Sometimes the footage sucks.
That’s never the goal when shooting of course, but things happen.
Now you’ve got a shot that’s too dark and the color balance is off, and you can’t just replace it with something else…
Making bad footage usable is it’s own art form, and a good colorist should have a few tricks up their sleeve to help.
Understanding how to adjust and mix channels using the RGB mixer is a great way to quickly balance an image.
In this video from Darren Mostyn, you’ll learn about:
- RGB Mixer basics
- Creating a monochrome image
- Balancing the image
- Additional corrective adjustments
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVresolve.com. He is a professional editor, having cut national commercials for major companies, and does color & VFX for indie films at Mask & Feather. He’s also a filmmaker, writing and directing shorts & features. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor and former marketing strategist for large brands.