Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with Premiere Pro and Magic Bullet Looks, part of The Art of Color Correction: Color Grading for Locations and Times of Day.
One of my favorite color correction programs is Magic Bullet Looks by Red…Giant Software. And we'll be using this a number of times…over this course to make certain adjustments and corrections.…So I wanted to show you how to apply it and where to find it inside Premiere Pro.…It's a plug-in so it lives inside the Effects tab.…And if you go down to Video Effects, here it is Magic Bullet Looks.…So I can drag it onto a clip, and then apply it.…So, interestingly though, I just wanted to show you another concept.…
Here is a clip to which I've already applied an instance of color Arrestor, and…now I've applied an instance of Looks. And you can stack multiple filters on top…of each other, but a really good discipline to get into is making a color…correction for a clip. And then applying, Magic Bullet looks to…an adjustment layer because usually looks is involved in making a stylistic grade.…And is very useful to be able to have the flexibility to manage your grade with an…adjustment layer. So, what I'm going to do is actually…
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 Appropriate for all
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/.