Color Grading Inspiration

Dec 1, 2019

Whenever tackling a color grading project, colorists and video editors often attempt to emulate the look of another film. There are plenty of great places to find color breakdowns, but two of my favorites are Movies in Color and Movie Barcode. As far as breakdowns go, these are nontraditional. You won’t see talk about exposure, contrast, or really any technical talk. Essentially you are breaking down the most popular colors used in one scene or looking at the entire film as a whole.

In this article by Michael Maher, see how these color charts break down popular movie scenes and a film’s overall color composition. Find inspiration for you color grading projects...

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