Join Ben Long for an in-depth discussion in this video Color grading the final piece, part of Creative DSLR Video Techniques.
…When you shoot stills with your SLR, you almost always have to do…a little bit of image correction,…color correction, tonal correction to the images.…If you're shooting raw, you absolutely have to add some sharpening.…But you've probably found that you need to do a little…adjustment, the black and the white, to get your contrast right.…And maybe you need to do a little color correction depending…on the white balance on your camera and so and so forth.…When you should video with your SLR, you get the…exact same situation, it's the rare bit of video that doesn't…need some tone and color correction applied to it.…So I have taken a step now of…color rating, my finished video locked piece here.…
I have come to a different set up than where i was editing before, because…those IMAX screens are really glossy and I don't like doing color work on them.…The gloss makes it very difficult to see blacks with…much authenticity, the blacks all get crushed so that, you lose…some shadow detail.…So, I have this nice Asus monitor that has a tremendous color gamete.…
- Why DSLR?
- Planning the shoot
- Deciding on gear
- Setting up the workspace
- Capturing B-roll
- Synchronizing audio
- Adding music
- Color grading footage
Skill Level Intermediate
Q: What jib does the author use in these videos?
A: The jib Ben uses in these videos was purchased at http://www.ebay.com/itm/4-Foot