Color correction and visual effects master Stu Maschwitz shows how to take an ordinary piece of footage and completely remake it with common digital color tools. The reference pictures are Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen, Terminator Salvation, Where the Wild Things Are, and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3.
I’ve observed with USC / SCA filmmakers working on color – overhearing comments like “there’s too much green in that shot – see that? we need more yellow here” makes you realize that some people have more of an eye for color than others.
This video makes for a great education for the colorblind like me.
There is something of a long introduction to the video, so skip ahead to 3:25 or so
to hear Stu’s breakdown.