COLOURS – LIKE FEATURES – CHANGE WITH OUR EMOTIONS

We see through our brains, not through our eyes.

The way perception works plays a fundamental role in how the reality is constructed. We open our eyes and we think that’s enough to define the image of the world around us.

But there’s more to it than that… MUCH,MUCH more.

The fact is that our brains are responsible for acquiring, classifying and interpreting the different wavelengths inside light.

They then process this information to create and represent our experience of the colour concept.

This is why the ongoing attempts to acquire reality – like when we take a photo or film a video – all suffer from a huge limit: THEY TRY TO IMITATE what is around us, without knowing what it is.

There are better images and worse images

Each to his own taste, no arguments there… or are there?

THE ANSWER IS… WELL SORT OF.

We need to take into account the subjectivity of each and every one of us in addition to the incredible multitude of opinions and tastes. Still, some common features do exist, some constants that represent real benchmarks in the world of colour.

For example, most of us prefer images with realistic colours, that bring out the areas we are most interested in, that can make the image as clear as possible.

Every film clip can benefit from contrast correction and from the elimination of any color cast, of an undesired overall shade. We base our workflow on Da Vinci Resolve, as things stand now, the sector standard in every corner of the globe.

GRADING

After going through the color correction process, it’s necessary to give your video a special look.

In the GRADING process, colours are balanced and improved to meet a range of needs:

·         reproduce exactly what was filmed

·         equalise variations in the images 

·         optimise transfer for special effects

·         improve or alter the mood of a scene.

Like the contrast correction phase, this part of our activity has a strong impact on the feelings of viewers, who therefore pick up whatever signals we send.