Directing Color

Ollie Kenchington

Directing Color

Ollie Kenchington
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1h 25m
8 modules (view curriculum)
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Description

In Directing Color, filmmaker, editor and colorist Ollie Kenchington explores how visual language cues, color theory and even color grading techniques can be used throughout the filmmaking process to not just create a “look” but to enhance storytelling. He challenges directors, cinematographers and filmmakers to think of color first rather than the more common approach of leaving color considerations until post-production.

Modules

09m

In the first module of the course, Ollie introduces us to the concept of “Directing Color” as he begins to produce a commercial for a boutique catering company. He takes us through the process of how he developed a color palette for their brand which will be woven into the production design for the commercial, and explains how the relationships between colors can create compositional balance in your images.

02m

Here, Ollie gives us a quick primer on how the Human Visual System affects our perception of color and why that means certain colors recede and others advance in our perception.

09m

In this lesson, Ollie takes us through the process of building custom LUTs on set for monitoring. He shows how simple steps before rolling the camera can ensure everyone on set is connected with the image and able to see how the film’s look is developing in every frame.

18m

With everything now set to record, Ollie focuses on how simple colour and contrast management in production can maximise the quality of your digital negative. From using probes to ensure camera monitors are calibrated, to using charts to ensure white balance and contrast are consistent across all cameras; Ollie shows us his top tips for in-camera color management.

18m

With production wrapped on the commercial, Ollie brings us into the grading suite to discuss how contrast can be introduced in post-production to add depth. Ollie also shows us examples from ‘The Crown’ to reinforce this.

09m

As we continue looking at post-production, Ollie shows how hue and saturation can be used to direct the viewer's eye in the frame. Using examples from ‘Blade Runner 2049’, Ollie demonstrates how this technique can be used most effectively in your films.

14m

In the final lesson of the course Ollie delves into the most exciting part of color grading - conveying mood and eliciting emotion with color. He shows us how this is used so effectively in ‘Whiplash’, where color becomes a signifier to the emotional journey of the film’s protagonist.

About the Educator

Ollie Kenchington

Filmmaker, Editor, Colorist

1 Course

Ollie's company, Korro Films, produces commercials, short films, documentaries and branded content for major international clients, with Ollie carrying out senior editor and colourist duties on every project. Ollie is an assured practitioner across all areas of filmmaking, giving him a deep understanding of the creative process which allows his agency to flourish in this competitive industry. Additionally he is an accomplished educator, and founder of Korro Academy.

Reviews

5
Absolutely mind blowing... The best hour I have spent in a long time, and the amount of knowledge and insight has transformed my way of seeing light, color and storytelling.
Aurelien Tanguep
5
Nails it!
Spiro Angelatos
5
THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE OF THIS! And fast! Seriously... particularly the workflow-parts and with looking over his shoulder need to be expanded. The whole analysis and deconstruction bit (while interesting and useful) can also be seen elsewhere.
Rasim Prosic
5
Great intro in the world of relighting in post, grading and the fundamentals. Good examples.
Felix Gorbach
5
The course is perfect! Can’t wait to dive deep in color in the next part.
Ivan Abramov
2
All the course of mzed is keep talking and talking, no slide to list the important point where it is.
honyeung Lau
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