Otis College of Art and Design: Visual Effects Lab

 

 

VFX Lab Fall 2014: Color Correction / Still Frame Project

 

 

 

Objective:

To re-create a series of still frames for a film conveying the content of the sequence thru color and composition.

These will be composited and color graded in Nuke.

 

Using actual locations, 3d/CG, painted backgrounds or a combination of all three create or re-create a sequence of your chosen film sequence.

Create a minimum of 10 images.

 

Things to consider:

-Composition and framing. Camera position in relation to the subject and well as the background.

-Lighting: indirect, direct, backlit, interior vs. exterior. The lighting will in large part create the mood / tone of the image.

-Production value: Location, wardrobe, method, material, or stagecraft skill used in the production, general quality of the production.

-For this project we are shooting stills only, a minimum resulution of 2048x1556 pixels wide.

 

 

Reference Links / possible subjects:

FrameFilter Blog

Movies in Frames

 

AFI's 100 Years.... 100 Movies

 

2046

SnowCrash

Goodfellas

Rashomon

The Warriors (link to 1979 Trailer)

The Shining

High Rise(or just about anything by JG Ballard)

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Lighting Stratigies:

High-key lighting

Low-key lighting

Three-point lighting

Available light

Film noir

Godspot

Three-point lighting

Rembrandt lighting

Soft box

 

Color Correction Strategies:

 

Bleach Bypass:

Examples:

Delicatessen, Seven, Fight Club, Three Kings, Collateral, Minority Report, Saying Private Ryan, Terminator Salvation

 

http://creativemac.digitalmedianet.com/articles/viewarticle.jsp?id=25010
http://takeoutphoto.blogspot.com/2009/04/bleach-bypass-photoshop-tutorial.html
http://www.flickr.com/groups/bleachbypass/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/C-41_process
http://www.flickr.com/photos/meblob/4773862869/in/pool-bleachbypass#/photos/meblob/4773862869/in/pool-1115508@N21/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/potsy/5005720675/in/photostream/
http://www.niksoftware.com/colorefexpro/usa_img/cep3/new_filters/cross_balance.html

 

Cross Processing:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_processing
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cross_process_loker.png
http://layersmagazine.com/curvy-cross-processing.html
http://www.squarefrog.co.uk/techniques/cross-processing.html
http://www.amateursnapper.com/photography/digital-cross-processing-in-photoshop
http://www.photoshopforphotographers.com/pscs2/download/movie-06.pdf

 

Day to Night:
http://www.videocopilot.net/tutorial/day_to_night_conversion/
http://www.twin-pixels.com/advanced-day-to-night-photoshop-tutorial/
http://www.adidap.com/2007/12/10/photoshop-tutorial-turning-day-into-night/