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Interview with Dale Grahn, Colour Timer
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Hi guys you might enjoy this podcast, it's an interview with one of the legends of photochemical colour timing, Dale Grahn. Dale timed Predator, Die Hard and a whole bunch of Spielberg films. He also timed a lot of Disney stuff that no other timer would touch, even working with the various art departments to determine which colour paints would register best on film.

http://coloristpodcast.com/episode-008-dale-grahn
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I'm so glad that Grahn made the remarks that he did about color timing versus colour grading. It's just a US/UK difference in terminology, and I find the attempt to make a hair-splitting distinction between them to be rather annoying.

EDIT: What he said about color wheels strikes a chord too. I've always felt that they offer too much freedom, and I don't like using them.

Grahn comes across as a very down-to-earth guy, someone who'd be great to have a drink with and who would probably be sympathetic to many of the things that we take issue with about modern transfers.
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Can't listen to it from my phone... Sad

Could be possible to transcript it in a text file, then put it here? AFAIK there are some software (even free) that could do that with few errors - always depending by quality of recording and speech intelligibility, of course.
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Have you tried a different browser? If not you should be able to download the file to listen offline.
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That was a wonderful listen. Makes you wish you could indeed have a long conversation with him about how the workflow is supposed to serve the story and not harm it.
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Forgot to add my thanks. It was a great podcast with a really cool expert.

I also liked the criticism of the color wheels but even more I liked his discussion of timing the WB so that the color is consistent as possible as the feature gets printed closer to the release print.

(Side note: I'm probably the only one here that this happened to but when I first saw his name, I saw Dave Gahan and thought of Depeche Mode, lol)
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Nope. You're not the only one. Wink
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