EDL Extension Cleaner
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by JOHN DARO
1M ago
Download I needed to remove the extensions from the filenames in an edl today, so I wrote this right quick. I’m sure some of you out there will need it too or at the very least a template to do something more complicated. It’s written for Python 2.6 and up. import os import sys import re import string ###v3 changed to work only on lines that start with 00 import re def process_text(input_filename, output_filename): """Removes extra characters from filenames in the input file and writes the processed text to the output file.""" with open(input_filename, 'r') as input_file: # Open in ..read more
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Big Congratulations to tonight's HPA winners
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by JOHN DARO
3M ago
Cheers to my old Fotokem mentors for taking down wins tonight. Stoked to see the judges get it right this year with awards for Kostas Theodosiou (Oppenheimer) and Walter Volpatto (Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty ..read more
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Come join us at the Linwood Dunn Theater for a SMPTE Hollywood and Colorist Society Hollywood Oct. 5 event.
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by JOHN DARO
5M ago
Click here for the Eventbrite Link Location Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences Linwood Dunn Theater 1313 Vine Street Los Angeles, CA 90028 SMPTE Hollywood Section will explore best practices for HDR/SDR workflows at its October meeting. Hosted by SMPTE Hollywood Section and Colorist Society Hollywood in association with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, this event will include technical presentations and a panel discussion from some of the industry’s top colorists, workflow specialists and innovators. The free event is scheduled for Thursday, October 5 at 6:00pm at ..read more
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Post Perspective - Color Pipeline: Virtual Roundtable
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by JOHN DARO
7M ago
Here is a Q&A I was recently included in. Check out the full article here at postperspective.com Warner Bros. Post Creative Services Colorist John Daro My mission control station at HQ Warner Bros. Post Production Creative Services is a post house on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank. “We specialize in feature films and high-end episodic projects, with picture and sound finishing under one roof. We also have editorial space and visual effects offices just one building over, so we truly are a one-stop shop for post.”  What does your setup look like tools-wise? I have been a devotee of ..read more
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Congratulations "Dear Mama" Emmy Nomination
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by JOHN DARO
8M ago
“Dear Mama” Emmy nomination for Best Documentary or Nonfiction Series Congratulations to Allen Hughes and the Dear Mama team on their well-deserved recognition. I am crossing my fingers for an Emmy win on the day! https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/tv/tv-news/2023-emmys-nominations-nominees-list-1235533766/ Check out the Work here ..read more
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100 Years of Warner Bros.
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by JOHN DARO
10M ago
The team and I just finished up this documentary on the last 100 years of my favorite studio. I might be slightly biased, but I really enjoyed the piece and learned a ton about where I work. You can check out the trailer below and see it on Max May 25th. The stuff dreams are made of. This was an ACES project mastered in Rec.2020 at 1000 nits. The Dolby system was used to create the 48nit theatrical version playing at the Cannes film festival and the 100nit 709 version that sourced the trailer above ..read more
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Dear Mama
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by JOHN DARO
10M ago
Well, if you are my age and grew up in the ’90s, you listened to Tupac. Even all of us white boys from Camarillo knew every word to every song. His music really was the soundtrack to the last decade of the millennium and my youth. Watch here Tonight is the final installment of FX’s most-watched unscripted series about Tupac and his relationship with his mother. Perfect for a Mother’s Day weekend! Go check it out on FX tonight or streaming on Hulu tomorrow. Allen Hughes directed this insightful docuseries. Fitting because Allen and his brother directed Tupac’s early music videos. Sure, there ..read more
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Come Join Me at NAB
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by JOHN DARO
11M ago
Let’s meet up! Drop me a line on the contact page and come join our NAB group as we hit the show. Contact Here Talk some shop at Filmlight’s colorist mixer at NAB Monday at 5:30 pm at the Vesper Bar. Cosmopolitan Vesper Bar Monday April 17, 5:30pm   Join us between 5:30-7:30pm to meet up with the FilmLight team and your fellow colorists, and enjoy our happy hour. Register Also, check out the Colorist Society’s Lou Levinson speak on remote workflows at this panel. Remote Collaborations – Color Grading in the Cloud More Info I hope to see all of you pixel ninjas there ..read more
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Cheers to "The Sea Beast" Best Animated Feature Film Nomination!
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by JOHN DARO
1y ago
Sending a big cheers and congratulations to Netflix and The Sea Beast crew for their nomination today. The film is a beautiful culmination of an elite group of artists' fantastic work. I am super grateful and proud to have been a part of the team. Cheers to "The Sea Beast" Best Animated Feature Film Oscar Nomination! Flippers crossed for a win on the day! Best Animated Feature Film Nominations “Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio,” Guillermo del Toro, Mark Gustafson, Gary Ungar and Alex Bulkley “Marcel the Shell With Shoes On,” Dean Fleischer Camp, Elisabeth Holm, Andrew Gold ..read more
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How To - Dolby Vision
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by JOHN DARO
1y ago
Dolby Vision - How To and Best Practices What is Dolby Vision Dolby Vision is a way to dynamically map HDR to different display targets. At its core, the system analyzes your media and transforms it to ranges less than your mastering target, typically SDR 100 nits. Project Setup The first step is to license your machine. Once that is in place you need to set up your project. Go into settings and set your CMU(Content Mapping Unit) version. Back in the day, we used an external box, but nowadays the software does it internally. You will also need to set which version. V4 is the current iteration ..read more
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