October 18, 2015

color grading blog

 

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:

USING SCOPES:

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

 

RELATED VIDEOS:

ROYGBIV: A Pixar Supercut from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo.

Red & Yellow: A Wes Anderson Supercut from Rishi Kaneria on Vimeo.

 

Simon Cade

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.

  • Marco Naser

    thnks for make this i almost over year until now still learning about color grade

  • Crazy Dog films

    Hey Simon! Thxs dude, I’m learning a lot with your videos!! And you’re also a great inspiration ;D
    BTW, now I’m going to care more about scopes… xD

  • Στέφανος

    This is my favorite filming look how can I succeed this to photos with Photoshop;

    • You can try a Gradient Map layer with the “color” blend mode

  • s14

    Hey Simon, I’m a big fan of your videos. I was wondering what some of your favorite fonts were, especially the one in “Creating Powerful Images in Film”. Cool stuff and keep making great videos!

  • Kostia Pekarchuk

    thanks a lot for your work! The video, you’ve added here about scopes is also amazing. I have problems with colours (some minor sort of colour blindness, can mess up with pale rose and grey, or lime with yellow for example. or other not very contrast colours). But with this video about scopes i have finally found tool to circumvent my specific vision:) best regards and keep making those great videos!