Free Online Workshop: Intro to Color Correction

Posted by Metro East on Wednesday, April 15, 2020


Has your camera been set in “Auto” mode since you bought it?  Are you confused by the terms “color temperature”, “f-stop” and “white balance” and wonder what they really mean?   Are you baffled by the various scopes and controls and what they actually do when trying to adjust the exposure and color of your video in your favorite editing program?

If you answered “yes” to any or all of the above questions, then this workshop is for you!

Introduction to Color Correction Workshop Overview

In our workshop, Introduction to Color Correction, we’ll be teaching you how to set the exposure and white balance on your camera and why this is important, and how to demystify and simplify the color correction process in the most common editing applications on both Mac and PC. 

  1. Shooting in manual vs auto – exposure triangle
  2. Understanding the color of light – The Kelvin Scale, Indoor vs. Outdoor light
  3. The importance of white balancing – Why white balance?
  4. How to white balance your camera – general info based on type of camera (camcorder, DSLR, smartphone, etc.)
  5. How to read scopes (Waveform, Vectorscope, Histogram, RGB Parade)
  6. Basic post color correction (white balance, black balance, adjusting exposure, color balance & saturation, achieving a proper flesh tone (Examples demonstrated in FCPX, Premiere & Resolve)




Tuesday, April 21st from 10 AM – 12 PM

Where to View

We will host the online workshop via Zoom. When you have registered for the class, we will send you a link and password to the meeting. Please make sure your computer, tablet or phone meets Zoom Meeting requirements. Here is a video on how to use Zoom. 


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