I am working on a 55 minute project. Unfortunatly, I was not able to have any lighting and had to rely on the venue lights, vert poor, and sunlight coming in through a window. Initially the sunlight was enough and the image was clear.
But over time there were clouds moving overhead causing the lighting to go from okay to fairly low, then after a few minutes back again to okay.
I have added some overall color correction for tones etc, but is there an easier way to compensate for the five or six 2 minutes or so that are darker. The darkness creates a blue tint too. Or is the old school way tokeyframe each 2 minute portion and play around with the color in that section ?
Yes to keyframing, and with CS6, an Adjustment Layer could also make your life simpler.
Key framing and adjustment layers are your friends.
Natural light is seldom steady-state; instead it constantly changes (which is why people prefer to override it with big honking HMIs). Clouds drive color temperature higher (towards blue). There is nothing I know that will automatically compensate for this in post. Good old fashioned hand labor seems to be the answer.