Monthly Archives: October 2011
Here is the first real project I have ever shot with a DSLR. It was created for a video production class assignment. I used my Canon 60D, and the CineStyle picture style from Technicolor. I learned a couple of things about the ultra flat picture style. First, it does give you a lot of latitude for color correction. Second, the color correction process is trickier than I thought it would be.
My first plan was to simply load the color look up table (LUT) provided by Technicolor in Adobe Premiere Pro using the plugin LUT Buddy. Unfortunately, I forgot one thing during the shoot. You need to set your exposure with a standard picture style, then switch to the flat style before shooting. By setting exposure while using CineStyle, I ended up over exposing some of the shots by a little bit. Then, when I added the LUT, the extra contrast blew out all the highlights. I ended up manually adding a curves effect to each clip. I think I will stick with the CineStyle picture style because it may have saved me a lot of a detail in the darker shots. Next time I will just set exposure using the Standard style.