The “TITANIC COLOR GRADING PALETTE” Is our palette for this week. Extracted from one of the most iconic scenes from The Titanic Movie I dedicate this article to Mr. Philip Bloom a really great cinematographer from the United Kingdom whom I have been following for years.

These color palette articles are for everyone interested in seeing how colors are combined to help tell the story in a specific scene and how these colors support the story being told.

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Produced and directed by James Cameron and staring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet. The titanic was nominated for 14 Academy Awards.

I promised to do a total of eight weekly articles and I have almost completed my quest. After the Titanic article there will be one last article and it will be a surprise.

Color Palettes are often used for set designs (filming, videos and even photography). When used in set design they are also great to use in the post production color correction and color grading process.

I design custom palettes for clients and I just love doing these weekly articles, they are great fun, especially when you see so many likes and views from different platforms. Thanks you for all the likes and responses.

Feel free to contact me for more information on creating or extracting color palettes, color correction and color grading:

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Adeep Oberoi, Award winning Di Colorist.


Titanic uses beautiful designed “CLASSIC LOOK” color palettes, The scene I picked is the cover photo of this article but Titanic also uses very cool (cold) color palettes were the story of the freezing ice cold water around is being told. .

Notice that the Classic Look doesn’t have too many colors, its very simple the but simplicity gives it a unique look.

Always remember, how ever great an beautifully colors are, in general they will “not” work if they do not contribute to the story being told. Colors are used to tell stories, they support the story being told.

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Leonardo DiCaprio and Danny Nucci

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Cinematographers and Di colorists often use scopes while filming and in post color grading. We can see on the scopes that the scene is

carefully exposed with no clipping in white nor black (no pressing of the blacks) and even-though the palette is not too colorful we still see on the vector-scope (saturation) that the scene is nicely saturated and far from a B&W scene.


The Titanic colors:

Di colorist color correction Titanic color 1 - TITANIC COLOR GRADING PALETTE The color of the sky.

Di colorist color correction Titanic color 2 - TITANIC COLOR GRADING PALETTE Skin tones (complement the sky color and visa versa).

Di colorist color correction Titanic color 3 - TITANIC COLOR GRADING PALETTE Garments and props.

Di colorist color correction Titanic color 4 - TITANIC COLOR GRADING PALETTE Pants of Leonardo DiCaprio and jacket of  Danny Nucci

Di colorist color correction Titanic color 5 - TITANIC COLOR GRADING PALETTE Under shirt.



It can not be said enough, skin tones are very important because good looking skin tones are  very appealing to the eyes, even though this color palette does not use the blockbuster Teal and Orange Color technique there are still 2 complimentary colors, Blue and Orange (orange being the skin tone).


When using color palettes, you can always adjust the Saturation and the Brightness but NOT the hue.

For a Di colorist its great working with pallets especially when they where used during set design, because in the color correction phase the colorist can pull up the palette and adjust accordingly.

For more information please see Di colorist: adeepoberoi.com

COLOR PALETTES tell a story and are very useful for getting all your colors great and matching. After all, every color tells a story. Di colorists love working with palettes for color correcting and color grading. I have seen many cinematographers, producers and directors work with their own custom made color pallets to support the story being told.

Great for using in set designs for filming, videos and photography.

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