Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Designing a hospital look, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
This is how hospitals look, isn't it? Dark, dramatic, lots of contrasting…colored lighting. Well, actually no, they don't look…anything like this, this is a treated shot.…A hospital actually looks like this. Lots of the colors quite bright, often…they've got friendly, warm colors on the walls.…But why do we constantly see hospitals portrayed with these green colors,…especially in the walls or on the bed linen.…Well, it might be because we're used to seeing these sort of colors in hospital on…the gowns. Where you've got lots of bluey green or…blue gowns worn by either the patients or the surgeons.…
And this works remarkably well for drama because, these color gowns reflect nicely…the skin tone, they contrast against the skin tone.…They're complimentary colors, they come from the opposite side of the color wheel.…So, we tend to get these colors in hospital dramas or settings within a…hospital quite often. I'll just jump back to the first clip.…So, if you wanted to recreate this look, I'll just reset Colorista and open up the…
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/.