I am a relatively new film maker, mostly self taught and I've taken a couple of classes. I am trying to learn more about color correction and grading. I've learned some of the basics from YouTube and thru this forum.
Currently I'm making a reel (30 seconds) for the intro to my website, unfortunately for my previous work I didn't manually white balance, so much of my work isn't color balanced accurately :/
I know I know, learning from my mistakes.
For my reel, I wanted to make all clips look relatively similar so that the reel is cohesive, so i added a couple of the same layers on top, and I need help just getting feedback from more experienced colorists about which y'all think may look best? Haven't been doing this long so my eyes aren't as trained.
Here are 4 versions of it. I color corrected all of them and added the creative look SL Matrix Blue, as well as a vignette, all through Adobe premiere.
1. Just with the creative layer:
2. With the creative look and a static black texture layer only:
This is the black texture I used: http://paper-backgro...-texture-hd.jpg
3. With creative look, and film grain only:
4. With creative look, film grain and the static black texture layer:
Any feedback is appreciated. The creative layer I used gives all of them that bluish look.
But I did this other one with the warm look with the Big L creative look:
If you think warm look is best please let me know.
Also the website additionally gives it this black layer on top as you can see: