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I know I know I promised you I'd give you a chance to sit in my chair well now I think you're finally ready one of the final polishing steps in making a film is the final color adjustments to every single frame of the film in order to increase its impact on the audience and that's exactly what we do here in the color mastering suite but it's not actually me who does it let me introduce you to our colorist mark de Nicola hey Mark I don't thank you for having me great so tell me what is your job I operate this color mastering system it's the tool set of a colorist and a colorist is responsible for actually making all adjustments to a finished film I can show you an example on ready to go so if we take this shot from ratatouille for example we might start by adding contrast then we might add some saturation normally when I do this the DP is sitting here with me and on this film the DP was Sharon Callahan perhaps we should ask Sharon to come in hey Sharon guys what's up hey so I'm ratatouille what were some of the issues and interesting facts that came up while you were doing color correction on that movie well ratatouille was a film that had a very unique stylized look to it that we envisioned in the very beginning and a lot of it is just kind of carrying it all the way through to make sure the final product looks as good as it can and has that vision in it and for ratatouille some of those things were you know having nice rich shadows you know making sure that there's adequate contrast and saturation in the scene making sure the eye looks where it's supposed to look but just stylistically one of the things that was really important to me was making the human skin look good and the food look really good and tying it all together in one of the ways that I use color correction to help with that is to add a little bit of red to the darks the deep dark so that it kind of tied the look together and almost made the film feel like it was dipped in chocolate a little bit very cool I wanted the audience to leave feeling hungry yes so guys in this next exercise we're going to give you a chance to make some of your own color adjustments on these scenes to make changes to the entire image press select all and to adjust hue and saturation and lightness and contrast you can use these sliders we like using sliders because it allows us to make very fine-tuned adjustments and instead of making changes to the whole image you can also select smaller regions in the image to focus on to do this press select region and then click around the image to define an area you want to adjust like this once you've made a selection your adjustments - hue/saturation and lightness and contrast will only affect what's inside this region and anything outside it will be ignored go ahead and see what kinds of looks you can come up with remember the goal is to have fun and explore what's possible