Magic Bullet: The Gold Medal Standard (and a Bronze Too)

Mar 14, 2011 1722 0 Share
Aharon Rabinowitz
Aharon Rabinowitz
We recently received this email from Olympic Gold Medalist Mel Stewart, so we thought we’d share it:
Title: Thanks Red Giant!
‘I’m a 3-time Olympic medalist (2 gold, 1 bronze) in swimming. Our company, Gold Medal Media, is relatively small. My wife produces and I direct with a relatively small crew. 90% of our work is production services for Olympians, with an emphasis on Olympic swimmers. Time is always tight working around Olympians’ training schedules. Conditions are never ideal. We have to work fast and light is iffy.’
‘This past year, a lot of friends recommended Magic Bullet Looks to help us color correct and just add an extra level of production value. We finally followed their advice in early January knowing we had a project to capture January 29th. The software was simple to use after only one tutorial. We did test shots (on one of our DSLRs, ripped on Magic Bullet Grinder to prores 422), imported to FCP, and launched Magic Bullet Looks. The choices weren’t overwhelming. We found the look we wanted in no time, and then dialed that look to our exact specifications.’
‘The end result, our overall workflow was seamless, our client was happy, and we will not do a project again without Magic Bullet Looks.
Thanks Mel! We’re so glad you got your feet wet with Magic Bullet! Did you see how I did that? Getting your feet wet… swimming… get it? (sigh) Hey, they can’t all be winners.
If your interested in learning more about Mel’s work, check out his website @ And follow him via social media on Twitter as @goldmedalmel & Facebook as Gold Medal Mel.

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