Thinking like a colorist is one of my favourite insight series so I’ll be releasing lots more. In this insight we take a look at a forest scene. I go through the look from beginning to end but also the options that are available to us
You can download the Red clip here to try grading yourself before watching my video insight below.
Before you watch my video please have a go at the clip yourself!
The one I’m using is the Red Raven clip from the above link
What are we trying to achieve with the look?
Grading almost comes down to one simple question.
What can the look at to the scene?
I always compare grading to music.
When hans Zimmer is scoring a movie he can chose to use minor sad sounding chords and notes or major and happy sounding notes.
I always approach my grading in the same way.
For this scene I thought there was two important directions
Are we going bright, commercial and real?
Are we going dark moody and magical?
I show you every step of the way in my video below including options I’m not taking.
Jump to the video below to find out more!
If you’ve got any questions, be sure to leave a comment!