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Dec 14 - 15 2020


10:00 am - 5:00 pm





Color Grading Feature Films Masterclass

We are on the mission to give you the most relevant training and make you better equipped and prepared for the work as Feature Film Colorist. This class has been created with the focus on an Independent Feature Film Post Production and how to succeed in the industry that demands better image quality at faster turnaround times than ever before.

The course covers how to best setup grading theatre as well as the best practices for dealing with the client, delivery and conform. With an increased demand for Episodic TV finishing, we have updated our training curriculum and now we have added 3 new chapters that cover Color Management, HDR mastering, Subtitles and DCP creation.

From the business perspective, we share some great tips that came out of 12 years of experience of running a boutique post facility. We will also look at the ever-growing demand for Television and opportunities that this brings.
This masterclass has launched careers of hundreds of colorist in the past and we are committed to seeing you succeed too. Don’t miss this opportunity to work alongside Master Colorist Dado Valentic who was responsible for some of the biggest movies and TV series.

On the completion of the 2-day masterclass, all attendees will be given one complimentary license for Colourlab RGB look development software.


Preparation for Colour Grading

The short history of Feature Film Colour Grading and the birth of Boutique Post
Colour Grading Theatre set-up
Process of Quoting and Contracting
Project delivery – Reels, layer management, xml, aaf, offline, audio
The Art of conform
Media management
VFX Workflow
Opening titles, closing credits and subtitles

From Look Development to Finishing

Colourist Strategy
Look development
Creating film stock emulation looks
Adding Film Grain
Advanced shot matching and matching looks from different cameras
Creating day for night
Sky replacement
Object Removal
Dealing with out of focus material

Color Management and HDR

Ins and Outs of Color Management using Davinci Resolve
Color Management using Colourlab
Creating SDR to HDR conversion


Mastering for DCP
Mastering fro IMF
​Common Quality Control errors and how to avoid them
​Business Strategy and Advice

Each attendee will be provided with a Mac OS Workstation, Tangent 3-way controller, 3-button mouse and Davinci custom keyboard.
All training media will be provided. This media originates from actual projects and is shot using Arri Alexa, RED or Panasonic Varicam
Upon successful completion, each attendee will be issued with industry-wide recognized Masterclass certificate
Each attendee will be issued with one complimentary license for Colourlab Look Design in value of $200

The event is finished.

Hourly Schedule

Day 1

10:00 - 12:30
Part 1
12:30 - 1:30
Lunch Break
1:30 - 5:00
Part 2

Day 2

10:00 - 12:30
Part 1
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 5:00
Part 2
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