The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction / Edition 2

The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction / Edition 2

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by Steve Hullfish
     
 

ISBN-10: 024081715X

ISBN-13: 9780240817156

Pub. Date: 05/25/2012

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The only guide to the art and technique of color correction based on the invaluable knowledge of more than a dozen of the top colorists in the world. This book allows you unprecedented access to the way the masters of the craft approach their work.

Containing decades of industry experience and professional colorist know-how, this book provides an understanding of

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The only guide to the art and technique of color correction based on the invaluable knowledge of more than a dozen of the top colorists in the world. This book allows you unprecedented access to the way the masters of the craft approach their work.

Containing decades of industry experience and professional colorist know-how, this book provides an understanding of what top-tier colorists look for in an image and how they know what to do to make it great. Featuring techniques performed in a variety of color correction software applications (DaVinci Resolve, Apple Color, Synthetic Aperture's Color Finesse, and more), this book turns what has long been a misunderstood "black art" into a set of skills that any colorist, editor, independent filmmaker, or motion graphics artist can begin to master. Packed with explanations, tips, and concepts that build on each other, you will learn how to:
* fix poorly exposed shots and shots with color casts
* create looks
* match shots
* master primary and secondary color correction techniques
* use color correction to advance a story

This edition includes

* An updated DVD containing two hours of video tutorials using DaVinci Resolve, extended interview transcripts and color correction sessions with the professional colorists featured in the book

* A brand new tutorial-based chapter, with companion project files on the DVD, so you can work along with the text

* New insight from additional professional colorists, including legendary colorists, Bob Festa, Stefan Sonnenfeld, and Pankaj Baipai, showing you the 'hows' and 'whys' of each grade

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240817156
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/25/2012
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
526
Sales rank:
1,023,539
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 8.88(h) x 1.09(d)

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Tonal Range Primer
Chapter 2 Tonal Correction Tools
Chapter 3 Color Control Primer
Chapter 4 Color Control Tools
Chapter 5 Secondary Color Correction Primer
Chapter 6 Secondaries with the Pros
Chapter 7 Correcting Shots
Chapter 8 Telling the Story
Chapter 9 Matching Shots
Chapter 10 Creating Looks
Chapter 11 Tutorials
Chapter 12 Miscellaneous Wisdom

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The Art and technique of Digital Color Correction 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
GeoffvanMaarten More than 1 year ago
COLOR IS WITHIN YOUR CONTROL! With the most advanced camera, monitor and playback system ever developed (our eyes and brain) color management seems effortless to the uninitiated, but it is perhaps one of the most complex and least understood elements in video production. 'The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction' diligently puts an end to all the mystery and sheds a finely-crafted light on this important and highly-nuanced discipline of post production. Whether you're trying to understand how to use a waveform monitor or discover the most-established way to give a day-for-night image the noirish tone it deserves, Steve Hullfish covers it all in a methodically-straightforward, comprehensive manner. This overview covers everything from calibrating your tools and environment (you'll learn why all production editing suites are a dingy 18% gray) to color grading techniques and tricks of the most intrepid colorists in the industry (and why many artists prefer the term "grading" to "correction".) It's an exhaustive but accessible hands-on account. Hullfish covers topics using a variety of the most common software and interfaces. The publication also provides a DVD of content and lessons to make sure the reader has the resources needed to relate the material to platforms like Resolve, Avid, and Color (since it's available to most learners for free, he leans on Resolve the most.) Unless you're aiming for an Emmy or BAFTA for 'Best Colorist' (and even if you are), there's more-than-likely all the info and examples you'll need to cover all of your video color issues. It will give you the confidence you need to not only balance your shots but know when you've moved beyond primary to secondary correction (and when you might want to stop!) It's also written with a fluidity that makes it a faster, more-digestible read than one would imagine possible in a 500+ page book could be on such a technical subject. It's an invaluable resource for anyone interested in the field of video or film, especially color. Geoff van Maarten Producer, Anxious Little Dog Prods
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'd love to see this book - and that way I could write a review - but I've not gotten it.