In this guide to Apple's masterful new color grading and finishing application, award-winning colorist David Gross starts with the basics of color balancing and correction and move on to the fine points of secondary grading. Topics include scene matching, using vignettes to isolate and track regions, creating advanced color effects and "looks," skin tone adjustments, and adjusting the composition and framing of a shot. As with the other titles in the Apple Pro Training Series, each chapter in this Apple-authorized guide represents a complete lesson--with a project to complete and a review section to reinforce the lessons. Superb footage, including several BBC productions and broadcast commercials, provide real-world examples for you to work through as you master this revolutionary software.
David Gross is an editor and colorist at Definition Films, based in Sydney, Australia. Located in the heart of the Australian film industry in Fox Studios Australia, he specializes in providing HD solutions to international clients including 20th Century Fox, Discovery Channel International, Sony BMG, Universal Music, Becker Entertainment, and MTV.
Michael Wohl, David Gross
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