Color Grading for Filmmaking: The Vision, Art, and Science | Dandan Liu | Skillshare

Color Grading for Filmmaking: The Vision, Art, and Science

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Dandan Liu, Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer

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16 Lessons (51m)
    • 1. Course Intro

    • 2. Class Materials

    • 3. Seeing Nuances in Color

    • 4. Eye Training Exercise

    • 5. Storytelling and Color Grading

    • 6. Science of Color Grading

    • 7. Order of Operations

    • 8. Step One: Color Correct

    • 9. Step Two: Shot Matching

    • 10. Step Three: Skin Tones

    • 11. Step Four: Color Grading

    • 12. Stylized Example

    • 13. Step Five: Polish and Export

    • 14. Storytelling and Color Examples

    • 15. Bonus: Vectorscope

    • 16. Course Conclusion

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About This Class

Color grading has been the filmmaking world's biggest kept secret.

How do you subtly shift your colors so they transport us even further into your story?

How can color grading transform your footage into a work of art?

While there are many courses out there that teach you how to use color grading software, there are no courses out there that address comprehensively the creative and streamlined process for professional color grading. 

This course shows you how, addressing both the art and science of color grading for filmmaking. The course is divided into three parts: seeing color, using color for storytelling, and implementing a technical 5 step process to translate your vision into reality with Adobe Premiere Pro Lumetri Color. 

By the end of this course, you will have all the knowledge and a complete roadmap needed to develop your color grading sensibility and implement a look into your film. 





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Dandan Liu

Documentary Filmmaker & Cinematographer

I come from a long line of scientists, so I'm not called the "black sheep" of the family, but the "genetic mutant" as a self-taught commercial and documentary filmmaker. My love of filmmaking came when I embarked on a four year journey living with people of different religions and lifestyles around the world. From waking up at 3 am with Zen Buddhist monks in Japan to running a guesthouse with nuns in Jerusalem, I started making films as a way to understand the local realities around me. These...

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