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in Filmmaking
on Feb 7, 2009

At his Prep Shoot Post blog, filmmaker Eric Escobar links to a free primer he’s created on desktop color correction. If you’ve read the new Filmmaker, you’ll remember that director Barry Jenkins and d.p. James Laxton created Medicine for Melancholy‘s distinctive, desaturated but with splashes of color look by timing the film themselves using Apple’s Color on Final Cut. Escobar’s video tutorial was created for Red Giant Software’s Colorista as used in Final Cut Pro, but, as he notes, the basic theories apply to all the primary color correction tools out there for desktop systems.

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