• Advanced

Feature Film Masterclass

This is an updated course for 2018, combining online learning with a one-day, classroom-based, practical training session. This Masterclass-level course is designed for boutique colour grading facility owners interested in taking their business to the next level. We also recommend it as a training program for people working inside high-end Feature Film DI facilities.

Participants will work on a film from the preparation for grading through to the final deliverables, taking an extensive look at the new features in Resolve V14. Apart from the obvious colour grading work, we will also examine the business of Feature Film Colour Grading, including how to deliver the best possible service and match client expectations.


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