grading to a certain look
Posted 27 May 2007 - 12:40 PM
I generally blag best lights and steam in to attend it so if I can say exactly what I want, I ll get away with it. How do I describe these colour correction settings.
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Posted 27 May 2007 - 02:32 PM
How you doing?
What are you shooting on?
The link just too me to a still, is that what you are after.
Posted 27 May 2007 - 03:35 PM
Yeah, shooting on s16. Probably fuji... as slow as I can get it on the day. TK on a spirit at ILAB s (who I have just started using and get great results).
So that link should be to a flash set of stills with this weird silvery look to them. My main problem is describing that look. low contrast and slightly warm? I would love some much more technical descriptions of the grade achieved so I can wack out straight off the neg an approximation in the best light.
Hows the grading suite getting along?
Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:41 AM
The suite is busy and I'm loving grading. We are gearing up for our RED camera so am really looking forward to getting out and shooting 4k. We are set to be the first in the UK to have the camera so can't wait to capture and manipulate the images.
The example stills look like the yellow has been pushed a bit and I'd say the colour you are after has a lot to do with the location they are taken in. I'd suggest you show your colourist these examples as most sessions are driven on creative descriptive with no technical standing, its all about expressing your wants and having a good communication with your colourist.
I've been colouring 8 years now and the words used to describe looks amazes me still it also does comes down to body language, which I guess is what makes one colourist better than another.
Whats your treatment for your video? These beach examples don't look like a very taxing grade.
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Posted 28 May 2007 - 05:33 PM
It looks like they desaturated the color, pushed up the gamma and dulled the peak whites a little. There's also a slight warm/amber color tint that's made subtle through desaturation. But much of that "silvery" quality is from the lighting (very soft reflectors; some of them gold) and the makeup on the models that gives a good "sheen" or reflectance of the lighting. It's the combination of all those elements, not just the grade.
Incidentally, sometimes you can "reverse engineer" a color grade you like by taking a sample frame grab and trying to correct it back to "normal" in photoshop (or similar). That can at least get you pointed in the right direction.