Color is a powerful signal in video; it can subtly project emotion, mood, time of day, and location. Learn to manipulate these visual elements in a variety of shots, from interior spaces to outside landscapes, with color grading. Filmmaker, colorist, and experienced editor Simon Walker shows how to simulate a light source and different types of light, and choose an evocative color for your footage to tell the story of a particular location. Plus, learn techniques to change the time of day, the type of room, and the overall mood of a location.
Simon works with Adobe Premiere Pro and the Magic Bullet Colorista II and Looks plugins, but these lessons can be applied to any color correction workflow.
How our eyes see color
What colors tell the audience
Making sure color is consistent
Applying adjustments in the correct order
Understanding how warm and cool colors frame emotion differently
Isolating and adjusting skies
Changing the time of day with color
Designing interiors like an office, a hospital, or an interrogation room
Creating fake depth of field