Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Coloring an interrogation scene, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
When you're preparing for grades, it's so important, so useful to talk to your…costume department and coordinate your efforts.…In this shot, we've got a scene inside a warehouse and this is going to be the…standard thriller shot where we push the shadows towards a blue or maybe a bluey green.…And they're balanced against the orangery skin tones.…This is a standard thriller effect that's used on lots and lots of movies these days.…There's one inherent problem with this though.…Although we've got a nice gray background, which will accept a color change to green…quite nicely. And our character is dressed in a dark…gray jacket, you don't always have complete control over your entire set.…
Notice the nice yellow post here. So, when you're color grading, you want to…make sure that the audience is looking in the right place and they're not being…distracted by elements in the background. So, let's have a look at how we might do this.…I'll get a copy of Colorista. And drop that onto this clip.…Here's the rest of the clip by the way. This is a bad guy walking towards the screen.…
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/.