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Adobe Premiere Pro - Advanced Training

Class Project 05 - Luma Waveform

Daniel Walter Scott

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Hi there, it is class project time. We're going to practice our adjusting the tonal range, the lights and the darks, using our Lumetri Scope. In this case it's the Luma waveform to help out. Now I'd love it if you've got your own footage, you can totally use your own footage, I'd prefer it, but not everyone has something broken lying around, that they want to fix. So I've given you a couple of examples, or do them all, do your own one, plus the others. 

So there's two I want you to do, there's this one, it's under 'Color' folder in our 'Exercise Files', it is called 'Color Correction H'. So do that one, and also have a crack at one of the earlier bits of footage that we had. It's under, remember, under our 'Tourism Island', 'Footage', there's one called 'Tourism B', that needs a lot of work. Actually, there's a couple in here you might want to play with, but definitely try that one, and that example there, plus your own one. 

The other little tip that I want to give you is, this footage here, it starts with my hand off screen, so I can adjust it here, I can start playing around with my tone, but there's a bit of skin tone that's going to come into the shot later on. So if I adjust it on this frame I might end up, like doing something wacky with my skin, happens to me all the time, like, "Oh yeah, it's perfect", and then I end up with like, I don't know, overexposed face, or my bald head shininess is too extreme. 

So scrub along to where, like a lot of my skin tone is in screens, so that when I am making my adjustments, I'm not doing something too terrible to my skin, and when you are dragging along, what's the little refresher on shortcuts, because I'm trying to find a great frame, where it's kind of half in focus, and it's on there. 

Who remembers how I go forward one frame and back frame? You remember, that's right, it's your keyboard shortcut, it's the left and right arrow. It was this all the time, trying to find, like the right frame, where it's, it's not in focus, because I've got that glasses in focus, but something where it's not moving, and there's not too much Motion Blur, and I'm going to work on this frame here to do my corrections.

 Now I've said, in the exercise and the kind of notes, you can use your Basic Correction Tone, these ones here, or you can use your RGB Curves, you might end up diving into things like Hue Saturation Curves, I don't mind, and when you're finished send me the before and after shot of, yeah, this one, getting started. 

Now this shot here is some B-roll that I was shooting for a YouTube thing I was making, and I was just too lazy to set up the camera properly. I was like, I get too lazy a lot of the time, and I just left the camera set to auto, I didn't set up any of the lights, I just recorded it, that's why it's really kind of underexposed here. 

All right, that is your project, check it in the notes, where is it, there, upload it to the Assignments when you're finished, share it with us on social media, especially if you've done your own thing. I'd love to see before and after, and just mark it as, "Experimenting with the Luma wave." Alright, that's it, I'll see you in a sec.