Alexis Van Hurkman has worked for over 12 years as a writer, director, visual effects artist, and colorist. He was also the lead writer of the companion book Apple Pro Training Series: Advanced Color Correction and Effects in Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Pro User Manual for versions 2, 3, and 4, and of the Shake User Manual for versions 3.5 and 4. As a postproduction artist, Alexis has contributed effects for and color corrected a wide variety of commercial and independent projects, including a collaboration with Harrel Fletcher and Elizabeth Meyer on The Forbidden Zone. Most recently he completed the feature Four Weeks, Four Hours, which he wrote, directed, and produced.
Encyclopedia of Color Correction: Field Techniques Using Final Cut Pro (Apple Pro Training Series)by Alexis Van Hurkman
This advanced, Apple-certified guide to video and film color correction picks up where APTS: Advanced Color Correction and Effects in Final Cut Pro leaves off. The book assumes a basic knowledge of the mechanics of color correction, and focuses on the field-tested techniques professional colorists use to obtain superb color grading and effects in film. Extremely practical, the book works step-by-step through real-world examples of the problems and challenges colorists face most frequently. Written by video professional Alexis Van Hurkman and updated for Final Cut Pro 5, this book provides comprehensive training in the real-world color correction and management skills editing pros use every day in the field the equivalent of a five-day course in one project-based book. Each chapter presents a complete lesson in some aspect of color correction, with hands-on projects for readers to complete as they go. Readers will learn how to maximize quality when color-correcting with Final Cut Pro, scene-to-scene color matching, correcting for broadcast specifications, changing color corrections midstream, day-for-night treatments, and more.
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