March 18, 2011

PVC book review: Color Correction Handbook

Over at PVC, Scott Simmons has a book review of Alexis Van Hurkman’s Color Correction Handbook. The subtitle summarizes:

This is a MUST read for those interested in color grading and a SHOULD read for everyone else.

Peachpit offers a butchered sample chapter online but the Amazon preview is a better experience if you can't gets your hands on a hard copy to peak at latest in color correction (including DaVinci Resolve). Scott says to read both this one by Van Hurkman and The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction by Steve Hullfish -- the expanded version of a Hullfish book reviewed at AEtuts that offers deep analysis with professional colorists.

For more on the authors, see the Colorist Interview Series: Hullfish & Van Hurkman on The Tao of Color. For some practical resources for After Effects, see Monitoring And Correction With Color Finesse on AEtuts+, How to talk to a Colorist, and posts tagged color on AE Portal.

For fun, here's an extremely abridged version of the documentary Visions of Light,

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