Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a bedroom color style, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
Some of the techniques we used in the previous chapter, about changing the time…of day and simulating the evening, can also be used on interior shots.…I'm going to bring out looks on this bedroom image, in the same way that we…were able to simulate late afternoon and early evening.…We can use the mid-tone Luma slider to change the ambient light, or the virtual…ambient light, to make it later in the day.…And we could also push the highlights towards the bluish lights that you get in…the evening, and then deepen the shadows slightly.…
Don't forget the other addition of lower light situations in needing a slight…desaturation, because of the way our eyes see colors in lower light scenarios.…Maybe I'll adjust the mid-tone slider a little lower.…But a standard lighting or color grading situation associated with a bedroom is sleeping.…And so, this can be later on in the evening or it can be a night time scene.…So, these same corrections for exteriors still apply to interior.…Notice that the increasing contrast makes the shadows much darker.…
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/.