Join Final Cut Pro X expert and Master Colorist Ben Balser in this one-of-a-kind look at the art and science behind color grading in FCP X. You'll learn how to make your video look its best using a professional colorist's workflow...
The right balance of colors in a movie is an important ingredient to the success of any scene. Color can make it truly endearing, detached, engaging, or even absolutely terrifying. Think of your favorite movies... Remember their look and feel? As it turns out, a lot of it is in the colorist's hands (and eyes). And that's what this 30-tutorial course is all about: Teaching you about color and balance to craft that perfect look for your story and draw your audience in!
Apple-certified master trainer Ben Balser starts off this course with an animated explanation on the physics of light and color. Then he explains how and why Color, Saturation and Exposure team up to give your video a unique vibe. He guides you through a pro colorist's workflow and teaches you, step by step, how to apply each adjustment and why they all play a crucial role in the final output.
As his encore, our Master Colorist shares some tips and demonstrates the use of complex shape masks to create gorgeous vignette effects! You'll also watch day turn into night as Ben tweaks FCP X's color parameters to create that illusion.
Get ready for an inspiring voyage into the world of color and video and along the way check out all of our FCP X and Motion 5 courses!
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darryl baccus wrote on January 15, 2016
it was good it helps understand the meaning of how final cut pro works
kenny T wrote on August 5, 2013
Need more clips in this series. This module is advanced and explained nicely Thanks for the tips.
Kenny T wrote on August 5, 2013
Great detail about color correction in this module. A must-see for anybody who is taking video editing seriously.
Fab G wrote on April 22, 2013
Color grading, what an intimidating thing! How to deal with white balance, contrast, color, hue, saturation? How to use scopes and wave form? This course answers all, with method and clearness.
Mark Baxter wrote on December 2, 2012
Really enjoyed this tutorial always a fan of new FCPX training and advanced techniques ! Keep 'em coming !
Kees Beekmans wrote on September 26, 2012
Very good course, still learning and I want more!
McPaulus wrote on August 22, 2012
Very good course. Especially presenting color-grading as a workflow makes it easy to understand, even for a non-professional like me.
One thing i dislike is that the course isn't presented via iTunes. All my other training-stuff is stored and ordened in iTunes. I think that's a perfect medium.
Michael LaPoff wrote on August 12, 2012
Excellent! Great! Thank you. I have watched several training classes on Color in FCP X and this is the best one I've seen. It not only teaches how but why.
Unfortunately for me, I've learned what can't be fixed in post :-( but it will help make better shooting decisions in the future.
Well worth the time spent watching it. Very helpful to understand FCP Xs approach and tools. Great job!!