Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Next steps, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
Well thanks for watching, I hope you've enjoyed this course as much as I've…enjoyed putting it together. And I just wanted to leave you with a few…things that I think will help you, on your future grades.…And one of the most important thing to do is to observe the world around you.…Have a look at the colors outside at different times of day.…The more you start looking at the color of highlights and shadows in the morning, and…at lunch time, and in the evening. The more you'll be able to replicate these…colors in your grades. Also, study the color techniques being…used in TV shows, yes this is homework. And try and recognize how certain types of…genres tend to use certain types of colors.…
Sometimes of course, colorists break with the established colors and deliberately…grade movies with different looks to manipulate the audience's expectations.…So it's interesting to look out for these grades.…Also, have a look at the colors being used to depict different countries onscreen.…Many times, these colors are exaggerated for effect.…
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/.