How To Give Your Video That Cinematic Look – Color Grading Tutorial

How To Give Your Video That Cinematic Look – Color Grading Tutorial

Want your video to have that ‘cinematic look’? Then you need to apply some colour grading to your footage to make it stand out and give it a unique style!

In my last tutorial I discussed Colour Correction and why it is so important to achieving a clean, cinematic look. You can check out my colour correction tutorial here:

In the second part of the tutorial I discuss colour grading. Colour grading is the process of creatively altering the look of your footage to give it the desired emotional impact.

This ranges from simple colour adjustments to vignettes, effects and any sort of stylistic change that you can imagine. Colour grading is not an exact science and it is all about being creative and finding a look that works for you.

I take you through colour grading the footage I used for our Zombie Hunter VFX short film and our recently released Mario’s Magic Mushroom short film.

You can find a detailed written version of this color grading tutorial on my website:

You can check out the final VFX short films here:

Mario’s Magic Mushroom:

Zombie Hunter:

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