Colour Correction or Grading is the technique of changing the colours present in an image. This can be used to lighten the media that is presented making the text seem bright and cheerful or can be used to darken the mood of the media making it seem tense dull and scary. Throughout my music video I colour graded the scenes to give them a sense of atmosphere whether to make the scene seem happy and cheerful or sad and dull. This helped me create more meaning in my text.
My music video is generally sad throughout portraying a young girl alone in a world that has been destroyed by meteors and lightening. She is seen all alone wandering around places that were key places to go in her childhood. I have colour graded all these scenes in a grey tone. I chose to grade these scenes in grey tones as it really makes the character seem isolated and lost throughout the music video which was my aim when creating the video. The colour makes the audience understand the narrative of the video more as they understand that the character is upset and afraid. As you can see above the first picture is very bright which makes the text seem happy and upbeat and that is why I had to colour correct it to make the audience feel sad and sorry for the character when watching the video.
I kept the scene where the character has a flashback the same and did not colour grade this section. I decided to do this as the colours are very bright in this sequence. This sequence is when the main character looks back at past memories that she has shared with her friends, which is why I kept the scene bright to portray happiness that will hopefully come across to the audience that are watching as well.