Read the full article here: How to Craft Visual Style Using High- and Low-Contrast Looks
“Contrast can be applied to our images in many ways, goes by many names, and is influenced by a huge variety of tools, from the cameras we shoot with and the monitors we use, to the codecs and delivery platforms we choose,” writes Cullen Kelly in the frame.io tutorial, “How to Craft Visual Style Using High- and Low-Contrast Looks.”
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“Beyond these technical details, contrast majorly influences the creative qualities of an image,” Cullen continues. “But does that mean achieving ‘great’ contrast in your image is simply a matter of subjective taste, beyond objective principles or best practices?
“Wes Anderson is well known for his use of low-con [low-contrast] looks,” Kelly points out.
“Filmmakers tend to think about contrast like this far too often, but experienced colorists know better. No art form is devoid of meaningful conventions and proven methodologies, and color grading is no exception.
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“That means that skillful use of contrast requires both artistic creativity and practical technique. You need to understand both if you want to use contrast effectively in your filmmaking.” Read the full article here.