Color Grading to Cinematic Glory

Color grading has become all the rage over recent years, it’s one of those things that adds the final bit of gloss onto your work. It’s a bit like when you tidy your bedroom and it doesn’t look clean until you hoover. Okay, maybe that was a bad analogy but you get the point. In this Adobe Premiere Pro 2017 tutorial you will learn how to do color correction and color grading using Lumetri color.

Color Grading

Grading or Correction? Why not both?

Wikipedia describes color grading as:

Color grading is the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture, video image, or still image electronically, photo-chemically or digitally.

It can be so much more though, for example shot matching and making sure each cut moves smoothly in regard to color. Controlling the viewer’s eye and removing distractions that would take their focus away from the focal point of interest. Most of all, grading is about creating looks and stylizing an image, for example to indicate a flashback dream sequence. It’s more common however to simply to give the entire project a unique feel

Color correction is used to tie the whole room together. Typically giving you a more documentary feel or to fix a color in a shot that isn’t quite sitting right with the rest of the edit.

Source: Tunnelvizion TV