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Fix It In Post by Jack James

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Chapter 8 Fixing Color Problems

 

“Too close to the light, just for the thrill of it.”—Moloko

 

 

After editing and sound, color is probably the single most important element that can be adjusted during postproduction. Color adds mood and emotion to scenes, and plays a big part in ensuring continuity between shots. But more than that, exceptional color grading gives a sense of artistry to productions. You need only look at recent music videos to witness incredible variety among otherwise similar subjects given by simply changing the color palette.

In digital postproduction, changing the color of footage is easily achievable, ...

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