Colour Grade-Make your video look like film!

I am a shutterbug,full of passion for taking photos everytime and everywhere.So I can used the Adobe Photoshop pro.Fortunately,Colour Grade is not difficult for me to learn,because it is very similar with using the Photoshop to change the pictures colour.

In video clips different colour can build a totally different mood,so the bright colour always associated with energy,sunshine,happiness,power,determination such like passion, desire, and love.And the blue colour usually associated with depth and stability. It symbolizes freedom,loyalty, smart, confidence,faith, truth, and heaven.The dark colour often associated with elegance, formality, death, evil, and mystery,fear and the unknown things. It also can has a negative connotation which is the symbol of grief.So colour grade is a very useful skill can make your video express your story environment in perspective.Most important of all is colour grade can make your normal video look like real film stock.

Colour grade also can correct video clips when that’s too dark or too light, or set the levels to meet broadcast requirements or to match colour from scene to scene. Effects can also adjust the colour and luminance to emphasize or de-emphasize a detail in one clip.

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Look at my original clip named ‘Before’,it looks like a normal sunny day’s shot, but you can see the second screenshot named ‘After1’I make the picture look more colder,some kind of like winter, can you believe it ? I just use three way colour corrector and bend the three colour grades towards deongaree and lavender tones to build a different environment.You can have a look at the third screenshot named ‘After2’I make the picture looks more darker,just looks like something mysterious will happen. I also use three way colour corrector and bend the three colour grades towards russetish and brown tones to build a kind of stranger woman.You also can notice the last screenshot named ‘After3’I make the picture totally black and white,just looks like the old video many years ago, can you image it?This time I use three way colour corrector and adjust the input level towards zero to build a totally fresh world.

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Look at my original clip called ‘Before’,it looks like a very free shot,two person just sit down in some kind of park near their house without any strange,but you can see the second screenshot named ‘After1’I make the picture look more sunny,such like a hot summer, can you believe it ? I just use three way colour corrector and bend the shadows towards red and the midtones towards yellow and also adjust the highlights towards white tones to build one looks like the sun is shinny brightly.You can have a look at the third screenshot named ‘After2’I make the picture looks more darker,looks like something mysterious will happen, can you image it ? I also use three way colour corrector and bend the three colour grades towards russetish and brown tones to build a stranger environment.You also can notice the last screenshot named ‘After3’I make the picture totally black and white,just looks like the old video with long history, can you image it ? I also use three way colour corrector and adjust the input level towards zeroto build a not real world.

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Look at my original clip named ‘Before’,it looks like an ordinary day, but you can see the second screenshot named ‘After1’I make the picture looks more darker,just looks like something mysterious will happen, it’s very match the enviornment that script want present to the audience.I use three way colour corrector and bend the three colour grades towards deongaree and brown tones to build a stranger environment.You can have a look at the third screenshot named ‘After2’I make the picture look more colder,some kind of like winter, can you believe it ? This time I just use three way colour corrector and bend the three colour grades towardsgreenish-black tones to build a different environment.You also can notice the last screenshot named ‘After3’I make the picture totally black and white,just looks like the old video,can you image it ? I also use three way colour corrector and adjust the input level towards zeroto build a fresh world.

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Look at  the video I shoot will be warmer than I prefer,I’d like to use the RGB parade scope to see how warm or cool the clips are in my video.I just used the temperature slider to adjust the shot on the primary layer’s overall setting. Finally, I can make fine adjustments to the highlights, midtones, and shadows of the shot using the various slider and trackball controls.

After all,I just learned the simple colour grade skills to change the videos present,I also want to learn Tints and Colour Washes and HSL Qualification and Hue Curves can make my video to a real film.

Reference:

Andrea, R 2014, ‘Industrial Media: Colour grading’, Film, TV, Video, Media, RMIT, viewed 4 May, 2015, <http://www.mediafactory.org.au/film-tv/course/>

lynda.com 2012, Premiere Pro CS6 Three-Way Color Corrector | lynda.com tutorial 2012, 23 April, viewed4 May, 2015, <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-7SIzARjto>

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