Category: Theory

What’s the difference between Colour Correction and Colour Grading?

I sometimes get asked - what's the difference between colour correction and colour grading? Can't I just slap on a LUT (Look Up Table) and be done with it? In some circumstances, perhaps you can. But that would be doing a disservice to the footage you've painstakingly gone to great lengths to create. Even with the best DoP (Director of Photography) producing perfectly exposed shots there will alway be an opportunity to enhance certain elements within a frame. Perhaps a face needs a little more light, or the colour in a talent's eyes need to brought out more. Maybe part of the frame - or…

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