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

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Chapter 14. Greenscreen Compositing Grading Workflows

One question aspiring colorists frequently ask is how to grade greenscreen shots and accompanying backgrounds that will be composited together, since even at the desktop level there are many options for how to handle this. Visual effects supervisor and colorist Gray Marshall shared how these workflows are handled at professional compositing facilities, and it boils down to two basic approaches: grading the dailies ahead of time or grading the final composited result with the aid of a pregenerated matte.

Pregrading Greenscreen Dailies

In this workflow, you grade the separate elements to match before you hand off the rendered media to compositing in an app like The Foundry’s Nuke or Autodesk ...

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