December 31, 2014 at 6:26AM

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Colour Grading

How to decide on the kind of colour grading to be applied for a movie?

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This is an artistic question, and everybody will have their own personal answer about it.

I always shoot tests and grade the tests to establish the final look I am after, before taking on any large project. Sometimes you have to try a bunch of different color looks before you find one that suits your film.

Even before you shoot anything, you can look for still photos on the web that have the feeling you are after with your film, so this will help you narrow down your options and decide the creative direction you want to go with.

January 1, 2015 at 5:53PM

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Guy McLoughlin
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Hi McLoughlin,
thanks for the advice it surely will guide in my projects.
Happy New Year

January 3, 2015 at 8:47AM

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Dibyendu Joardar
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In my opinion, the way your film is graded depends on two choices. First one, concept. Does the grading support you narrative form? The character, the mood, the plot, etc. Second one, reality. Is it summer/winter, early morning/noon, hospital/romantic restaurant. I think this one is pretty clear.

January 4, 2015 at 4:28AM

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Myrdal Muda
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Hi Muda,
What you say is true that grading depends on the concept, mood, season, etc. But I am trying to understand which kind of grading associates with which kind of concept etc. Please share with us - how you go on deciding the gradings? This might enlighten us further.
Thaks

January 11, 2015 at 8:58AM

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Dibyendu Joardar
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