Color Correction Practice Game

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I found a very cool little site that tests your ability to match a specific color based on hue, saturation and brightness. At first, I thought it was just kind of cute, but the more I played it, the more valuable I felt it was to improving your skills as a colorist. Trying to see and match colors is critical to a colorist. Also, as I played numerous iterations of the game, I realized that my eyes must have a specific deficiency in a hue range that is just on the magenta side of red. I was getting perfect and very good scores all the way around the color wheel, but in that specific area I was rarely getting very good scores.

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Anyway, if you’re looking to improve your ability to see and “dial in” specific colors, this is a great website. I’ve seen several other sites that are similar, but this is the best one, in my opinion.

The goal is that as each round starts, a circle of color in the center of the game starts to “clock wipe” to what ever color is under the cursor in the color wheel. The goal is to match the color on either side of the clock wipe. Each round is more challenging than the last as you begin trying to match multiple colors: complementary, tertiary and so on. It’s a fun little game and very beneficial.

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Book mark this baby and use your render time to good effect!

http://color.method.ac/


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Steve Hullfish

Steve Hullfish has been producing and editing award-winning television since the mid-1980s. He has written six books, and edited four theatrical feature films (including two Number One New Movies in the US). He has lectured at NAB, DVExpo and the Master Editor seminars. He has edited on Avid since 1992 and was named to Avid’s first group of Master Editors. His client list includes: Universal Studios, Sony Pictures, NBC, PBS, Turner Networks, The Oprah Winfrey Show, “Investigative Reports” and “Cold Cases” with Bill Kurtis for A&E, Jim Henson Home Entertainment, Major League Soccer, The Chicago Cubs, Wilson Sporting Goods and Exxon/Mobil.

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