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#1 Francisco Martins

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:42 PM

Ive been told by colorists to look at the screen and see what seems off or different from normal, but, aside from really obvious teal-orange look, I cant quite manage. Everything looks normal or like it could have been done on set. Are there any tips any of you could share?
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#2 Ari Davidson

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Posted 23 July 2012 - 10:36 PM

Ive been told by colorists to look at the screen and see what seems off or different from normal, but, aside from really obvious teal-orange look, I cant quite manage. Everything looks normal or like it could have been done on set. Are there any tips any of you could share?


Watch non-Orange/Cyan movies Posted Image

Like everything else in this industry it takes training, and even then it's relative interpretation.

I think Wes Anderson uses very good and meaningful palettes.

I can't think of any films offhand, but there are some out there that discuss this sort of thing in the commentary.

The best training I had to observe meaningfulness in color was actually in literature, specifically poetry.
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