Creating a Short Film – 11 – Colour Grading

Producing a Short Film – 1
Writing a Short Film – 2
Working with Actors – 3
Pre-Production – 4
Directing a Short Film – 5
Working on Set – 6
Cinematography – 7
Editing – 8
VFX – Environments – 9
VFX – Effects – 10
Colour Grading – 11

Course details

  • 4h 27m
  • Released: 8/5/2020

Explore the art and science of color grading, an often underused aspect of filmmaking. Learn about why color is important in the filmmaking post-production process, how to adjust the grade to accurately reproduce the colors that were shot, and how correcting color can completely transform bland or poorly shot footage. See how the process of color grading can correct common issues, create a more believable composite in visual effects, and establish or alter the artistic intent and mood of a scene. Plus, find out how to solve real-world workflow issues when exporting nonlinear editor (NLE) timelines for the color grade. Along the way, instructor Chad Perkins explores some of the most popular color correction tools, including DaVinci Resolve, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, and Redcine-X.

Note: This course is one of a 13-part series, showing the actual techniques filmmakers use to create cinema-quality films. Explore more of the series here.

This course was created by Chad Perkins. We are pleased to host this training in our library.

Learning objectives

  • Basics of color theory
  • Working with shadows and highlights
  • Primary vs. secondary color correction
  • Reading scopes
  • Coloring with Redcine-X
  • Coloring in Premiere Pro
  • Coloring in After Effects
  • Coloring in Resolve
  • Adjusting shadows, highlights, and midtones
  • Matching colors
  • Creating a cinematic look
Foundational Colour Concepts
Colour Basics
Using Scope
Colouring with Redcine-X
Colouring in Premiere
Colouring in After Effects
Exporting Your to Resolve
Colouring in Davinci Resolve
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