Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

Alexis Van Hurkman


The colorist operating in movie and video is the person answerable for respiring existence into characters, bringing a temper right into a scene, and making the ultimate product polished and professional-looking. This craft is an paintings shape that regularly takes years to excellent and lots of trial-and-error makes an attempt at getting it correct. the following to assist either the newcomer who must brush up on their talents is the 1st ebook to hide a large choice of thoughts that may be utilized by colorists, it doesn't matter what procedure they’re utilizing. no matter if you’re utilizing a video modifying package deal with a colour correction device in-built (Final minimize seasoned, optimum professional) of a committed software (Apple colour, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight, or DaVinci), this e-book covers it all.  From the main simple tools for comparing and correcting an total snapshot, to the main complex designated corrections and inventive stylizations mostly hired, you’ll locate this hugely equipped publication a high-quality reference that’s effortless to navigate.  The accompanying DVD comprises pictures in addition to cross-platform routines and undertaking records for readers to test with.

After interpreting the innovations, readers will discover ways to observe the equipment that each one of the colour correction functions use, easy methods to problem-solve and trouble-shoot, how you can maximize the effectiveness of every instrument that’s on hand, and they're going to notice how one can creatively mix strategies and instruments to complete the kinds of stylizations that colorists are frequently referred to as upon to create.

Praise for colour Correction Handbook:

From Alexis Van Hurkman comes an updated, so much welcome, encyclopedic consultant for colorists: colour CorrectionHandbook (Professional thoughts for Video and Cinema).   The breadth of this paintings is nearly impossibly bold: Van Hurkman embraces the entire vital themes, and the liberal use of illustrated examples, with accompanying waveforms and strategies from a variety of systems, succeeds in delivering a unmarried reference paintings for the colorist at virtually any point of expertise.... Colorists will locate gaps of their wisdom are as well-served through this publication because the aspiring colorist already lower than the tutelage of a master.

Ron Lingelbach
Colorist, Dolby Laboratories; Founder, TKcolorist web workforce (TIG)

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<p style="margin: 0px;" msonormal="">Color correction is a fancy and sophisticated craft. the coed must sit down subsequent to execs on a true jobs, and ask them constantly what they only did, and why they did it. the pro infrequently has the time and the endurance to reply to beginner questions, and the earnest student speedy finally ends up outdoors the grading suite, considering unfortunately even if there has been a better street to knowledge.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Now, eventually, there is. Alex Van Hurkman's ebook comes with a DVD of instance fabric you could load onto your colour grading notebook. It covers many beneficial actual examples, explaining what it's possible you'll do to make the pictures glance higher, what's the simplest way to do it on any of the preferred systems, or even how one can clarify what you're doing to others. as a way to examine colour correction, this booklet will make a difference.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Dr Richard Kirk
<p style="margin: 0px;">Colour Scientist, FilmLight Ltd
<p style="margin: 0px;">Recipient of 2010 AMPAS medical and Engineering Award
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Van Hurkman covers the idea and the sensible program of color-correction very well...it's consistently sturdy to appreciate the idea of *why* the picture seems reliable or undesirable and the way it pertains to images, electronics, and physics.

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<p style="margin: 0px;">I haven't any doubt Van Hurkman's publication is as shut as we're going to get to a customary textbook for the area of colour correction.  If not anything else, i believe it communicates the belief to neophyte filmmakers that there's way more to color-correction than simply having the software program or the field.  It's *experience* that makes solid colour -- now not the system.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Highly recommended.

<p style="margin: 0px;">--Marc Wielage/Senior Colorist

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