Visual styles and looks which complement your film: Simon Walker will discuss how film genres are defined by grading and how colour palettes are used in film. He will look at story exposition through this visual language and how grading can change the mood and atmosphere of a film. He will then move into discussing techniques for FCP and Color that can be used on low-end systems and then scaled up to use on the larger systems at higher resolutions.
He will help you to identify problems that are highlighted by HD, 2K and 4K resolutions (including, skin, hair, make-up, and set dressing) and how to address these problems with grading. He will also give practical advice and shortcuts for grading more quickly and efficiently with an introduction to popular colour grading software packages.
Simon will be demonstrating the limitations of Final Cut Pro for grading and how you can extend FCP with the Magic Bullet Suite of plug-ins by Red Giant Software. These plug-ins can significantly speed up your workflow by giving you access to powerful primary, and secondary correction tools as well as fast ways to correct and adjust video using a keyer and power masks to accurately isolate areas for correction, all from within Final Cut Pro.
For the Beyond HD event, Red Giant Software have kindly released a discount code of 25% off every product on the Red Giant website. The coupon code must be entered during the checkout phase at www.redgiantsoftware.com and expires on 1st March 2011
The code is: BeyondHD25.
For more information about the event: www.rave.ac.uk/beyondhd/