Colour science within the broadcast, post-production and moving-picture industries has often been misunderstood and wrongly implemented. This has led to incorrect assumptions and procedures along with a feeling that the whole subject is a ‘dark art’.

With the increasing number and complexity of the colour standards we work within, this course is designed to present a clear description of the subject from first principles. We examine the colour models used and how they relate to the various colour standards together with best working practices.


  • The human visual system
  • Colour description
  • Colourspaces
  • Incorrect colourspaces
  • Illuminants & metamerism
  • Colour Management
  • Academy Colour Encoding Space (ACES)
  • Data Spaces