Benjamin Packer

April Inspiration

Benjamin Packer
April Inspiration

Watch

This Month’s viewing obsession has been Sex Education. The story of a highschool boy that follows in his mother’s path, giving out sex therapy to the other students. It is funny and light hearted viewing.

 

Learn

From one of the most recent graduates of UP.GRADE comes an exploration of colour reproduction using common online platforms. Many have come up against this issue before; an export from the grade looks different when the agency or producers watch it on their laptop or iphone. This goes into just one of the issues that are at play.

Here is some bonus viewing from the SMTPE summit, covering the use of 3D LUTs in modern workflows. This isn’t you’re run of the mill ‘look’ LUTs, this is a very analytical look confirming the minimum cube sizes for SDR and addresses the use of 3D LUTs in HDR workflows. Worth the twenty minutes of viewing. The SMPTE connect account has a lot of great talks from recent events and is great source to keep up with industry developments.

 

Listen

Not sure exactly how I stumbled upon this because my French knowledge is all but non existent. Regardless Marabout is one smooth album. The album from Brussels based rapper, Swing, has some melodic instrumentals, laced with lush strings and piano line. Combined with that accent - it is aural caramel - the perfect background for some of my recent grading sessions.

 

Taste

It is that time of year again in Germany. Even though I’ve been here for almost two years I have unfortunately missed out on the season. This will be my first time truly immersed in the festivities and I am ready for my pee to smell all month long.