Use color to improve your storytelling, deliver critical emotional cues, and add impact to you videos. This book shows you how to analyze color correction problems and solve them- whatever NLE or plugin you use.
Experienced editors and colorists in their own right, the authors also include the wisdom of top colorists, directors of photography, and color scientists to deliver this insightful and authoritative presentation of the theory and practice of color correction.
The book provides technical insight into how to effectively color correct your video, also delving into how color can impact storytelling and deliver critical emotional cues. The new edition also includes 2 new "Quickstart Tutorials", a new chapter on how color impacts storytelling, information on the impact HD has had on the correcting process, and updated application specifications. The companion DVD features new and more robust tutorial media.
Table of Contents
QuickStart Guide to Primary Color Correction; QuickStart Guide to Secondary Color Correction; Setting up your monitor and viewing environment; Creative use of Waveform and Vectorscopes; Analyzing video using alternative methods; Introduction to Primary Color Correction - (with multiple apps); An advanced look at Primary Color Correction; Introduction to Secondary Color Correction - (with multiple apps); An advanced look at Secondary Color Correction; Telling the story with Color Correction; Matching shots; Giving video a Look; Color Theory; A Brief history of color correction; Index of color correction hardware, applications and plugins
From 1st edition:
"This book does what the user manuals can't- it teaches color correction step-by-step, from theory to practice.... a must read for any serious online editor."- Susan Perla, editor-producer, NBC Network News, Today show
"...demystifies the art of color correction... lets you in on the secrets of top professionals in an accessible and interesting way...indispensable."
- Charlie White, DV author and columnist, DigitalVideoEditing.com