Colour Grading London

Freelance Colour Grading Services for Award-Winning Feature Films, Shorts, TV Commercials, Documentaries, Corporate & Music Videos. Optimised for Remote Grading.

La Boquilla

All the Colours of the World Are Between Black and White


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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


Freelance Colour Grading Services
for Independent Filmmakers, Corporate Video Teams and Agencies

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Are you an independent film director, producer or DP? Are you an agency looking to outsource your colour grading to a professional and experience freelance colourist you can trust?

Colour Grading London is a boutique, independent colour grading studio based in Camden, the creative pulse of London (UK). Founded by award-winning filmmaker and colourist Matt Mahmood-Ogston.

If your project is a feature film, short film, art house, documentary, TV commercial, corporate or social media video our expertise in colour correction and colour grading can take your content to a whole new level of engagement.

Our colour studio is optimised for remote projects and 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.    

Our services and pricing are optimised for remote grading and welcome clients in the UK and internationally. In-person colour grading sessions are also available.

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Matt Mahmood-Ogston - Freelance Colourist London

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Colour Grading London is a professional colour service that delivers Hollywood-quality cinematic colour to independent filmmakers, post-production 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, 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 short film, documentary, 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 projects.

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Journal of a Freelance Colourist in London

West Anderson's The Grand Budapest Hotel

Avoid the Biggest Indie Filmmaking Mistake: Neglecting Colour Grading

Colour grading transforms good films into unforgettable ones. In the world of independent filmmaking, colour grading plays a crucial role in the final look and aesthetic of the film. It allows filmmakers to set a certain tone and mood that aligns with the narrative, enhancing the storytelling ability beyond the script and performance. Independent filmmakers, who often work with limited budgets, find colour grading to be a game-changer, as it adds depth and a professional touch to their projects. Colour grading often distinguishes their films in a highly competitive market. Colour is a powerful tool for every filmmaker; it can tell a story within a…

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Cinematic Colour Grading: Understanding Colour Theory

At its core, colour theory is the study of how colours interact with one another. Understanding how colours work together can help you create a visually appealing and effective colour palette. There are three primary elements of colour theory: hue, saturation, and brightness. Hue refers to the actual colour of an object, such as red, blue, or yellow. Saturation refers to the intensity or purity of a colour. A highly saturated colour is bright and vivid, while a desaturated colour is more muted. Brightness, or value, refers to the lightness or darkness of a colour. In colour theory, several models describe colour relationships, including the…

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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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