So the native .r3d files look slightly green/blue and washed out, but they can color corrected to look like almost anything. One cinematographer went so far as to say he hardly uses filters, lighting gels, etc. b/c he can fix it all in post (esp. with the Red workflow).
But, too much color correction drives me crazy. "American Spelndor" was a very artisitc film, IMHO. But the color correction put a pit in my stomach. I realize it's based on a comic book creator, so coloring IS part of the story. But still, some object were so obviously secondarily cc'd that they just had an unnatural glow.
I feel that color correction is taken way too far quite often. It may look "better" but does it begin to look unnatural? An analogue is the skin tone warming we see in broadcast interviews. Yeah, the person sitting in the chair looks a little better with a "tan" but does everyone really look orange... well during tv interviews they do.
Am I off base on complaining about extensive CCing being too ubiquitious? Are you guys experiencing or watching out for this when a colorist gets your work?
Curious about your thoughts. Thanks.
Edited by Peter Moretti, 15 May 2008 - 03:20 AM.