DeMystify Color – Online Education and Resources Platform for Color Grading

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DeMystify Color - Online Education and Resources Platform for Color Grading

DeMystify Color is a new online platform from an Austrian colorist Nico Wieseneder. It offers lots of curated content, like a resource library with articles, free footage to download, educational resources, useful forum threads and more for getting into color grading and figuring out workflows. It currently runs in the beta version and is available with 20% discount.

DeMystify Color. Background image credit: Atomic, Thomas Dunzendorfer (DP & Dir.)

Color grading is a relatively complex area of the post-production process with certain rules. For many filmmakers, color grading begins and ends with applying a LUT to their footage. There are also, unfortunately, many misunderstandings and misconceptions regarding color grading out there. For those who want to really understand the process of color grading and get better at it, there is now a new online platform called DeMystify Color. What does it offer?

DeMystify Color – Online Education and Resources Platform for Color Grading

A colorist based in Vienna, Austria, Nico Wieseneder launched DeMystify Color after he kept seeing the vast amount of misleading and unprofessional resources regarding color grading available on the internet. Nico has been working in the film industry for over 5 years. Since 2018, he has been working as a fulltime colorist. He completed several courses at the International Colorist Academy with Blake Jones in Vienna and Dado Valentic in Berlin. Since then, he worked for many national and international clients.

DeMystify Color is a curated resource library with articles, free footage to download, educational resources, useful forum threads and much more that is relevant for getting into color grading and figuring out workflows. Through this platform, users will find articles from prestigious colorists like Walter Volpatto (The Green Book, Dunkirk,…), Eric Weidt (Mindhunter, House Of Cards, …) and many more.

Example of Nico’s grading work. Credit: Sony Music, Roland Kluger (DP)

On DeMystify, users can also find a shop with Power Grades which Nico developed over the years working as a full-time colorist and a tutorial series with quick tips for DaVinci Resolve. He also offers a tailored one-on-one mentoring program via Skype, Zoom, or similar.

DeMystify Color is currently running in beta version, but Nico is working on more content to come in the next months. If you have any questions, bug reports, feedback or troubles, you can get in touch with Nico here.

Example of Nico’s grading work. Credit: Bandits, René Rodlauer (DP), Marios Glöckner (Dir.)

Pricing and Availability

The yearly subscription to DeMystify Color is priced at €119 (including VAT). There is also a possibility of a monthly subscription priced at €11.20 per month (including VAT).

DeMystify Color Plans

At the moment, however, all subscriptions and shop products on DeMystify are 20% off, which means the yearly subscription is €89 and the monthly subscription is €8.50. More information can be found directly on the DeMystify Color pricing page.

What is your approach to color grading? Where do you get the education from when it comes to color grading? Let us know in the comment section underneath the article.

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