Learn 5 (more) simple and fast Color Grading Hacks for more cinematic video. Use these easy tips and tricks for a faster color grading workflow.

Hello you guys and welcome (back) to Creative Tuesday. The weekly series where we explain some creative hacks or tips around filmmaking. Jordy is on holiday this week, but still managed to film for this video. We normally planned for a travel themed video, however the weather was very bad where Jordy was staying. So we decided to do something around Post Production, that way he wouldn’t get wet. And that something is Color Grading, a necessity in filmmaking.

In the previous article of  “Color Grading Hacks you must know” I spoke about subtle color grading and how it can tell a story on it’s on. But today I want to talk about to must used color grading around, Teal and Orange. Why people use this so much is for a good reason and that’s because of the contrast it brings. With this color grading you are putting orange in the mid tones. Which is normal because your skin-tones are in this spectrum. And we know that blue is the complementary color of orange and these two will give a large contrast between each other. That’s why we put blue in the shadows. This will create a great difference between your more important parts (skin-tones) and the rest of the shot. But if you are using this color grade I would recommend using it in a subtle way. Because using it in a excessive way will make it lose it’s power. A good tip for seeing if you are overdoing it, look at you whites, you want to keep them white.

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