Dan Hume's Blog

Colour Grading
December 3, 2011, 2:45 pm
Filed under: Specialist Project

Now I’ve reached the stage where I can perfect the video with a bit of colour grading. Colour grading always takes a regular piece of footage and enhances it into something more professional looking. It also gives you a chance to help emphasise the whole concept of what you’re watching. For example, if you’re watching a war based based video, the conventional colour correction would often be grey, possibly with a slight brown tint to it to make it look it really grim and dull. It’s trying to captivate the audience into that world of mess and dirt, which war is often associated with.

Here are some screenshots showing a cross between the ungraded footage and the graded footage. I’ve based the colour grade on the whole tone of the video. I’ve given the final render a blue, greenish tint, which I feel represents the general mood society as it currently stands. I played around with the exposure and colour balance to get the look I wanted.


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