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The DSLR Filmmaker's Handbook: Real-World Production Techniques, 2nd Edition by Barry Andersson

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Chapter Twelve Color Correction and Grading

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Color has always been an obsession in movies. Before movies could be shot with color film, colorists hand-tinted, dyed, and stenciled film in order to satisfy the filmmaker’s vision. The advent of movies filmed in full color was met with enthusiasm and awe. Finally the film world reflected the colors of life and, most important, the colors of our imaginations. Color continues to be an obsession for filmmakers today because we now have the ability to not only shoot in color but also digitally manipulate any image to any color range our minds can imagine.

The topic of color encompasses not just creating ...

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