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  1. 01. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: What is Color Grading?

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    What is Color Grading? What is a Colorist? It's the last step in the post process, the sexy part of filmmaking, the stuff of legend for those who have pioneered the path of Colorist. Please…

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    • 02. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Order of Operation Worfklow

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      Okay this is the big one! In this color grading tutorial I share with you the same workflow that top colorists use. It's important to have an ordered systematic approach to your grading so…

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      • 03. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Interface

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        With the release of FCP X, Apple introduced the the new "Color Board." In this color grading tutorial I will be explaining this new interface and its functions so that we can begin grading…

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        • 04. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Scopes

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          Ahhh, you thought the scopes were impossible to understand. In this color grading tutorial I decipher the scopes so that you can read them as though you were reading the Matrix. They are a very…

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          • 05. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Setting Exposure

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            As the first crucial step in color grading, setting the focus exposure lays the foundation for the rest of the grade. In this color grading tutorial I share how the concept of setting the exposure…

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            • 06. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Setting Dynamic Range and Contrast

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              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"…

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              • 07. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Color Balancing

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                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…

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                • 08. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Shot-to-Shot Matching

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                  A large part of what we do as colorists is perform shot-to-shot matching; ensuring the continuity from one to the shot so that there's no visual break in the story. In this color grading tutorial…

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                  • 09. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Creating Mood

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                    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…

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                    • 10. FCP X Color Grading Tutorials: Suggesting Time of Day

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                      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…

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                      • 11. FCP X Color Grading Tutorial: Contextual (location) based looks

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                        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…

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                        • 12. FCP Color Grading Tutorial: Popular Looks

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                          Popular looks is the stuff of legend. Looks that have been immortalized in Hollywood films like Saving Private Ryan, Slumdog Millionaire, Transformers, etc. In this color grading tutorial I share…

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