Rotoscoping Color

I was inspired by scrolling through Instagram with some heavy color treatments from RGB Led tubes. I shot this project before the RGB lights were more common place – we actually used kino flos and had a somewhat complicated wiring setup to a DMX board. How times have changed since then! Shooting with tube lights in the frame was once something that seemed higher end at the time is now more common place with the advent of all these new technologies. I went back to this project to see if I could spice it up a little bit.

Camera: RED Epic Dragon
Lenses: Canon CN-E EF Mount

Step 1
Color space transform to Rec.709

Step 2
Contrast Adjustment

Step 3
Skin qualifier and adjustment

Step 4
Rotoscope and Look

Step 6
Highlight adjustment

Step 6
Diffusion and final look adjustment

The most difficult aspect was rotoscoping the model in the background and getting enough of a balance where we can feel just slightly the green environment spelling onto her. I think the next thing I will try to tackle is getting the highlight reflections on her skin to reflect more of a greenish hue than the current white light for a more realistic look where it feels like there is green light.

Here is the moving image to get a sense of the rotoscoping: