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Color is a powerful signal in video; it can subtly project emotion, mood, time of day, and location. Learn to manipulate these visual elements in a variety of shots, from interior spaces to outside landscapes, with color grading. Filmmaker, colorist, and experienced editor Simon Walker shows how to simulate a light source and different types of light, and choose an evocative color for your footage to tell the story of a particular location. Plus, learn techniques to change the time of day, the type of room, and the overall mood of a location.
Simon works with Adobe Premiere Pro and the Magic Bullet Colorista II and Looks plugins, but these lessons can be applied to any color correction workflow.
(MUSIC). Hey there, I'm Simon Walker and welcome to the The Art of Color Correction, Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day. In this course we'll look at Color Corrections and grades for different locations ranging from interior spaces to outside landscapes with the emphasis on lighting, light source, and color. We'll begin with locations looking at how you can use simple color adjustments to move a shot from its original location to a different place entirely as well as stylizing shots to emphasize a mood.
Next we'll see how footage shot during one time of the day can be made to look like another time altogether. We'll even take a look at the famous day for night technique to make daytime footage look like it was shot at night. Different interior locations can hold great significance in a story. So we'll see how to make footage take on the mood of certain types of rooms, including offices, bedrooms and hospitals. We'll finish by looking at how to simulate a popular camera technique, narrow depth of field, using color grading tools.
This simulated depth of field can help draw a viewer's eye to specific parts of an image. During this course I'll be using Adobe Premiere Pro with Red Giant's popular grading plugins Magic Bullet Looks and Colorista to demonstrate these techniques. But many of them are generic color corrections which can be achieved using a wide range of different software applications. So, it doesn't matter if you haven't got these programs. You can still watch the course, learn from the techniques I'm going to show you, and then apply them to your own work. So, let's get started with locations and times of day.
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