One film that truly perfected Vegas lighting and all of sin city’s debauchery, is Terry Gilliam’s 1998 film Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Gilliam and cinematographer, Nicola Pecorini, chose to illuminate Fear and Loathing in hallucinatory neon colors to illustrate the effects of each drug the characters take. Overall the color play creates a unique take on the Vegas look. Want the same vibrant Vegas lighting in your own work? NewBlueFX has you covered with Color Fixer Pro.
Color Fixer Pro is a magic film-editing tool that allows users to even out tungsten or grey lighting by adjusting white balance in the shot. With presets you’ll be able to set the mood and tone of the scene with a variety of colors. Take Color Fixer Pro to the next level by modifying color balance, film gamma, saturation, or brightness. Color Fixer Pro even has the ability to bring the words of Elvis to life by “ turnin’ day into nighttime” and “turnin’ night into daytime.”
Learn how to color correct your clips quick with these fun steps below to get that Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas look.
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas opens up with Duke and Dr. Gonzo driving through the Nevada desert in a red Chevrolet Impala convertible. The editors played around with color temperature to express the heat of the desert and to reflect the effeects of Duke and Gonzo’s mescaline use.
With Color Fixer Pro select the “warm up” preset to enhance your clip. Select a blue-grey that works for your footage from your color palette in order to remove the blues from the scene. This will leave you with a reddish tint. Now increase film gamma to burn the shadows and lower saturation by a few points. In the end you should be left with …read more