Sunday, February 27, 2011

Color Correction and Needs

I've mentioned this blog before, it's from the Art Director on Moon. He goes into detail about the production and post-production of that picture. This post is on color-correction. Right now I'm in the midst of color-correction quandaries with Earthkiller. I don't know which way to go with the picture. When I'm color-correcting I usually feel that I've gone too far. My producer frequently complains about the amber-and-bronze tones. And I find that I start to get lost by looking at frames and trying to figure out where the skin tone should be.
But the fact is that big-budget Hollywood pictures are frequently colored very radically.
So we're going for more severe CC in Earthkiller. I don't think, however, it's going to be consistent. I think that certain rooms will look a certain way and other rooms are going to look their own way.
Other members of the production team have a different opinion. Whoever it is who actually does the color-correction work will probably be the winner in the color-correction battles that take place deep inside the Pandora Machine.
I need a mech and I need the side panel and door to the lander.


Kangas said...

Yes, those who do the work DO typically get the final say. That's the only benefit for doing ALL the work. :)

Andrew Bellware said...