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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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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

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

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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

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

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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

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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.

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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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