• Advanced

Commercials Masterclass


This is an updated course for 2018, combining classroom-based training with online learning resource and complimentary license for our custom developed software for look development – Colourlab. This Masterclass-level course is designed for discerning freelance or staff colorists working on commercials inside high-end facilities, as well as digital content filmmakers looking to elevate their skills to another level.

Participants will work on materials originating from various style of commercials: high-end fashion brand, car, mobile phone and food and drink commercials. We will focus on a very important aspect of beauty treatments and motion picture retouching. Apart from the obvious look development work, we will also take an extensive look at the extended capabilities of DaVinci Resolve for cleanup and finishing tasks that traditionally used to be part of Flame and Smoke suites. The program further encompasses the business of Commercials and Digital Content Colour Grading and how to be successful in the current market changes.

On the completion of the 2-day master class, all attendees will be given access to our online learning resources at www.colour.training and one complimentary license for Colourlab RGB look development software.

For any questions and requests please contact ivana@colour.training


Preparation for Colour Grading

  • The short history of Commercials Colour Grading and the birth of Remote Grading
  • Colour Grading Suite set-up
  • Remote Grading tools and options
  • Process of Quoting and Contracting
  • Project delivery options
  • Option A – Fast Turnaround
  • Option B – High End Clients
  • VFX Workflow
  • GFX Workflow

From Look Development to Final Master Delivery

  • Creating looks from client reference image
  • Clean-up and object removal
  • Advanced Secondaries
  • Matching shots and time
  • Using external mattes, compositing
  • Beauty work
  • Matching to particular pantone colour
  • Sky replacement
  • Clocking and mastering for broadcast distribution channels
  • Common Quality Control errors and how to avoid them
  • Mastering for Online: Vimeo, Youtube, FB, Instagram, Digital Signage
  • Business Strategy and Advice

London, Tue, May 8, 2018, 10:00 AM – Wed, May 9, 2018, 5:30 PM

British Universities Film & Video Council 77 Wells Street, W1T 3QJ London

PRICE: £800


Los Angeles, Wed, May 16, 2018, 10:00 AM – Thu, May 17, 2018, 5:30 PM

Abel Cine, 801 S Main st, Burbank, CA 91506

PRICE: $1200