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By Alexis Van Hurkman

The colorist operating in movie and video is the person answerable for respiring existence into characters, bringing a temper right into a scene, and making the ultimate product polished and professional-looking. This craft is an paintings shape that regularly takes years to ideal and lots of trial-and-error makes an attempt at getting it correct. right here to aid either the newcomer who must brush up on their abilities is the 1st ebook to hide a wide selection of recommendations that may be utilized by colorists, it doesn't matter what approach they’re utilizing. even if you’re utilizing a video enhancing package deal with a colour correction instrument in-built (Final lower professional, most desirable seasoned) of a committed program (Apple colour, Assimilate Scratch, Baselight, or DaVinci), this publication covers it all.  From the main simple equipment for comparing and correcting an total photo, to the main complex distinctive corrections and artistic stylizations ordinarily hired, you’ll locate this hugely geared up publication a pretty good reference that’s effortless to navigate.  The accompanying DVD comprises pictures in addition to cross-platform routines and undertaking records for readers to test with.

After analyzing the concepts, readers will learn how to practice the equipment that each one of the colour correction purposes use, the way to problem-solve and trouble-shoot, tips on how to maximize the effectiveness of every software that’s to be had, and they'll detect find out how to creatively mix concepts and instruments to complete the kinds of stylizations that colorists are usually known as upon to create.

Praise for colour Correction Handbook:

From Alexis Van Hurkman comes an updated, so much welcome, encyclopedic consultant for colorists: colour CorrectionHandbook (Professional suggestions for Video and Cinema).   The breadth of this paintings is nearly impossibly bold: Van Hurkman embraces all of the vital issues, and the liberal use of illustrated examples, with accompanying waveforms and options from quite a few structures, succeeds in offering a unmarried reference paintings for the colorist at virtually any point of expertise.... Colorists will locate gaps of their wisdom are as well-served by means of this booklet because the aspiring colorist already less than the tutelage of a master.

Ron Lingelbach
Colorist, Dolby Laboratories; Founder, TKcolorist net crew (TIG)

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<p style="margin: 0px;" msonormal="">Color correction is a posh and sophisticated craft. the coed must sit down subsequent to pros on a true jobs, and ask them constantly what they simply did, and why they did it. the pro hardly has the time and the persistence to respond to beginner questions, and the earnest pupil fast finally ends up open air the grading suite, considering unfortunately even if there has been a neater highway to knowledge.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Now, ultimately, there is. Alex Van Hurkman's publication comes with a DVD of instance fabric you could load onto your colour grading notebook. It covers many beneficial genuine examples, explaining what you could do to make the photographs glance higher, what's the easiest method to do it on any of the preferred systems, or even how one can clarify what you're doing to others. as a way to examine colour correction, this publication will make a difference.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Dr Richard Kirk
<p style="margin: 0px;">Colour Scientist, FilmLight Ltd
<p style="margin: 0px;">Recipient of 2010 AMPAS clinical and Engineering Award
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Van Hurkman covers the speculation and the sensible software of color-correction very well...it's constantly stable to appreciate the idea of *why* the picture appears to be like strong or undesirable and the way it pertains to images, electronics, and physics.

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<p style="margin: 0px;">I don't have any doubt Van Hurkman's ebook is as shut as we're going to get to a customary textbook for the area of colour correction.  If not anything else, i believe it communicates the assumption to neophyte filmmakers that there's way more to color-correction than simply having the software program or the field.  It's *experience* that makes sturdy colour -- now not the system.
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<p style="margin: 0px;">Highly recommended.

<p style="margin: 0px;">--Marc Wielage/Senior Colorist

<p style="margin: 0px;">Lowry Digital/Burbank

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