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Color Correction Handbook: Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema, Second Edition by Alexis Van Hurkman

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Chapter 7. Animating Grades

Most grading applications provide a facility for animating grades over time using keyframes (also called dynamics). Those of you familiar with compositing applications or with effects features in nonlinear editing applications (NLEs) know exactly what I’m talking about.

Which of a wide variety of grade animation features are implemented depends on the software you’re using. However it’s accomplished in your application, grade animation is an important technique that’s essential for a well-rounded colorist’s bag of tricks.

This chapter is designed primarily to get you thinking about different ways of using grade animation to solve different problems you’ll encounter, as well as how it might be used for creative effect ...

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