Color Correction Handbook

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321929662
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program's built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you'll learn to: * Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards * Work with log-encoded media and LUTs * Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure * Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots * Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects * Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene's mood * Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest * Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments * Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.

Color Correction Handbook

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman
Publisher: Peachpit Press
ISBN: 9780133435559
Release Date: 2013-11-18
Genre: Computers

The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program’s built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you’ll learn to: • Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards • Work with log-encoded media and LUTs • Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure • Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots • Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects • Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene’s mood • Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest • Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments • Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.

The Color Correction Handbook

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321719744
Release Date: 2010-11-15
Genre: Computers

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. All of Peachpit's eBooks contain the same content as the print edition. You will find a link in the last few pages of your eBook that directs you to the media files. Helpful tips: If you are able to search the book, search for "Where are the lesson files?" Go to the very last page of the book and scroll backwards. You will need a web-enabled device or computer in order to access the media files that accompany this ebook. Entering the URL supplied into a computer with web access will allow you to get to the files. Depending on your device, it is possible that your display settings will cut off part of the URL. To make sure this is not the case, try reducing your font size and turning your device to a landscape view. This should cause the full URL to appear.

Color Correction Look Book

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman
Publisher: Pearson Education
ISBN: 9780321988188
Release Date: 2013
Genre: Computers

In this follow-up volume to the bestseller Color Correction Handbook, Alexis Van Hurkman walks you through twenty-one categories of creative grading techniques, designed to give you an arsenal of stylizations you can pull out of your hat when the client asks for something special, unexpected, and unique. Each chapter presents an in-depth examination and step-by-step, cross-platform breakdown of stylistic techniques used in music videos, commercial spots, and cinema.

The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction

Author: Steve Hullfish
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136060380
Release Date: 2013-03-20
Genre: Performing Arts

Provides direct access to the skills, insights and techniques of some of the postproduction industry's most prominent digital video colorists, delivering practical skills to the postproduction pro seeking to improve their color grading craft. The author interviews and observes 8 professional colorists as they grade a series of real world video images, describing the methods and techniques each artist uses to reach their finalized image. These video images are included on a DVD that allows you to work lockstep with each artist as they grade their images. Though some tools provided may differ from one product to the next, the basic process of video color correction (grading) remains the same. Application agnostic and sure to inspire, The Art of Digital Video Color Correction will further your artistic skills, whether you're an editor, compositor, or colorist, and allow you to apply those skills to the grading process, making your finished image sharper, crisper and more aesthetically pleasing in general.

Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema

Author: Glenn Kennel
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136033377
Release Date: 2012-07-26
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines

Color and Mastering for Digital Cinema explores the implications for motion picture post production processes and changes required to the supporting equipment and software. While a new concept to the motion picture community, the selection of the wide gamut, output-referred XYZ color space for digital cinema distribution is based on decades of color science and experience in other industries. The rationale for choosing XYZ and the other color encoding parameters is explained and the book also provides a full case study of the development of DLP Cinema® projectors by Texas Instruments. Finally, this book explores how the XYZ color encoding concept can be extended to support enhanced display technologies in the future. This book contains: * Brilliant 4-color illustrations that compliment the color science explanations * Never before published industry information from author Glenn Kennel, a world leader in digital cinema color technology * Descriptions of key issues and background on decisions that were made in the standardization process By Glenn Kennel, Glenn Kennel is VP/GM of Feature Film Services at Laser Pacific Media Corporation, a leading provider of a full range of post production services for television and feature film. Recently, he worked for the DLP Cinema group of Texas Instruments in a role that included technology and business development. Previously, in a twenty year career with Kodak, he led the development of the Cineon digital film scanners and laser recorders and the prototype HDTV telecine that became the Spirit Datacine. As a consultant, he helped DCI draft the technical specifications for digital cinema. Kennel also chairs the SMPTE DC28 Color ad hoc group and the DC28.20 Distribution working group. He is a SMPTE Fellow and has received the SMPTE Journal Award. He is also a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

