If you’ve ever done any color correction work, you know how tedious it can be. Going scene after scen eafter scene and making adjustments.
Geneviève Landry whom you may remember as the videographer form Benjamin Wong’s Smoke & Flour dancers shoot shows how fun after effects color correction can be if taken on the light side. She dubbed the clip The JOY of Color Correction in After Effects! and after watching it I couldn’t agree more.
She covers the basic usage of correction layers (like curves), vignetting and how to achieve a magical blurred look:
Eva also provides some project files with 10 different color looks created using layers. Each layer is a different color correction step. Under the layers there’s a test_footage clip (also included in the pack) that you can replace with your own sequence or own video clip. Some layers are animated shapes to create light leaks but does not require a plug in.
Here is a short clip showing the 10 looks in the package.
[The JOY of Color Correction in After Effects!| Geneviève Landry]
P.S. if you are wondering what’s that wonderful light on Eva, it is the18″ Diva light from Stellar. Gorgeous!