2008 February 7th, 22:56
I've seen people post some threads about trying to emulate a look, recently, the Fight Club look and I've seen various others. My question is, regarding color correction, can anyone help me out with tips in getting the look from Superbad. Everything felt sort of "earth tony" with like maybe a very, very, light green highlight.
2008 February 8th, 10:53
seriously the only way is to apply your color correction filter of choice and play around with it as much as you can. calibrate your monitor and learn to trust your eyes. i use a combination of colorista and magic bullet looks. looks builder from the latter is free, try it. it won't let you apply the look to your clips but you can practice color correction and save presets.
as for the look you mention, i'd probably push the highlights towards cyan, the midtones towards yellow, and the shadows towards magenta. try it.
2008 February 8th, 17:15
Thanks for the tips Mattias! I'll try it immediately! This forum is awesome.
2008 February 8th, 17:17
Oh and by the way, are there any advantages these programs have, "Colorista" and "Magic Bullet" over Sony Vegas' color correction?
2008 February 10th, 11:03
vegas seems to have some great tools. colorista (also a magic bullet tool btw) is pretty basic when it comes to what you can do, but the results it produces are spectacular, better than any 3-way color corrector i've ever used, both smoother and crisper. it lacks curves, but i do that in looks, and secondary correction which i rarely use but if i do fcp's built in works ok.
2008 February 10th, 11:18
I find the Sony Vegas color curves and the color corrector to be very useful and well designed tools which should help you to get basically any look you want.
2008 February 14th, 23:17
Once again this forums proves to be the "awesome-est" on the interwebz! Thanks a lot guys for the speedy responces!