Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Anatomy of a Grade - Episode 13 - The Importance of Color Contrast

After a few months hiatus, I finally put together another episode of "Anatomy of a Grade", and this time I'm tackling the importance of "color contrast" in a shot. Often times, I hear DP's, directors, and producers talk about how important the "contrast" of a shot is... and while they're very correct in that the contrast of a shot is indeed very important in giving a shot its "look"; the "color contrast" of a shot or a look is often times overlooked or simply misunderstood by many as being EQUALLY AS IMPORTANT in getting the most out of a grade. In this example I look at a spin off of the ever popular "California" look and discuss how a simple attention to color contrast can really make all the difference in selling a heavily stylized look like this. Take a look!


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    I will be browsing through your blogposts.
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  3. this episode is fab. when you share upcoming episode?

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  5. Fabulous Episode.Its provide me precious information for my project..Thanks

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  7. Just upgraded to High Sierra. FCP sadly greyed out. Anyway to still work with that program? Or is officially done.
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    1. its officially done on high sierra unfortunately. should work on sierra though if you can format another drive back to that.

  8. Thanks Chris, really the post is so useful and informative. I just need it.
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