Aug 2014

#7 What a difference Color Grading makes

Day 7 of the 31 days challenge. I decided to show you a process in post that is absolutely crucial. Especially when dealing with footage that is under-exposed, tinted, or just plain bland. COLOR GRADING.

I’ve picked out several shots to show you what a difference Color Grading makes. Exteriors in the daylight can be super beautiful straight out of the camera, as long as you make sure your white balance settings are setup correctly and you make sure to not under/over-expose the shot. I still ad some contrast usually. Interiors and night time exteriors are much harder, and if you are in a documentary style setting where you can’t control the lighting in a room, you will probably end up spending alot of time in the color grading room.