Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Stylizing an office scene, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
One of my favorite things about post-production is being able to change…the story through the use of color. So, let's have a look at how we could make…this a good office day and a bad office day, just through changing some color corrections.…I've already applied an instance of looks, so let's open the looks builder.…We all love work, right? Don't we?…So, in this particular case, you could exaggerate how much you love work by…adding a little bit of diffusion into the scene.…And then, add some saturation. Let's choose the Saturation tool from the…Post section and boost the Saturation. Here you go.…
Here's your first day at work. Before and after.…As we know, things don't go quite according to plan.…So let's reset this look and let's see what happens after you've had a little too…much time at work. And in order to make this office seem more…like a prison, we could apply some desaturation and just move the colors…towards a cold environment, so that we're representing a cool emotion.…So let's grab a hue in the Saturation tool and slightly desaturate the colors here.…
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/.