Digital Cinematography

Author: David Stump
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136040412
Release Date: 2014-03-21
Genre: Performing Arts

First published in 2014. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Cinema Raw

Author: Kurt Lancaster
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781135040321
Release Date: 2014-03-05
Genre: Performing Arts

With the next generation of raw cinema cameras you can finally shoot professionally with uncompressed raw motion pictures—without compromising your image or your budget. In Cinema Raw: Shooting and Color Grading with the Ikonoskop, Digital Bolex, and Blackmagic Cinema Cameras, Lancaster takes you through the birth of these new cameras and includes an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at Digital Bolex. He field tests each camera and discusses the importance of shooting in raw and guides you through the raw color grading process so you can create stunning films. Interviews with professionals who have shot documentaries, shorts, and promotionals with these cameras are featured throughout, allowing you to learn field production techniques under real world conditions. FEATURES: Behind-the-scenes case studies for the next generation of low budget cinema cameras Recommended gear lists to begin your raw shooting experience Full color post workflows that help you realize your boldest cinematic visions A companion website (www.kurtlancaster.com) featuring raw projects covered in the book; video interviews with the creators of the Digital Bolex, Joe Rubinstein and Elle Schneider; and resources for further study of raw cinema

The Steadicam Operator s Handbook

Author: Jerry Holway
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781136057977
Release Date: 2013-08-22
Genre: Performing Arts

The next best thing to an intensive training workshop on how to use the Steadicam® and become a successful owner-operator, this book brings together interviews and instruction by the world's premier Steadicam professionals to get you up and running with your rig and to improve. The revised edition offers video interviews and footage showing the Steadicam in action on the book's companion website bringing this instruction one step closer to in-person training. Learn all aspects of Steadicam operating in one comprehensive package with hours of video on the website and over 1300 full-color photos and illustration. Both informational and inspirational, THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK moves from the physics and balancing of a Steadicam, through a series of step-by-step line dances and practice shots, to the most personal aspects of filmmaking-how individual operators make creative and practical decisions using this unique camera setup. The book discusses the wide array of equipment and accessories currently available, and it also illustrates the latest operating techniques and tricks, a variety of strategies for working with others, and the business side of a Steadicam career, from buying your best rig to negotiating deals with producers and unit production managers. Also included are observations and anecdotes-inspirational, funny, instructive, and cautionary-written by a number of other experienced Steadicam operators around the world, including the legendary inventor of the Steadicam himself, Garrett Brown. THE STEADICAM® OPERATOR'S HANDBOOK is both a master class and a master reference for all camera operators and directors who want to move the camera well.

Set Lighting Technician s Handbook

Author: Harry Box
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136046575
Release Date: 2013-05-02
Genre: Performing Arts

Comprehensive. Detailed. Practical. Set Lighting Technician's Handbook, Fourth Edition, is a friendly, hands-on manual covering the day-to-day practices, equipment, and tricks of the trade essential to anyone doing motion picture lighting, including the lamp operator, rigging crew, gaffer, best boy, or director of photography. This handbook offers a wealth of practical technical information, useful techniques, as well as aesthetic discussions. The Set Lighting Technician's Handbook focuses on what is important when working on-set: trouble-shooting, teamwork, set protocol, and safety. It describes tricks and techniques for operating a vast array of lighting equipment including LEDs, xenons, camera synchronous strobes, black lights, underwater units, lighting effects units, and many others. Since its first edition, this handy on-set reference continues to be widely adopted as a training and reference manual by union training programs as well as top university film production programs. New to the fourth edition: * Detailed information on LED technology and gear * Harmonized with union safety and training procedures * All the latest and greatest DMX gadgets, including remote control systems * Many new and useful lights and how to use them and troubleshoot them. * New additions to the arsenal of electrical distribution equipment that make our sets safer and easier to power. * More rigging tricks and techniques. * the same friendly, easy to read style that has made this book so popular.

