[Tig] styles in grading
rob at colorist.org
Sun Mar 30 18:35:07 BST 2008
There are many styles and looks for grading images, that can't
necessarily be described in words. That's how our senses transcend
intellect, and why some colorists continue to be surprised and
gratified by experimentation.
The vignette, as used in grading, in order to create a depth in
luminance or contrast, seems to have become a cliché, depending on
your point of view.
In the interest of art or fashion, will there ever be currency in its
opposite, or the reverse vignette? ( I somehow doubt it )
There has been, since roughly ten years ago, a tendency in some styles
of grading to introduce more green than is natural, sometimes only in
the blacks, sometimes in the whites, in the midranges or overall.
Will there ever be a tendency to do its opposite or complement, in
introducing a magenta where there once was green?
Perhaps there is a built-in psychological bias against magenta as a
tone in grading; could this be due to the less natural or less organic
occurrence of magenta in nature?
As can happen in the world of fashion, is the bias toward green a
cyclic phenomenon, such that it will recede in the next years, to be
replaced by a different color?
I think the green mode, if it could be coined thusly, followed a blue
mode, which was current in the early and mid-nineties, ref: Leslie
Dektor's/Bob Festa's work on Dockers/Levis commercials.
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