when we get to the color phase of our films we often work in FCP using the 3-way color corrector, RGB balance, and a couple other native filters. the tiffen dfx suite then steps in for some more advanced grading or fixing bigger problems. when we get a film that inspires us to do a really different look and feel with the color, that is when we head over to color (the apple app). color looks quite intimidating but really doesn’t take much to get a hang of. if you know photoshop you are more than half way there. with that being said, there is a ton of power under the hood and that can take quite the time to master. the primary room is very robust for most of your corrections and simple grading, but once you learn the secondaries, color fx, and geometry then you can do just about anything.
for patty and eugene’s wedding, she brought in many personal details and vintage items she has collected over the years. the seating chart was written on old windows. she brought in old trunks that held all of the props for the photobooth. a lot of her styling, form her hair, to her veil, to her umbrella, also had that vintage feel. when it came to the color i wanted to help convey that and really give the film an old and worn look. it took quite some time to get exactly what i had in mind, and the finished look combines quite a few corrections in the primary room, secondary, as well as a pretty big node cluster in the color fx room.
i’m really pumped with how it all came out and looking at the before and afters, i really feel the difference i was hoping to get across. i wanted to share some of the samples here as i think it is a pretty fascinating interface and program.
this grabs are from their same day edit, though the work in color wasn’t done the same day. we got asked to show the edit quite a bit earlier than planned, so i did a quick pass to clean up the color and that opened up the door for me to take some extra time the day after to process it how i wanted.