How to Grade a Film

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Grading a film refers to how you can control the film's colors. Learn how to grade a film with help from a professional filmmaker in this free video clip.

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Hi guys, I'm Justin Z. I am an independent filmmaker living in Los Angeles, and I'm a freelance editor. I've been getting some questions about film making, including this one, how to grade a film. Well, when it comes to grading, think of it like a test for a student. You want to take the basic aspects of film making, such as directing, writing, editing, and how well it was put together, acting, things like that. And you can grade them on a scale of say one to ten, or four out of five. You can take these different scales, and you can put them together, and you can average them out. So, two out of ten for acting, three out of ten for editing, six out of ten for cinematography. Then once you put it all together and you average out based on how many statistics you have, you have the overall grade of the film. Now this is for teachers, or for critics. If you just watching a film, just say whether you enjoyed it or not, and why. But, when it comes to actually grading a film, just figure out a numeric system, pick out all the different aspects of the film, and then average it out, and you've got your score. Well that's all we have for this question, if you have any other questions, feel free to ask.


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