Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Changing the times of day with color, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
It's great to be able to effect and change scenes in post production with color…correction adjustments. But it's useful to remember just a few…short details about how light works. Light appears at different strengths at…different times of the day. And our eyes see different colors under…bright and low light conditions. So, replicating real world or natural…colors, helps the viewer involve themselves with the story.…We can simulate natural light in artificial lighting sources, and we can do…this in post production to match scenes together, or make them look as though they…were filmed at different times. But we can also stylize and emphasize…certain moods and simulate filmic processes.…
Which can in turn suggest a change in location, or specially in this case a…change in the time of day.…
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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