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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques by Janie L. Geyen, Barry Andersson

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Chapter 12

Color Correction and Grading

Color has always been an obsession in movies. Before movies could be shot with color film, colorists hand-tinted, dyed, and stenciled film in order to satisfy the moviemaker’s vision. The advent of movies shot with full color was met with enthusiasm; finally the film world reflected the colors of life and, most importantly, the colors of our imaginations. Color is still an obsession for moviemakers, and the color of the image is a crucial part of that vision.

The topic of color encompasses not just creating the look of the movie but also correcting color problems and creating a seamless image that is technically satisfactory. DSLR moviemaking has unique challenges in the color process.

Color Theory and ...

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