Join Simon Walker for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the exercise files, part of The Art of Color Correction: Artistic Color Grading on the Timeline.
If you're a premium member of lynda.com, you have access to the exercise files used throughout this course. For this course, we setup and filmed a variety of scenarios in different locations. And with different color schemes, specifically to be able to demonstrate these color techniques. The exercise files for the course are provided in a downloadable zip file. Once you've downloaded and expanded the file, you'll find the folders for each chapter. And inside the folder, there are the project files for each chapter for the movies you'll be watching. There's also a media folder, which contains all the source material for each chapter.
When you open a chapter, Premier Pro may ask you to re-link to the location of the media. If this is the case, then make sure you access the files inside the media folder, and follow the instructions inside Premier Pro. In each project, there is a separate sequence for each movie in the course. So, for example, we start off with contrast and color. And when we move them to each movie, I'll point out which particular sequence that we're working on. If you are not a Premium subscriber to lynda.com, you won't have access to the exercise files.
But you can still follow along from scratch with all your own material.
- 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