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Behind the Lens by Jay Holben

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5.6Understanding Post Color Correction

I was at an industry networking function this past week and had a conversation with a young woman who was interested in producing films. She had been working as a PA for about two years and when she learned that I had previously been a cinematographer she asked me, “Can you explain color correction to me? Does that mean that something is wrong and it has to be fixed?” Before I could even start to reply, a young man standing next to us chimed in, “That’s what happens when they shoot it wrong on set and they have to fix it in post.”

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I waited for the smile to crack on his face, but when it didn’t, and I realized ...

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