Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Separating characters from the background, part of The Art of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
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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