To me Baselight is 'the other' colour grading software.
Obviously there are other, other colour grading programs that a lot of the industry uses (such as Assimilate Scratch) but Baselight and DaVinci Resolve take up the lion's share of the market, as far as I know.
In this issue of Cut/daily I wanted to share the first 11-parts of a fantastic 20-part training course for learning Baselight Student Edition, which goes well beyond the few official training videos available.
Why would you learn Baselight?
- You're a professional colorist who only knows Resolve
- You're a junior colorist who wants a job in a Baselight facility
- Creative curiosity
Baselight Student Edition - What You Need To Know
A growing number of facilities are looking for trained Baselight colourists and assistants.That’s why we’ve developed Baselight Student, a software-only macOS application.
It’s a perfect learning tool, either for training to become a professional colourist, or for experienced practitioners moving up to Baselight from other applications.
— FilmLight, Creators of Baselight
You can download Baselight Student by registering here, via the form on the left.
- Student licences last for 90-days (but you can ask for an extension)
- Mac OSX only
- Limited to H.264 / JPEG Export only
- Cannot access or import full Baselight scenes (and vice versa).
- The student version uses a different database structure for jobs and scenes, so you cannot share projects between Baselight STUDENT and full Baselight.
- No BLG export or update AAF workflow.
- No consolidate functionality.
Official Training and Resources