Thoughts, ideas and learnings from a freelance Colourist based in London.

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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What’s the difference between Colour Correction and Colour Grading?

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 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. Perhaps a face needs a little more light, or the colour in a talent's eyes need to brought out more. Maybe part of the frame - or…

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Lola - AFTER Grade - Colour Grading London

New Site Launches for Colour Grading London

I'm excited to welcome you to my brand spankin' shiny new website! A little bit about me I've always been interested in filmmaking and storytelling. In 2019 I completed my first documentary, My God, I'm Queer - a groundbreaking documentary with a very important message behind it. The film was shortlisted for two awards and screened in the UK, Canada and India. The film is now distributed by Film4 and Channel4 in the UK. As the pandemic took hold across the UK in 2020 I began my journey as a Film Colourist. I invested in a…

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Matt Mahmood-Ogston - Freelance Colourist London

Stunningly Beautiful Colour Grading & Colour Correction Request free quote

My name is Matt and I’m a Colourist (Colour Grader) and award-winning Filmmaker based in London.

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.

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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