30 Mar colour correction in the movie-ARD415
Work on colours is divided into colour correction and grading. Colour correction, as the name suggests, is used to improve colours in the shot. For example, contrast, saturation or white balance. Colour grading is the second step. It’s the “correct” colouring of a picture, that is, giving it a unique picture, for example, giving it an orange colour. Colour grading also includes giving the individual objects in the scene a specific look. For example, illuminating only the hero’s face or changing the colour of the car. Colour grading is of course of great importance when creating the film’s atmosphere. Colours can serve as e.g. building a climate. Depending on the type of film, the colours will be different. For example, in comedies, there are usually bright and highly saturated colours, and in war, movies faded, often blue or green.