REVERSE ENGINEERING THE GRADE
LOOK DEVELOPMENT COURSE
Welcome to my course, where I will be sharing insights on how to reverse engineer a grade from scratch using behind the scenes images.
The images are from still cameras, while the movies were shot on real film or cinema cameras with different color science. Therefore, the aim of this course is not to achieve a perfect match of a single frame. Instead, the focus is on analyzing the scopes and creating a simple node tree to achieve a similar look.
I will analyze popular “orange and teal” techniques and provide my personal viewpoint on the most efficient and visually pleasing approach to produce a complementary color scheme, including a basic node tree that lets me replicate looks from various movies utilizing a minimalistic approach.
The objective is not to imitate, but rather to examine scopes, enhance understanding of color harmony, and adopt a straightforward, efficient method that enables you to work fast and achieve consistently pleasing results for your projects.
The course consists of 3 parts. Part 1 covers Color Harmony, where we will examine color palettes and harmony in movie stills and analyze the vectorscope. I will also provide videos on four different methods to create an Orange and Teal / Complementary look. I will explain the design of my node tree and share thoughts on look development.
Part 2 involves the “Reverse Engineering the Grade” part. I will demonstrate the process of creating a grade from scratch by reverse engineering the listed films.
Part 3 is the Feedback / Upcoming section. Customers will have lifetime access to the course, and I plan to create additional videos based on user feedback.
– Color Harmony
– Analyzing the scopes
– Orange and Teal Look
– Method 1
– Method 2
– Method 3
– Method 4
– The node tree
– Look Development
– Jurassic World
– Children of Men
– Iron Men 2
– A Quiet Place
– King Richard
– Coming Next
Learn how to transform a chaotic palette into a
harmonious palette where colors complement each other.
Analogous colors, which are located next to each other on the color wheel, form the next harmony. These colors are related and create a pleasing and relaxed visual effect. Due to their proximity, they do not clash or stand out from each other.
Complementary colors are situated opposite each other on the color wheel. The high contrast between these two colors creates a vivid look, but it can also be used more subtle.
ORANGE & TEAL
In this video course, I will explore four different methods to create an Orange & Teal Look and share my thoughts on each. I will explain why there is a preferred method that can provide you with the most pleasing and flexible result.
You will also learn how to further modify these looks to create complementary color harmony and analogous looks.
THE NODE TREE
MINIMAL & CLEAN
Here I show you the fixed node tree for all grades. One of the goals of this course is to showcase the flexibility of this node structure, which enables you to create various looks and encourages you to generate entirely new ones.
BEHIND THE SCENES
REVERSE ENGINEERED GRADE
Milk (2008) / Directed by Gus Van Sant / © Focus Features
Skyfall (2012) / Directed by Sam Mendes / © Sony Pictures Releasing
Silence (2016) / Directed by Martin Scorsese / © Paramount Pictures
Tenet (2020) / Directed by Christopher Nolan / © Warner Bros. Pictures
King Richard (2021) / Directed by Reinaldo Marcus Green / © Warner Bros
Iron Man 2 (2010) / Directed by Jon Favreau / © Sony Pictures Releasing
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If you have any questions / suggestions / comments, feel free
to contact me anytime at stefanATmononodesDOTcom