Join Chad Perkins for an in-depth discussion in this video Using custom color profiles, part of Up and Running with DSLR Filmmaking.
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Brian Liepe: One way to assign your own color and contrast characteristics to your image …is by setting up your color profiles. …Although I recommend shooting with a flat color profile like the one Chad discussed …in the previous movie. …There is a large range of options that allow you to affect your footage by adjusting controls, …like saturation, contrast, sharpness, and color phase. …In this example, you can see that color is not very vibrant or saturated and the contrast is really low. …In the next shot I've cranked up everything. The colors are outrageous and the contrast is really steep.…
You can also see that I've lost some of my dynamic range. …Remember when you increase the contrast you compromise the camera's ability to maintain …information in the shadows and the highlights. …You can also find online color profiles that other people have made that help you achieve …certain looks and styles, such as those that resemble film. …
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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