Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how warm color frames emotion, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
We have a very positive emotional reaction to warm colors.…They remind us of literal warmth, such as basking in the warm sunshine or sitting in…front of a warm fire. The yellow and the orange light that the…sun and the fires give off reminds us of their physical warming properties.…We also associate warm colors with relaxing and even romantic feelings.…For example, in this case, a candlelit dinner.…We can enhance the effect of candlelight and help suggest more warmth and more…romance in an image very easily with a Three-Way Color Corrector.…
I'm using the warm sequence, and I've applied Looks to this first clip, let's…open the Looks builder. I can drag on from the subject area as…(INAUDIBLE) Color Corrector, and because most of the changes to light that is given…off by a light source happen in the brightest areas, I can push the highlights…towards a warmer color. And I'm warming up the scene.…I can then enhance the mood by moving the mid-tones towards a warmer color as well.…
And here's the before and after. Our reactions to these sorts of colors on…
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/.