Tag: Colorist Tips

Vintage Looks – Part 4

For the last of the vintage look series, we’ll work on a moody, rich red look. We’ll start with this base shot: Our first step is to crunch the miss – we want a darker, moody look, and the mids are the first place to hit: Next, we’ll try to pull some shadow detail back…
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Vintage Looks – Part 3

For part 3 of this vintage looks series, we’re going to look at a cross-processed look. A quick Google search of “cross process” gets the general idea across: green shadows, red or yellow midtones/highlights. We’re not going to to quite as extreme as these reference images, but the basis is there. We’ll start with this…
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Vintage Looks – Part 2

Okay, part 2 of the vintage look series is here! This is going to be a clipped, blue look. No Bigfoot this time, but he’ll be back in the next look. We’ll start with this image: The first thing we need to do for this look is hard-clip the shadows and highlights. There are a…
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Quick Tip: ND Your Screen

Okay, here’s a quick tip I was reminded of when Juan Salvo asked on Twitter about finding a GUI monitor that looked half-decent with the brightness turned all the way down. I saw that and remembered  something pretty awesome I saw during my internship at EFILM: The GUI monitors in the grading theaters had a…
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A Faded Film Look

The look for this post is one I worked up for fun a while back when I was working on a freelance piece. I didn’t end up using the look (I cooked it up just for fun; I was only doing the editing), but I saved it, and thought it would be fun to share….
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