Colour Managed Workflow

The course focuses on the process of colour management in modern digital film and TV production. To work in a creative role in our industry in the age of digital cinematography, it’s increasingly essential to understand the fundamentals and concepts behind color and look creation, control, and management.

Colour Managed Workflow is the de facto standard for modern film and TV productions and is recommended by Netflix, Amazon, and HBO. Colour management establishes and maintains the desired look throughout the production process – from on-set monitoring, editorial and VFX, to finishing and final mastering.

Participants will learn all the tools, technologies and processes of color management in digital cinematography, including how to achieve and maintain optimum image quality, workflows, and best practices.

The course has been designed as a three-day classroom-based, practical training session. The content combines the theoretical side of color management with practical real-world training on workflows, approaches, and techniques as well as creative look development.

Duration: 3 days
Maximum number of students: 10
Price: please contact



Introduction to Digital Cinematography
Light and the human visual system
Digital camera sensors
RAW processing pipeline
Colour spaces
Gamma, linear, log, PQ
The truth about resolution, bit depth and compression Common digital camera models


Introduction to Colour Science
What is Colour Science?
Physics of Colour
Artistic view on Colour
Primary Colour Correction
Secondary Colour Correction
Colour Cube – 3DLUT
Expanding our view on Colour Mysterious world of illusion
Colour and Emotion
Colour and Harmony


Colour Management Fundamentals
Colour Managed Workflow overview
What is Look?
Colour Management On-set
Colour Management in Datalab
Digital dailies and Transcoding
Colour Management in Post Production
Colour Management for VFX
Colour Management for Masters and Deliverables
ACES – Academy Colour Encoding


Practical Colour Management from On-Set to Final Master
How to load Colourlab software and get started
Colourlab interface overview
Advanced color science and how this works in Colourlab
Waveforms, vectorscopes, and histograms
Colourlab neutral looks
Making a LUT and exporting LUTs
Primary color correction
Creating ASC CDLs
Working with Box I/O
Working with OMOD
Working with RED
Working with Pomfort Live Grade
Working with Davinci Resolve in a Lab Environment
Colour Metadata creation for Editing
Working with Davinci Resolve for the final grade
Colour Metadata Conform
The techniques that are most effective for final grading and mastering


Show LUT Creation and Creative Looks
How look development works and how to use Colourlab
Contrast Profiles and how to use them
Film stock emulation profiles and how to use them
Creative palettes profiles and how to use them
Secondary color curves
What you can do to protect image quality
Create a look from RAW camera files: Panasonic, Sony, Red, AlexaShow Lut & Colour Bible Creation

Examples of looks:
– Hipster looks
– Cross process
– Sci-Fi looks
– Colour isolation
– Classic black and white
– Orange and teal
– Naturalistic look
– Classic action movie look
– Grunge and horror movie look
– Flashback looks