How To Talk To A Colorist
DV Magazine has a nice article titled DV 101: How to Talk to A Colorist:
"[T]he first session with a real colorist can be a bit intimidating for the novice filmmaker. Understanding the basics of what is possible and what the colorist is doing to manipulate the image will help alleviate some of the trepidations you might have going in for your first session."
After going through some basic terminology and example grades the author, Jay Holben, offers up this stellar piece of advice,
"It’s a good idea to start with a defining shot for a particular sequence... but the most important shot for the scene is the close-up of the actress that happened to be the 10th shot for the day. It’s a good idea to start with that 10th shot, establish the look that you want for the sequence on that hero shot and then have the colorist go back and match the rest of the sequence to that key shot."
Sage advice. The whole article is a good read for anyone new to color correction.
Hat Tip: Ted Langdell via Telecine Internet Group email list
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