Film directors and cinematographers have long been influenced by the paintings of Master Artists, using the visual language explored by these painters to inform their own film and video work. Visual techniques like Chiaroscuro, Sfumato and the Impressionist style of capturing light, color and specular highlights have all been used to stunning effect in film and video.
Now you can replicate these techniques in your own films using Master Artists for Looks, a collection of presets I've created for Red Giant. Classical painters who spent their lives investigating light, color and form have taught us a great deal about composition, color and light in video. This collection of presets will give you the confidence to shoot and grade your footage like an artist.
This tutorial helps get you started in color grading with the Master Artists presets, and shows how each of the presets can be used to manipulate the colours in your video.
Get it here: http://www.redgiantsoftware.com/products/all/master-artists/
I'm one of the speakers at the Amsterdam Supermeet at IBC 2012
I'll be talking about the Latest and Greatest from Red Giant - here's the blurb:
Simon will also be showing Red Giant's latest short film ORDER UP, directed by Webby Award winner Seth Worley, which was made to showcase the new release of Knoll Light Factory.
All through June, Adobe are running free seminars showing the new features of their new CS6 release: adobecs6roadshow.com
There are also 'deep dive' training sessions available in New York, DC and LA, delving further into the advanced settings of the new features. I'll be running training sessions on the new 3D capabilities of After Effects, as well as the new effects possible in Premiere Pro, and I'll be showing fast workflows for using Red Giant's Magic Bullet Suite of grading effects within CS6.
Here are the dates:
- June 5 - New York, NY
- June 7 - Orlando, FL
- June 11 - Washington, D.C.
- June 14 - Atlanta, GA
- June 19 - Dallas, TX
- June 21 - Chicago, IL
- June 26 - San Francisco, CA
- June 30 - Los Angeles, CA
And here's little taster of the training sessions:
More info here: adobecs6roadshow.com