A powerful post technique is suggesting to the audience a time of day even though principal photography might have taken place at a different time. In this color grading tutorial I share with you how to suggest a golden hour look, dusk look or even a simple day-for-night look.
Looks can play a powerful role in suggesting to the audience where a scene is taking place. Is it a cool New York look? Or a warm sunny California look? In this color grading tutorial I share with you how create these different contextual looks to assist in the storytelling process.
Filmmaking is storytelling. Creating emotion that resonates with the audience. In this color grading tutorial I share with you how to create different looks that will influence the mood visually thus complimenting the story.
Color balancing is what most people think of when they think of color correction. This is the process of correcting for color casts, ensuring the shot doesn't exhibit a dominate colors, having clean blacks and clean whites. In this color grading tutorial I show you how easy it is with FCP X's Color Board to make these fixes.
Once we've set our exposure then it's on to dialing in our shadows and highlights and setting the desired amount of contrast. Sometimes all an image needs to give it that "pep" is contrast. In this color grading tutorial I go over what dynamic range is and how to set the proper amount in FCP X using the Color Board.