Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing

This extensive training program is teaching the art and science of color processing for modern  Film, TV, and Game productions. From the capturing of motion pictures as digital images to the final delivery of digital master files.

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LESSONS

MODULES

TESTS

ASSIGNMENT

Everything you’ve always wanted to learn about digital color processing in a single course

LOOKING AT THE PROCESS FROM CAMERA SENSOR TO END USER DISPLAY AS ONE IS THE SECRET ON HOW TO ACHIEVE THE BEST IMAGE QUALITY.

Digital Cameras

Property of Light, CMOS Camera Sensors, RAW processing, Color Spaces, Gamma & Log

Davinci Resolve 101

Install & Configure, Grade different RAW, Waveforms, Primary, Look Creation, Making LUTs, Node Types, Secondaries

Color management

What is Look, Color Management On-Set, Datalab, Dailies, VFX, Masters and ACES

Intro to Commercials Grading

History of Commercials Grading, Suite Setup, Remote Grading, Quoting, Fast Turnaround, High-End Clients, VFX.

Colourlab 101

Introduction, History of Colourlab, Interface, Advanced Color Science, Neutral Looks, Exporting LUTs, Working with Arri, RED, Panasonic, Sony and REC709

Color Science

Physics, Primary Colors, Color and Emotion, Color and Harmony

Davinci Resolve 201

Scene Cut Detect, Conform using XML or AAF, Look Management, Matching, Plugins, VFX Shots, Fix noise, Grain, Roundtripping

HDR

What is HDR, Monitors, Dolby Vision, HDR10, HLG, Why Color Management, Colorlab

Intro to Feature Film Grading

History of DI, Suite Setup, Quoting and Planning, Art of Conform, Media Management, VFX, titles

Colourlab 201

Look and Emotion, Contrast, Film Stock Emulation, Lift Gamma Gain, Look examples: 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, Victorin Drama, Sci-Fi, Show LUTs

WHY IS THIS COURSE IMPORTANT FOR YOU?

  • New TV standards such as HDR10, Dolby Vision or HLG are raising the bar in terms of image quality. 
  • Modern digital cameras are able to capture images of higher resolution, dynamic range and overall better quality than ever before.
  • Improved devices from Display Manufacturers are constantly hitting the market.
  • Consumer expectation of what a great-looking image has shifted significantly in the last few years

Learn from Hollywood’s top colorist and color scientist

Award-winning colorist and color scientist, Dado Valentic is well known for the innovation and technological advances that he brought to the field of digital imaging.

He has worked on Film and TV productions like Game of Thrones, Exodus, Marco Polo, Sherlock Holmes and hundreds of commercials for companies like Apple, Chanel, Audi, Coca-Cola, YSL, Lexus, or Nike.

His approach to communicating color science has won him a wide audience as a leading instructor and spokesperson. He has lectured at International Colorist Academy, the Dutch Film Academy, London International Film School, Moscow International Film School, SAE Oxford, Edinburgh University of Arts and Berlin Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie – UP.GRADE

 

REDUCATION

Los Angeles

UpGrade

Berlin

Wired Live

London

BSC Expo

London

Camera Image

Poland

IBC

Amsterdam

COMPANIES THAT TRAIN WITH US

Learn by Doing

EXPAND YOUR KNOWLEDGE FURTHER WITH ASSIGNMENTS AND TESTS

Download material and practice at your own pace. At the end of the course, you will be required to complete a 10 part test and upload assignments. Your total score is a sum of test results and assignment valuation. You are required to score a minimum 80% to be awarded completion certificate.

Achieve your goals

IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK IN MODERN FILM, TV OR GAMES INDUSTRY WITHOUT BASIC KNOWLEDGE OF COLOR AND DIGITAL IMAGE MANIPULATION.

Our training method has been developed over a period of more than 10 years and it is unique by the way it makes very complicated science – SIMPLE.

This is an industry-wide recognised training program that will help you achieve your professional goals.

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