Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing


Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing

Everything you always wanted to learn about digital color processing in a single course.  From the capturing of motion pictures as digital images to the final delivery of digital master files.

Looking at the process from camera sensor to the 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

Color Science

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

Color management

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


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

Intro to Commercials Grading

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

Intro to Feature Film Grading

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

Colourlab 101

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

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 take this course

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It is impossible to work in modern film, TV or Games Industry without basic knowledge of color and digital image processing.

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. 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.

Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing

Online Degree
$ 295
  • 100+ Video Tutorials
  • Never expires
  • Practice Media Included
  • Colourlab Learner Edition
  • Tests & Assignments

Learn from Hollywood’s leading 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

Join our community

Our approach to color creates a whole new way of looking at it. Together with thousands of students from all over the world, we are continuing adoption of our program into top film schools and universities. Our image processing principles are being integrated into most prestigious production and post-production companies. We are connecting the missing dots on the path of evolution of visual communication.

Students reviews

I was inspired and energized after taking the Bespoke Color Training with Dado Valentic. His knowledge and passion for color science is evident and made it easy to grasp the material having limited knowledge. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about the art and science behind Color.
Marissa Boquet
Warner Bros
The 2 day class you just thought was informative and inspiring. Your Mentor was right when he said that you should teach. You are a gifted teacher as well as an amazing colorist. Thank you! I’m excited to start using the tools you’ve given us at CBS and start to elevate our Promos. Again, much appreciation for the training!!
Evon Barros
I wanted to take the opportunity to say what a pleasure it was to meet all of you. The course itself was absolutely satisfying but, as Dado predicted, it was an added bonus to spend a couple of days with such a lovely bunch of talented people.
Vincent Taylor
Moving Picture Company
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