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the sm color tutorial // part one in camera

By September 6, 2011Camera

there is so much you can say with each image but how do you make the most out of it? we often talk about layers in a film and color is a powerful storytelling tool that can completely change the look and feel of a piece. in this tutorial we look at color in camera as we go through white balance, white shift, picture styles along with some tips and tricks on how to use them to say something with your image straight out of the camera.

there is so much to say about color so we decided to split it up into two tutorials, in camera and in post. all footage shown in this tutorial is straight out of the camera with no post color work. check back soon for part two of the color tutorial, color in post, later this month.

brought to you by the Canon digital learning center. check out more tutorials there at​dlc

want to learn more? we have two education workshops coming up.

// event cinema workshops
oct 3-4 chicago
oct 6-7 boston
join kevin, joe and patrick for two days of discussion and hands-on filmmaking. it’s a great place to learn about their different approaches to event cinema work and help you discover one of your own.

// evo
nov 14-17 san fran
come hang with the sm crew as we share, shoot, learn and grow together about all things cinema — from the technical to the philosophical, it’s three intense days of filmmaking fun.

the soundtrack is ‘the leaves’ by cars & trains, licensed through


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