offers both colour correction and colour grading post production services for projects of all sizes and budgets. We use the same Emmy™ award winning image technology used by many of the greatest Hollywood movie blockbusters to colour grade.    

We are optimised for remote grading and welcome clients in the UK and internationally. 

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Matt Mahmood-Ogston - Freelance Colourist London

Stunningly Beautiful Colour Grading & Colour Correction Request free quote

Colour Grading London is a service that delivers Hollywood quality, cinematic colour to independent filmmakers, agencies, non-profits and corporate video teams. Breathe new energy into your production with the same advanced colour techniques used in big budget blockbusters and high-end TV commercials.

Hello, I’m Matt and I’m a Freelance Colourist (Colour Grader) based in London.

I’m passionate about helping you realise your creative vision with breathtaking colour.

 

I use the same Colour Correction and Grading tools used in popular Hollywood films. If your project is a documentary, film or video please get in touch for a free, no obligation consultation.

Competitive daily or fixed project rates are available for all sizes of colour grading and colour correction project.

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Journal of a Freelance Colourist

Wizard Of Oz - Color Grading

A Brief History of Colour Grading in Cinema

In simple terms, colour grading is the process of adjusting, correcting or enhancing the colours used in a film or video. The colour grading and colour correction process is important because it can be used to enhance or change the mood of what audiences experience on their screen, and it can help to create a specific visual style for the project to make it be more memorable.  FREE Colour Grading Quote Request Quote When was the First Colour Film Released?It's widely believed, incorrectly, that colour filmmaking was first introduced by Hollywood in 1939 with the iconic film The Wizard of Oz, however this couldn't be further…

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Face looking in distance - After Colour Grade / Colour Grading London

What is the Importance of Colour Grading in Filmmaking?

Colour is a critically important, often underestimated, element within any type of film or video. It plays a huge role in how audiences emotionally respond to what they see and experience on screen. Different colours, and different shades of colour, can trigger conscious or subconscious thought patterns depending on the colours used. Warm reds or oranges used in a romantic comedy may produce feelings of love, compassion, or togetherness. Deep dark blues used in a spy thriller may lead to feelings of paranoia, isolation and coldness. These are clichéd examples, but I hope illustrate the point. Understanding colour theory isn't just useful for narrative films…

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Colour Grading London - Basketball Ad / Graded

What tools do you use for Colour Correction and Grading?

All colour work is finished in the latest version DaVinci Resolve Studio, a popular choice for Colourists working on some of the biggest films in Hollywood. I accept projects edited in most NLEs including Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro. Components within my colour studio DaVinci Resolve Mini Panel. Blackmagic Ultrastudio 4k (to ensure a colour accurate clean signal). I use three high quality monitors 27inch 5k retina display. 31inch colour calibrated 4k Eizo ColorEdge CG319X monitor. Small 9.7inch dedicated display for monitoring colour scopes. For final finishing and review 65inch LG OLED…

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Colour Grading Node Tree Produced in DaVinci Resolve

Colour Grading vs. Colour Correction – What’s the Difference?

A typical ‘node tree’ created (for a single shot) by a Colourist during the colour grading post. I sometimes get asked - what's the difference between colour correction and colour grading? Can't I just slap on a LUT (Look Up Table) and be done with it? In some circumstances, perhaps you can. But that would be doing a great disservice to the footage you've painstakingly gone to great lengths to create. Even with the best DoP (Director of Photography) producing perfectly exposed shots, there will alway be an opportunity to enhance certain elements within a frame and create a unique, distinct look for your masterpiece.…

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