Color Correcting A Fake Film Trailer: Grading RED Dragon Footage

Color Correcting A Fake Film Trailer: Grading RED Dragon Footage

December 11, 2013

In this installment of the Fake Film Trailer, I start color correcting Red Dragon footage. It's my first time working with this camera.


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Day 11: 20 Insights in 20 Days Holiday Marathon

Fake Film Trailer: Part 2

Working with new cameras is always fun and can sometimes be quite difficult. In Part 2 we’ll explore working with Red Dragon footage, the latest iteration of RED’s sensors. And we’ll stumble across some tricky fixes that occur in real life.

Solving Color Correction problems

In the first RED Dragon shot I fix a hand that makeup missed. The skin tone doesn’t match the elaborate face make-up and our job is to get to look its more natural green. In the second RED shot we do some basic painting.

This all happens in the context of color grading, of course! You’ll see my general approach when grading RED shots – in addition to the tools I use when solving common grading problems.

Check out the video below to find out more!

-Dan

Color Correcting A Fake Film Trailer: Grading RED Dragon Footage

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