Before & After: Shell Shocked!

Here is a side by side comparison of the original footage and the final output for our recent VFX short: Shell Shocked. By viewing the original, it may help those interested, see how I planned the shots for the final FX. The sound may be slightly out of sync due to layering in AE so please watch the original if you haven’t already.

When it started to get dark, you’ll notice the color temperature was shifting badly as the sun disappeared. To fix this, I was able to use Curves and Hue/Saturation to bring the tones back to match the previous shots. I’ll try to put together a basic overview of my color process, (which is not that complex) along with the main FX tutorial of the Grenade flying.

If anyone wants to try and practice color correcting, you can download the clip and start playing around!

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