im an editing newbie,and a friend asked me to edit his short film (which is goin in for a competition, so needs to look good) a leap of faith on his behalf considering ive only edited 3 shorts so far.
so im working on this one minute short,the original footage was shot with a soft filter of some sort, resulting in quite milky shots with a reddish tone. so i have to get a lot more contrast goin on, im also finding it tricky to get the different shots to blend in colour wise together, any tips on where to start wud be really appreciated,
Color correction requires training and a good bit of time to develop the concepts and techniques. A great way to get startEd is by watching Rich Harington's free tutorials right here on The Cow. However, I would suggest that you go beyond that and get one of the more comprehensive training DVDs that are on the market for the long term.
BTW, "milky" almost means that blacks need to be crushed to "0". Use the 3-way CC filter and do fix that right off the bat. In fact, that's typically the place to start with all color corrections.
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