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Color Correction Look Book: Creative Grading Techniques for Film and Video by Alexis Van Hurkman

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Chapter 9. Film Looks Other Than Grading

There has been much discussion over the years about how one might go about altering digital media to give the illusion that it was shot on film. Grading aside, there are many elements that go into turning film productions into works of art, and asking you, the colorist, to re-create these elements for any old piece of video without any preplanning can be a time-consuming proposition.

While adjustments to color, contrast, and texture go a long way toward creating a filmic look, there are other cinematic signifiers that are equally noticeable to the audience. This chapter describes many of these additional signifiers, providing recommendations for approaching their alteration, where necessary.

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