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  1. The Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema
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  2. The Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

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The colorist working in film and video is the individual responsible for breathing life into characters, bringing a mood into a scene, and making the final product polished and professional-looking. This craft is an art form that often takes years to perfect and many trial-and-error attempts at getting it right. Here to help both the newcomer and professional who needs to brush up on their skills is the first book to cover a wide variety of techniques that can be used by colorists, no matter what system they’re using. Whether you’re using a video editing package with a color correction tool built in (Final Cut Pro, Premiere Pro) of a dedicated application (Apple Color, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight, or DaVinci), this book covers it all.  From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image, to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations typically employed, you’ll find this highly organized book a solid reference that’s easy to navigate.  The accompanying DVD contains footage as well as cross-platform exercises and project files for readers to experiment with.

After reading the techniques, readers will learn to apply the methods that all of the color correction applications use, how to problem-solve and trouble-shoot, how to maximize the effectiveness of each tool that’s available, and they will discover how to creatively combine techniques and tools to accomplish the types of stylizations that colorists are often called upon to create.

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Alexis Van Hurkman
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I am fairly new to video editing, and a one-woman production but striving for higher standards with each project, and now shooting with Canon DSLRs and high-quality prime lenses. It made no sense to take such care in capturing and editing video, then fail to properly color correct. I had been getting by with basic usage of (and much trial and error) Final Cut Pro two and three way color correctors, but did not truly understand what I was doing, how to properly use the Final Cut scopes, and was way too intimidated by Apple's Color. This book has not only given me a much richer understanding of how to use the tools for color correction and grading, but it has also given me a much better sense of what, why, and when to apply certain approaches to correct typical problems I was struggling with constantly including noise and underexposure.

The format is extremely useful and learner-friendly, with a conversational tutoring style that walks you through a wide range of common... Read more
After years of photography (including the "good old days" in the darkroom processing film and making prints), the fact that cameras come with good quality video options has led me to be more serious about video making. The inclusion of SpeedGrade in Adobe's CC subscription provided me with a tool to actually do some serious grading of that video... but how? I've dug into several resources, such as Adobe's Classroom in a Book for SpeedGrade, and now this book. As someone who is a novice to video grading, but experienced with photo "grading" this book did an excellent job covering all the basics from the point of view of digital video/film grading. It did a nice job of being application-agnostic, focusing on the fundamentals that all of these programs work on. I would strongly recommend it as a starting point for anyone interested in beginning grading or moving from rudimentary work to actually understanding what they are doing. The inclusion of SpeedGrade for... Read more
This should be required reading not only for potential colorists, but anyone that takes videography, cinematography or video editing seriously. Hurkman is a pro in the industry, and you can tell by how she approaches and treats color issues. As a videographer and editor, i have spent years trying to learn the craft/art of color correction and grading, and it's safe to say that I never came close to being comfortable coloring a video or feeling like the corrections i was making were "right". Until i read this book. She blows the door wide open and goes through things from the ground up. I'm the type of person that likes to know "why". Just because the internet says that I should do "x" to a shot is not reason enough for me to do it. Hurkman takes it from the basic basic, explaining how color works, both in the real world, and especially within the rhelm of video, how it depends on the camera, codec, color space, monitor, end delivery, etc.

But don't... Read more
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