Here is a basic overview of what actually goes into color correction, and the initial steps you can take to get started. Colorist Paul Provost let us sit in on the color correction for the RocketJump: The Show original short, Jess's Big Date. These are just baby steps introducing you to the color correction process. More in-depth tutorials are on the way!
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In our tutorial screen capture, we were using the Lumetri color workspace in Adobe Premiere Pro.
Paul was using DaVinci Resolve Studio. You can download the lite version of DaVinci Resolve for free, here: https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve
Adobe Creative Cloud also includes Speed Grade:
Some color profiles to try to obtain a flatter image in your DSLR:
Technicolor Cinestyle: http://www.technicolor.com/en/solutions-services/cinestyle
Magic Lantern: http://www.magiclantern.fm/
For more color palettes, you can visit:
Movies in Color http://moviesincolor.com/ and Movie Barcode http://moviebarcode.tumblr.com/
Large Skyfall Color Palette found on Reddit:
Canon Cinestyle comparison: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s3r3t0PguGo
How to install Cinestyle on Canon cameras: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrtemMGaj4g
More questions? Ask below!