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Joe Beirne

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About Joe Beirne

  • Birthday 08/08/1959

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    I am a humble student of cinematography as seen from a post-production perspective.

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  1. I've got to cut you off here. I probably spend more of my life in VFX/compositing than in a color correction suite, but this ranking you claim between the capabilities of an After Effects workstation and DaVinci/Poggle. etc is simply false. Certainly there has been a convergence of functionality between compositing/VFX and color-correction per se. Among the loudest proponents of this extended functionality have been the colorists themselves. And there is indeed a great deal of interaction between color and FX work. This has historically required a back-and-forth collaboration between the timer and the FX crew: it would be great if that could be achieved without as much delay & frustration, maybe even with a single tool or a common interface. But to claim that there are "orders of magnitude" of technical and artistic difficulty between the task of the colorist and that of the FX artist is a specious. Your view implies either an exaggerated estimate of the VFX problem or a naively simplistic estimate of the timing problem. If AfterEffects were, as you claim, even as much as 10 times more "competent" than a modern color-correction suite, the world would be a far, far better place. (And AE is great, mind you.) In the end, this dichotomy is a false one anyway. The depth of specialization that a person in our industry can sustain is pretty deep: that does not imply that they contribute less or that their skills are less estimable, technically or aesthetically. Some tools are similarly specialized. That can work too. But if I had to give up one tool in filmmaking, I would give up the entire field of digital effects before I gave up color timing. Joe Beirne, New York <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
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