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Jaxon Miller
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School Filmsimplified Davinci Resolve Color Grading

Color grading is the process of enhancing the appearance of an image in order to show a certain element of the video or photograph in the desired manner. This process can include adjusting the color, contrast, saturation, black level, detail, and more. The goal is to depict the desired mood, time, or character.At the most basic level, color grading can be shooting a photograph in black and white or using a filter on Instagram. More advanced uses include planning color schemes to assist in telling the story for entire motion pictures.Color grading puts the emotional polish on a photo or film, and it is an essential part of the project to consider the color look before beginning production. Rather than a specific method, color grading is more about the creative thought process of knowing why and when to adjust color.

School Filmsimplified Davinci Resolve Color Grading


Color correction is generally the process that comes before color grading. Color correction, which is the technical aspect of the two, makes the images work by:Adjusting cropping and compositionRemoving spotsMatching the footage taken with different cameras.Color grading is the creative aspect. It creates a stylistic effect desired by the producer or photographer.

Generally, it will take about 2-3 months to learn the basics of color grading. Reaching a professional level could take 6-12 months. The timeline depends on how much time you spend honing your skills.

If you're interested in learning more about color correction and grading inside of DaVinci Resolve 12, Alex has one of the absolute best online courses that you will find anywhere. Be sure to check it out.

If you are an editor or filmmaker, you should definitely spend some time learning color grading, and you might as well start with these resources. If you have a favorite color grading resource, please tell us in the comments below.

i would suggest calling him for a chat, he is a nice person and almost regarded as a "God" in the post production / telecine/color grading industry worldwide, he can make some suggestions & not necessarily joining their classes 350c69d7ab


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