CHAPTER 7

Correcting Shots

Many colorists disapprove of the term “color correction” because so much of their talent extends well beyond simply “correcting” bad color. But the truth of the matter is that when working on an image, the first order of business usually is “correcting” the scene.

Also, an even larger part of the job of an aspiring colorist will be trying to correct bad video images. So this chapter will be devoted to making bad images look okay, making decent images look good, and taking good images “over the top.”

Four More Grades of the “Banker’s Light” Scene

Pete Jannotta, one of Chicago’s veteran and most respected names in postproduction, is a colorist at Filmworker’s Club. Pete chose to work on the same scene from Chasing Ghosts ...

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