Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Premiere Pro and the Colorista II plugin, part of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
There are lots of tools you can use to make color correction adjustments.…I'll be using Red Giant's Colorista two and Magic bullet looks during this course,…and they are both plug-ins, they work as filters inside the host software, in this…case, Premiere Pro. But they also work in a range of software…like, After Effects, and Final Cut Pro, and Motion, and also in programs like Avid.…And in Sony Vegas, when you've installed the plugin in turns up, just like any…other filter, inside the video effects folder.…Here we go. Magic Bullet Colorista and I'll drag it…onto this first clip, and switch my work space over to Color Correction so I can…see the scopes. And switch over to RGB parade.…
And if I highlight the clip, and then go over to Effects controls, I can see the…controls inside Colorista two. A lot like many other color correctors, it…has the three color wheels: shadows, midtones, and highlights.…It does have the ability to be able to control the deepness of the shadows with…the luma control on the outside of the color wheel.…
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/.