Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Color correcting footage, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Chad Perkins: In this tutorial, we are going to look a little bit at color correction. …As I have mentioned several times before, I really like to shoot flat, in other words …I don't want really dark shadows. I don't really want bright highlights. I want it look …as washed out as possible, like this image here, and now I could show you a little bit …more closely why I like that. …I am going to apply the Levels effect, I am here in Adobe After Effects. …Again, you don't have to be here, but this is a good way to kind of describe and show …you what I'm talking about here. …So I apply the Levels effect, and I have this histogram that gives me a readout of my shadows, …midtones and highlights.…
As you can see here by the flat level, we really don't have too much shadow detail here, …and we don't have much highlight detail. Everything is washed out, which again, is great. …So I can drag this slider in, the Input White triangle and I could drag it until there is data here. …Do the same thing with the shadows, drag the Input Black, until we reach some information there. …
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- Understanding aperture, shutter speed, and ISO
- Using lenses as a tool in storytelling
- Establishing focus for video
- Achieving a shallow depth of field
- Using equipment like clapperboards and matte boxes
- Editing and color correcting footage
- Using cinematography techniques to get beautiful shots
- Avoiding rolling shutter and moiré