Color Correction for Video: Using Desktop Tools to Perfect Your Image

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Taylor & Francis, 2009 - Computers - 279 pages
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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.

* Application agnostic, step-by-step instruction for an array of color correcting concepts and solutions
* Effectively use color to improve your storytelling, deliver critical emotional cues, and add overall impact to your media
* Companion DVD contains tutorial media for hands-on exercises

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Chapter 2 Analyze ThisYour Monitor
Chapter 3 Using Scopes as Creative Tools
Chapter 4 Other Methods to Analyze Footage
Chapter 5 Colorists ToolsPrimary Color Correction
Chapter 6 Secondary Color Correction
Chapter 7 Tutorials
Chapter 8 Advanced Color Correction Tutorials
Chapter 9 The History and Role of the Colorist
Chapter 10 Vision and Color Theory
Chapter 11 Builtin Software and Plugin Capabilities

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About the author (2009)

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, HIT Entertainment, Jim Henson Entertainment, VeggieTales and others. His 22 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 three other books including "Color Correction for Digital Video," "Avid XpressPro On the Spot," and "The Avid XpressPro Editing Workshop." He has also written for DV magazine.
Jaime Fowler is the director and creator of Film CampTM (, a controversial learning program where supervised student editors complete low-budget independent feature films. He has been a film and video editor for over 20 years. As a freelance editor, he edited trailers/promotionals for Warner Brothers, Tri-Star, and Lightstorm. He has completed documentaries for director James Cameron, including Under Pressure: The Making of the Abyss, The Making of T2, and edited several seasons of Jeopardy! for Merv Griffin/Sony. The editor for seven Emmy-winning television programs and one of the developers of Avid's Emmy-winning MulticamÔ, Jaime is a well-experienced editor who has served as an editing consultant for over 30 national sitcoms, several major motion pictures, and the Sundance Filmmakers Lab.

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