Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a flashback look, part of The Art of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
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Having a stylized look is a classic cinematic method of talking to your audience.…And telling them that the scene they're watching now isn't part of the current narrative.…Just like cross-dissolve transitions can suggest a passage of time or a change of…location, flashback looks are a classic way to change the narrative structure.…So how do you create this effect and what are the rules.…There are some general conventions but there aren't any hard and fast rules.…This is my first clip the dinner date clip.…
I'm going to open up Looks classic method of doing a flashback is to desaturate and…go black and white. So I've grabbed a Saturation tool.…Saturation tools live in a number of these sections.…There's one in the Post section. But this one fits in the subject section…and I can click on it and bring down. The saturation.…What tends to happen though is when you see this effect they tend to be combined…with a diffusion effect. I'll throw in a quick diffusion onto this shot.…
And you can choose to have the diffusion apply to more than this shot or just onto…
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