The Green Screen Handbook

Author: Jeff Foster
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781317673583
Release Date: 2014-10-24
Genre: Art

The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a comprehensive how-to manual that walks you through the many integral techniques required in preproduction, production, and postproduction to use green screen effectively. Step-by-step instruction and time-saving tips cover matting and keying basics; lighting and digital camera essentials; setups using fabric, portable background panels, and paint; broadcast TV hardware switchers; professional HD and major motion picture compositing; multi-colored screen composites; directing storyboards and talent; working with virtual sets; motion tracking; and much more. Additionally, this new edition has been updated to include: Coverage of the latest digital camera technologies, lighting gear, and compositing and editing software Advice on using apps for portable devices that will help you light and shoot better green screen Examples and case studies of real-world green screen and compositing projects in film and television productions An extensive companion website (www.focalpress.com/cw/foster) featuring downloadadble project files and streaming video tutorials You can’t afford to miss out! The Green Screen Handbook, Second Edition is a one-stop shop for all of your green screen solutions.

Motion Picture and Video Lighting

Author: Blain Brown
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781136052972
Release Date: 2012-11-12
Genre: Performing Arts

Motion Picture and Video Lighting, Second Edition, is your indispensable guide to film and video lighting. Written by the author of the industry bible Cinematography, this book explores technical, aesthetic, and practical aspects of lighting for film and video. It will show you not only how to light, but why. Written by a professional in the field, this comprehensive book explores light and color theory; equipment; and techniques to make every scene look its best. Now in full color, Motion Picture and Video Lighting is heavily illustrated with photos and diagrams throughout. This new edition also includes the ultimate 'behind the scenes' DVD that takes you directly on a professional shoot and demonstrates technical procedures and equipment. In addition, 20 video clips include: lighting demonstrations, technical tests, fundamentals of lighting demos, and short scenes illustrating different styles of lighting.

Autodesk Smoke Essentials

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118876855
Release Date: 2014-03-11
Genre: Computers

Get productive fast with this compelling, unique guide to Autodesk Smoke If you're new to Autodesk Smoke for Mac, this guide will get you up to speed on the key tools in a practical, hands-on way. Featuring approachable, task-based exercises taken from the real world, this full-color, step-by-step book walks you through a professional workflow with the editing, compositing and finishing tool. This Autodesk Official Press title covers everything you need to know for a solid foundation in the software, including: The ins and outs of the Smoke interface, including all key tools Audio, music, and sound effects Editing and trimming clips for a polished edit Media management and advanced compositing With professional-quality video footage used for all of the book's projects, this vibrant full-color guide is engaging as well as instructive. For those new to Autodesk Smoke, as well as professionals, instructors, and trainers, Autodesk Smoke Essentials is the resource you need to get productive, fast.

Digital Compositing for Film and Video

Author: Steve Wright
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 9781315283999
Release Date: 2017-11-22
Genre: Performing Arts

Written by senior compositor, technical director and master trainer Steve Wright, this book condenses years of production experience into an easy-to-read and highly-informative guide suitable for both working and aspiring visual effects artists. This expanded and updated edition of Digital Compositing for Film and Video addresses the problems and difficult choices that professional compositors face on a daily basis with an elegant blend of theory, practical production techniques and workflows. It is written to be software-agnostic, so it is applicable to any brand of software. This edition features many step-by-step workflows, powerful new keying techniques and updates on the latest tech in the visual effects industry. Workflow examples for: Grain Management Lens Distortion Management Merging CGI Render Passes Blending Multiple Keys Photorealistic Color Correction Rotoscoping Production Techniques for: Keying Difficult Greenscreens Replicating Optical Lens Effects Advanced Spill Suppression Fixing Discoloured Edges Adding Interactive Lighting Managing Motion Blur With brand new information on: Working in linear ACES Color Management Light Field Cinematography Planar Tracking Creating Color Difference Keys Premultiply vs. Unpremultiply Deep Compositing VR Stitching 3D Compositing from 2D Images How Color Correction ops Effect Images Color Spaces Retiming Clips Working with Digital Cinema Images OpenColorIO A companion website offers images from the examples discussed in the book allowing readers to experiment with the material first-hand.