• Advanced

Feature Film 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 Feature Films or TV Dramas as well as boutique grading facility owners and operators.

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.
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.

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 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 Final Master Delivery

  • 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
  • Denoising
  • Mastering for DCP
  • Broadcast Legal
  • Common Quality Control errors and how to avoid them
  • Business Strategy and Advice
Instructor: Dado Valentic