Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing colors to match the mood of the story, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
Different locations have different lighting and different color aspects that…can help us distinguish between them. And the interior decoration of different…rooms and the different materials found inside them, also help the viewer to…visually identify that location. But most interestingly, we can manipulate…the audience's expectations by changing those colors in post production, and also…changing the mood in the story that's being portrayed in the scene.…
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.
- How our eyes see color
- What colors tell the audience
- Making sure color is consistent
- Applying adjustments in the correct order
- Understanding how warm and cool colors frame emotion differently
- Isolating and adjusting skies
- Changing the time of day with color
- Designing interiors like an office, a hospital, or an interrogation room
- Creating fake depth of field
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: Do I need any plug-ins or additional software to perform the color grading work shown in this course?
A: This course demonstrates techniques that will work in any color grading software, including the built-in 3-way color corrector tools in Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, and Avid Media Composer. However, the author uses some plug-ins for Premiere Pro in this course. While you can still get similar results with other tools, you may wish to try the same tools used in the course. If so, you can install Colorista II and Looks by Magic Bullet. There are free trial versions of these plug-ins available at the Red Giant website at https://www.redgiant.com/downloads/trial-versions/registration/magic-bullet-colorista-ii/.
1. How Light and Color Sets the Mood for Shots
How our eyes see color5m 12s
3. Times of Day
5. Depth of Field
Next steps3m 6s
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