Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating a thriller look inspired by Hopper, part of The Art of Color Correction: Artistic Color Grading on the Timeline.
So, how do you suggest the mood of a thriller or a dramatic scene in a shot …just by using color? Have a look at Hopper's painting Car …Chair painted in 1965, which is linked to in the Art Reference PDF. …Many of Hopper's paintings had a stark, contemplative nature. …This dark feeling is brought about by the contrast of darker shadows with brighter …highlights, together with the color contrast of greeny-blue, or teal in the …shadows, with elements of orange in the highlights or even, sometimes, a …distinctive acid-yellow. Let's have a look at replicating this in …post production. So I've got the Thriller timeline set up …and I've got an adjustment layer sitting over my original clip, and let's see if …we can emulate this particular Hopper look with Looks.…
(SOUND) First of all, I'm going to add a Curves tool. …And I'm going to make the shadows slightly darker. …So we're increasing the contrast to raise the dramatic tension to make things a …little more vibrant. And then I'm going to Select the green …
- What is a grade?
- Starting with contrast and color
- Observing Michelangelo's approach to high and low contrast
- Accentuating highlights in the style of Fra Angelico
- Working with Leonardo da Vinci's limited palettes
- Using chiaroscuro to increase tension
- Changing the mood of a scene with light and shade
- Applying colors to complement skin tones
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Starting a Grade
2. Fresco and Early Renaissance
Introducing the Renaissance2m 43s
4. Light and Shade
5. The Impressionists
6. Effective Use of Color
Next steps3m 27s
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