Color grading of the week, Part 5

Patrick Sheffield has developed some very interesting FCP color plugins over the years, but his “Three strip technicolor” and “Luma Toy” plugins are of interest to me, having bumping to these looks often enough in hip-hop music videos. I tried to reproduce the looks with Sony Vegas, and it was tricky, although I got close. Here are some before and after pics. The process involved the Sony “Channel Blend” & “Color Corrector” plugins, the freeware “AavColorLab” plugin (caution, it’s buggy), and in one case, multiple video tracks in compositing mode. Download the project files here to see how it’s done (Vegas Pro 8 and Vegas Platinum 8 project files included).

Original picture

Patrick’s Three Strip Technicolor look

The involved & more correct way of reproducing the Three Strip Technicolor

The easy way of reproducing the Three Strip Technicolor (less accurate)

Patrick’s Luma Toy look

Reproducing Patrick’s Luma Toy look


Adam S wrote on April 13th, 2009 at 8:49 AM PST:

I love your three strip technicolor, the sky, car, and everything look awesome, but the tattoo looks fake – I think the bright colors make it look artificial.

Thome wrote on April 13th, 2009 at 9:03 AM PST:

The one which your calling the ”easy way” actually looks really good but i’m sure its a long process.Just downloaded the files im really excited cant wait to try it out.Keep them coming!!!

Thome wrote on April 13th, 2009 at 9:05 AM PST:

ohhh and her hair…wow wow!

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