Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a midday look, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
Let's have a look at the color of light at midday.…I've got two shots here, one shot at midday and the other shot in the afternoon.…And it's very clear the difference in color between these two shots, shot from…the same bridge in Venice. The second clip is much cooler, and that's…because it's much later in the afternoon. And the first shot was shot around by lunchtime.…Apart from anything else, it is warmer especially because the sun is out.…So how would we go around making this shot look as though it matched the first shot…in that it was earlier in the day? Let's select this clip, and apply looks.…
And then open the looks builder. Lighting effects can generally be…attributed to the highlights in an image. So, let's move our slider towards, yellow.…And when the highlights are quite bright, then the shadows can become a little…darker, you can get a little more contrast in the image.…Let's move the highlights a little warmer, and then get a slight more contrast.…
And the other thing we need to do, is actually increase the ambient light ever…
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/.