Independent Filmmaker's Guide

Episode #39

July 20, 2021


How The Colorist Becomes a Storyteller | Documentary Filmmaking

With the rise of high-quality documentary filmmaking in recent years, the importance of the documentary colorist has come to the forefront.

In this episode, Steve sits down with filmmaker and colorist, Robert Arnold. Robert is the founder of Lateral Films where he works extensively on documentary features, including 2020’s Stray “following the world of Zeytin, a stray dog living life on the streets of Istanbul” (- IMBDb.com). Be sure to check it out on Hulu.

Today’s discussion runs deep, from debates on resolution vs. color science, utilizing degraded footage, to how working remotely has now become an integral part of the daily workflow.

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IFG is created by Framework Productions. This episode was directed by James Allerdyce, produced and edited by Matt Mundy & Audrey Rae McHale, and hosted by Steven Pierce. The music is by Glass Boy. Find his music on freemusicarchive.org.