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Tim Vandenberg
color grading two different oceans together.
on Jul 30, 2014 at 8:15:26 pm

Hey All,

Shooting a scene that will primarily take place in the eastern atlantic with the darker blue hue of its water. There is a stunt scene involving sharks which will be shot down in the bahamas.. The scene must cut seamlessy . The only advantage being the shots in the bahamas will be medium to close up of our subject on raft, no establishing or wide shots.. Anybody have any experience with grading a scene combining two different shades of blue ocean together.. Suggestions , opinions, jokes..all welcome.

Tim

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Sascha Haber
Re: color grading two different oceans together.
on Jul 30, 2014 at 8:44:46 pm

Well, I did it all pretty blue when the task was at hand ...
I had brownish grey german waters and they wanted deep Atlantic blue...
All sorts of technics involved...
Keying without the highlights, masking, more masking and even roto here and there.


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Tim Vandenberg
Re: color grading two different oceans together.
on Jul 30, 2014 at 9:24:50 pm

thanks Sascha. So you had to mix brownish grey german water and a light blue and ended up with making it all a "medium shade blue" is that right? trailer looks great. nice work!

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Marc Wielage
Re: color grading two different oceans together.
on Jul 31, 2014 at 4:10:03 am

[Tim Vandenberg] "Anybody have any experience with grading a scene combining two different shades of blue ocean together.. "
It can be done, and it happens every day. All you need is skill, experience, and time.

A lot depends on how well or how badly the material is shot (and edited), but it's doable. In some cases, you might have to degrade or change the wide shot to match the other shot -- or vice-versa -- but it hinges on a lot of unpredictable circumstances, particularly time of day and lighting.


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