Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating an afternoon look, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
Late afternoon has a look all of it's own. We can simulate this sunny feeling of the…time that approaches golden hour, that last hour before sunset quite simply with…only a couple of color corrections. I have got looks applied to this clip.…So, I'll open the Looks Builder and Late Afternoon, which is to us the colorista…three way, has a little less ambient light because the sun is approaching the horizon.…And of course you can use the mid-tone Luma adjustment to simulate falling…ambient light just by reducing it slightly.…
But it also has, especially in a sunny situation, an orangy yellow light to it.…So, pushing these two together begins to simulate the sort of light we'd see.…But there are some interesting colors that can happen late afternoon.…The famous impressionist artist, Monet, painted many paintings in the afternoon…and began to notice certain colors in the shadows.…He began to notice that the shadows had a bluey red tinge to them.…
And so, he began to add in purple into the shadows in his paintings.…
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/.