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We’ve been meaning to do some APPLE COLOR tutorials for some time. Now that we started work on yet another feature, DIRECTOR ELKE BLASI’sSTAR 69,” we have a full COLOR CORRECTION video up for you guys to check out. Remember, COLOR CORRECTION is an important part of the filmmaking process.

I was about to write that COLOR CORRECTION is an important part of the POST PRODUCTION process, but it’s not an after thought. If you plan on going with a super-stylized look, you have to plan that FROM THE START. You have to LIGHT YOUR FILM with the COLOR CORRECTION LOOK in mind, otherwise you’ll get super contrasty images, etc. We’ll get into that in a later tutorial, but for now, here’s a tutorial discussing some of the challenges we’re facing when grading “STAR69.”

You may want to FULLSCREEN the video to see it in all it’s 720p HD glory,  otherwise it’s hard to see what we’re doing. Enjoy!

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Color

COLOR CORRECTION is a very important step that most people overlook, especially in the indie scene. Color Correction can increase your production value and give your film that high quality look of a Hollywood movie. Color Correction is not just for correction or evening out tones. In fact, it can be used to relight scenes (to some extent) and bring the focus of the viewer to where it should be.

Triple E Productions has just finished work on a film called, “KING OF PAPER CHASIN’,” and we would like to share with you some of our work we did on the film in order to show you what is possible in the world of color correction and how color correction can be used to increase the production value of your film.

CASE STUDY #1 – BEDROOM

bedroom_ungraded1

This scene was part of the reshoots and was done on the RED ONE camera. Notice how the image is a bit washed out. The RED ONE camera does this on purpose in order to give you the most latitude and options in post production when you enter the color correction process.

bedroom_graded1

Notice here how the colors / skin tones pop. We added more contrast here and added a little warmth to the image to help enhance the mood.

CASE STUDY #2 – BEDROOM 2

bedroom_ungraded2

Again, notice how the image is flat, the skin tones are flat, and the concentration seems to be more on the lamp than anything else.

bedroom_graded2

Notice here how the image has changed. The skin tones pop, the contrast lends a more cinematic look, and the added warmth enhances the mood of the scene. Also, a small POWER WINDOW was placed just over the face of the actor in order to bring up the brightness slightly on only his face.

CASE STUDY #3 – CHOP SHOP 1

chopshop_ungraded1

Notice here just how dark the image is. It seems to be a bit under-lit.

chopshop_graded1

Here, we increased the brightness as well as the contrast. We also strategically placed a POWER WINDOW over the actor’s face only in order to preserve the shadows on the side and back of his head. This adds to the lighting design and enhances the mood of the film. – this is where having someone with an artistic eye is VERY important.

CASE STUDY #4 – CHOP SHOP 2

chopshop_ungraded2

Again, notice here how everything seems to be flat and under-lit.

chopshop_graded2

Notice how the skin tones now pop. The added contrast drops some of the background into darkness while making the actress stand out – helping to create a separation between actress and background and moving our concentration onto the actress. Of course, the shallow depth of field helps as well, but the color correction creates even more of a separation. No POWER WINDOW was needed.

CASE STUDY #5 – CHOP SHOP 3

chopshop_ungraded3

Again, a flat image. The actress does not pop, and the separation between actress and background, while not bad at all, could be even better.

chopshop_graded3

Again, the increased contrast and brightness help the actress stand out even more. A SLIGHT POWER WINDOW was placed over her face to bring it up (in brightness) just a tad.

CLOSING

As you can see, COLOR CORRECTION adds a cinematic look to your movie that, if done properly, will increase your production value and enhance the mood of your film.

That just about wraps up PART ONE of this Color Correction Series on KOPC. PART 2 COMING SOON! Keep checking back or SUBSCRIBE TO THE BLOG in order to keep up to date with the latest news, happenings, services, and color correction articles from TRIPLE E PRODUCTIONS!

To view our COLOR CORRECTION REEL, please visit:   http://www.Triple-E-Productions.net/color.html

For information on our COLOR CORRECTION SERVICES, as well as any of our other services (Editing, Cinematography, Video Production, etc), please visit our homepage at:   http://www.Triple-E-Productions.net

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Triple E Productions just finished color correction on a feature length indie entitled, “King of Paper Chasin'” which premiered at the 2009 International Latino Film Festival in New York to two SOLD OUT shows. The response was great and they now have a few screenings set up across the country and a screener request from Variety.

To view some of the work we did on the film, including:

  • Relighting
  • Advanced Blood Color Correction
  • Advanced Stylized Looks

Check out our color correction reel:

http://www.triple-e-productions.net/color.html

For information on our EDITING, VFX, and COLOR CORRECTION / COLOR GRADING services, please check out http://www.triple-e-productions.net or send an email to us at paul@triple-e-productions.net for any information you’d like to receive.

Thanks again!

For samples of color correction work we’ve done, check out the FILM AND COMMERCIAL REEL section at http://www.triple-e-productions.net


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