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Color Correction for Video

Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image, 2nd Edition

By Steve Hullfish, Jaime Fowler

  1. ISBN: 9780240810782
  2. Publication Date: October 2008
  3. Format: Paperback
  4. Pages: 296
  5. Price:
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    • £29.99 (GBP)
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Description

Use color to improve your storytelling, deliver critical emotional cues, and add impact to you videos. This book shows you how to analyze color correction problems and solve them- whatever NLE or plugin you use.

Experienced editors and colorists in their own right, the authors also include the wisdom of top colorists, directors of photography, and color scientists to deliver this insightful and authoritative presentation of the theory and practice of color correction.

The book provides technical insight into how to effectively color correct your video, also delving into how color can impact storytelling and deliver critical emotional cues. The new edition also includes 2 new "Quickstart Tutorials", a new chapter on how color impacts storytelling, information on the impact HD has had on the correcting process, and updated application specifications. The companion DVD features new and more robust tutorial media.


Author Bio

Steve Hullfish produces and edits trailers, TV spots, promos and DVDs through his company, Verascope Pictures, which serves high-end clients: Universal Studios, NBC Television, DreamWorks, HIT Entertainment, Jim Henson Entertainment, VeggieTales and others. He has also co-edited two feature films for Sony/Tristar: Courageous and War Room. His 30 years of producing and editing TV shows and spots have garnered many national awards, including a national Emmy as part of the editing team of the Oprah Winfrey Show. He has co-written four other books including Color Correction for Digital Video, Avid XpressPro On the Spot, The Avid XpressPro Editing Workshop and - most recently - Avid Uncut: Workflows, Tips, and Techniques from Hollywood Pros. He is also in demand as a color correction and editing trainer for clients including NBC Sports, Major League Soccer, Turner Networks, The Versus Network, Southeast Television, Whole Foods, Avid, Tektronix, and the Children's Television Network.

Reviews

"Whether you are a film student working on an Avid, a motion graphics student working with After Effects or Final Cut Pro, a professional using a da Vinci 2K, you need this book. Wonderfully structured and illustrated, this book is unique in its approach and focus and will provide invaluable insights on the art of color correction. The design of the book has improved ten-fold, providing tips, tutorials and glossary terms in support of important concepts. As a bonus, the DVD includes video tutorials and sample exercise files. I look forward to working with this new edition of Color Correction in my broadcast design and motion graphics classes."--Dominique Mertens Elliott, Professor of Broadcast Design and Motion Graphics at Savannah College of Art and Design

"A serious overview of color grading for moving images.The new edition has been expanded by about a third with the addition of a quickstart chapter, beefed-up chapters on tool concepts and advanced tutorials, and infusions of advice from color experts throughout."--AETutsplus.com

Contents

QuickStart Guide to Primary Color Correction; QuickStart Guide to Secondary Color Correction; Setting up your monitor and viewing environment; Creative use of Waveform and Vectorscopes; Analyzing video using alternative methods; Introduction to Primary Color Correction - (with multiple apps); An advanced look at Primary Color Correction; Introduction to Secondary Color Correction - (with multiple apps); An advanced look at Secondary Color Correction; Telling the story with Color Correction; Matching shots; Giving video a Look; Color Theory; A Brief history of color correction; Index of color correction hardware, applications and plugins