If you’re an apprentice colorist looking to deepen your understanding of the art, craft and science of color grading then these books will provide you with an excellent place to start.
Alexis Van Hurkman – Color Correction Handbook, 2nd Edition
If you’re looking for a one-stop comprehensive education on all things involved in color grading from setting up your suite to understanding your color management workflow as well as the technically creative aspects of bringing a film to life, you really can’t do better than Alexis Van Hurkman’s Color Correction Handbook.
Alexis Van Hurkman – Look Book Creative Grading Techniques
his brand new book from colorist Alexis Van Hurkman focuses entirely on the creative aspects of color grading by walking through numerous Looks and Creative Grading Techniques such as undertones, bleach by pass, day-for-night, monochrome, duo and tritones and many many more.
Steve Hullfish – The Art & Technique of Digital Color Correction
The only guide to the art and technique of color correction based on the invaluable knowledge of more than a dozen of the top colorists in the world. This book allows you unprecedented access to the way the masters of the craft approach their work.”
Color & Mastering For Digital Cinema
Glenn is currently the CEO of ARRI, having served on many of the industry’s premiere technical boards including the SMPTE, so his technical credits are extensive.
First published in 2006, quite a fair few technical advances have been made in the industry but I include it in this list as it is one of the few books available on colour theory and science as related to digital cinema.cc