By Alexis Van Hurkman

The colorist operating in movie and video is the person answerable for respiring existence into characters, bringing a temper right into a scene, and making the ultimate product polished and professional-looking. This craft is an artwork shape that regularly takes years to excellent and plenty of trial-and-error makes an attempt at getting it correct. right here to assist either the newcomer who must brush up on their talents is the 1st publication to hide a large choice of concepts that may be utilized by colorists, it doesn't matter what procedure they’re utilizing. no matter if you’re utilizing a video modifying package deal with a colour correction instrument inbuilt (Final reduce professional, premier seasoned) of a devoted software (Apple colour, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight, or DaVinci), this booklet covers it all.  From the main uncomplicated equipment for comparing and correcting an total photograph, to the main complicated special corrections and artistic stylizations normally hired, you’ll locate this hugely geared up ebook a fantastic reference that’s effortless to navigate.  The accompanying DVD comprises photos in addition to cross-platform routines and undertaking records for readers to scan with.

After interpreting the recommendations, readers will discover ways to observe the equipment that every one of the colour correction functions use, how you can problem-solve and trouble-shoot, the way to maximize the effectiveness of every instrument that’s on hand, and they'll realize find out how to creatively mix recommendations and instruments to complete the categories of stylizations that colorists are frequently referred to as upon to create.

Praise for colour Correction Handbook:

From Alexis Van Hurkman comes an updated, so much welcome, encyclopedic advisor for colorists: colour CorrectionHandbook (Professional ideas for Video and Cinema).   The breadth of this paintings is sort of impossibly bold: Van Hurkman embraces all of the very important subject matters, and the liberal use of illustrated examples, with accompanying waveforms and options from a variety of structures, succeeds in supplying a unmarried reference paintings for the colorist at virtually any point of expertise.... Colorists will locate gaps of their wisdom are as well-served through this publication because the aspiring colorist already below the tutelage of a master.

Ron Lingelbach
Colorist, Dolby Laboratories; Founder, TKcolorist web crew (TIG)

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<p style="margin: 0px;" msonormal="">Color correction is a posh and refined craft. the scholar must take a seat subsequent to execs on a true jobs, and ask them constantly what they only did, and why they did it. the pro hardly ever has the time and the endurance to reply to beginner questions, and the earnest pupil quick finally ends up open air the grading suite, pondering unfortunately even if there has been a neater highway to knowledge.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Now, ultimately, there's. Alex Van Hurkman's ebook comes with a DVD of instance fabric you could load onto your colour grading computing device. It covers many helpful genuine examples, explaining what you may do to make the pictures glance higher, what's the simplest way to do it on any of the preferred systems, or even find out how to clarify what you're doing to others. as a way to examine colour correction, this ebook will make a difference.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Dr Richard Kirk
<p style="margin: 0px;">Colour Scientist, FilmLight Ltd
<p style="margin: 0px;">Recipient of 2010 AMPAS medical and Engineering Award
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Van Hurkman covers the speculation and the sensible program of color-correction very well...it's constantly reliable to appreciate the speculation of *why* the picture appears to be like solid or undesirable and the way it pertains to images, electronics, and physics.

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<p style="margin: 0px;">I haven't any doubt Van Hurkman's ebook is as shut as we're going to get to a typical textbook for the realm of colour correction.  If not anything else, i believe it communicates the belief to neophyte filmmakers that there's way more to color-correction than simply having the software program or the field.  It's *experience* that makes reliable colour -- no longer the system.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Highly recommended.

<p style="margin: 0px;">--Marc Wielage/Senior Colorist

<p style="margin: 0px;">Lowry Digital/Burbank

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The consequences are a bit of just like the RGB parade scope by way of seeing the comparative energy of every colour channel within the highlights, midtones, and shadows of a picture. not like the RGB parade scope, there's no technique to correlate someone function or topic in the body to the rises or dips on any of the colour channel histograms. huge rises point out loads of colour channel pixels at that diversity of snapshot tonality, whereas dips point out fewer colour channel pixels. reckoning on the appliance, RGB histograms could be offered both in parade mode or overlaid over each other. occasionally histograms are orientated vertically, as in FilmLight Baselight (Figure three. forty, left), whereas different purposes current them horizontally (Figure three. forty, right). determine three. forty RGB histogram graphs in comparison. FilmLight Baselight is at the left, Apple colour at the correct. RGB histograms are first-class, besides the fact that, at permitting you to match the general strengths of every colour channel inside of each one area of snapshot tonality. utilizing colour stability Controls no matter what your purpose, there are methods you could control the final colour inside a picture utilizing the first colour correction interface of such a lot purposes. you should use colour stability controls, otherwise you can use curves (covered later during this chapter). colour stability controls are an essential technique of making changes. when you grasp how they paintings, you could fast resolve a variety of universal matters when it comes to colour temperature, white stability, and unforeseen colours inside your pictures. As you’ll see within the following sections, colour stability operations depend on the truth that complementary shades cancel each other out. This phenomenon is what makes it attainable to selectively do away with an undesirable colour forged from a picture by means of dragging or rolling a colour stability keep watch over towards the colour that’s complementary to it. It additionally permits us to introduce heat or coldness that wasn’t within the shot firstly, for inventive reasons. looking on the applying you’re utilizing, colour stability controls should be manipulated in numerous other ways. The extra you know the way colour stability controls impact the picture, the higher you’ll have the capacity to keep an eye on your corrections, focusing on them to the categorical components of the picture that want adjustment. Onscreen Interfaces for colour stability approximately each colour correction software prominently contains a set of colour stability controls (you can see 4 of them in determine three. 41). those 3 controls, frequently provided as a collection of 3 colour wheels, offer a graphical interface for rebalancing the purple, eco-friendly, and blue colour elements of a video clip to take away or introduce colour casts in particular parts of the picture. determine three. forty-one colour stability controls for various functions, in comparison. best to backside: FilmLight Baselight, Assimilate Scratch, DaVinci unravel, Iridas SpeedGrade. The approach for making an adjustment utilizing a colour stability keep watch over is pretty well an identical it doesn't matter what program you’re utilizing: click on wherever contained in the colour wheel that's the outer boundary of every keep watch over (you often don’t need to click on correct at the deal with or indicator that indicates what the stability is) and drag.

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