October 18, 2015
There’s more to cinematic than teal and orange blockbuster grading.
We often hear that color correction is the process of making scenes seamless by matching shots from different cameras and shooting days so that each shot is seamless. And color grading is where we add the emotion, the look, the atmosphere. But that’s sounds pretty ambiguous, so here’s my best shot at some ways to use color grading creatively:
This week’s DSLR GUIDE:
If you’re looking for colour inspiration, I’m a big fan of Evan E. Richard’s Film Index. It’s basically a bunch of high quality screenshots from top movies. Here are some that I think use colour interestingly:
THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF THE INCREDIBLES
THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS
THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU
THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF SAVING PRIVATE RYAN
THE CINEMATOGRAPHY OF SKYFALL
Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.