Monday, August 16, 2010


Cracked takes a relatively sophisticated look at feature color correction in 5 Annoying Trends That Make Every Movie Look the Same.
Personally I'm a bit tired of over-color correction -- but mostly in my movies I'm tired of it. Perhaps that's because I have to do it on my own pictures. Or maybe that I fall in love with the original color in our frames*. Sometimes I like heavy color correction. I'm very fickle about it and so I tend to do tests and check with other people before committing.
We haven't done the teal/orange thing yet. And I don't know if a couple blog-posts really means that any of our buyers care. On Clonehunter we actually got complaints that it was too green. Meh. So we desaturated the whole movie a bit.
A still from Clonehunter. Trying to keep skin tones in the right place while making stuff green. I kinda liked it.
Desaturation I tend to like the look of. It certainly doesn't make your eyes as tired as too much color. And it does seem to make the movie look... a bit more... better. Or so it seems.

*I'm not saying that's a good thing, mind you.

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