Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Separating characters from the background, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
Part of the job was making color corrections, is making it easy for the…audience to see what's happening in the image, and to know which details in the…shot are important. One techinque is to use vignettes, to…subtly lead the viewers eye, towards the area you want them to be looking at.…Depth of field also helps focus the audience attention on certain elements in…the shot. And, creating depth of field, in post…production mimics the use of more expensive lenses and gives a more filmic…look to your shots. Which can also lend a higher production…quality and a higher value to your projects.…
So this is what we'll be looking at in this chapter, creating fake depth of…field, in post production on the (UNKNOWN) timeline.…
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/.
1. How Light and Color Sets the Mood for Shots
How our eyes see color5m 12s
3. Times of Day
5. Depth of Field
Next steps3m 6s
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