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609 Greenwich Street

5th Fl

New York, NY 10014

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Colour Management establishes and maintains the desired look for a production throughout the production process: from on-set monitoring, editorial and VFX to finishing and final mastering.

This course teaches all the tools, technologies and processes of colour management in digital cinematography, explaining how colour management works on-set, post-production workflows and the best practices and common issues.

Colour Management Course is a certification-training program that includes:

  1. Three-day course that mixes the theoretical side of colour management with practical real world training on workflows, approaches, and techniques as well as creative look development.

  2. Annual license for Colourlab colour science

This course is ideal for DITs, DOPs, VFX artists, post production supervisors, editors and junior colourists. In fact, anyone with a desire to get into digital colour management will benefit from attending the course. Class size is normally capped at 12 students, with all equipment provided.



Colour Managed Workflow Fundamentals

Light and the human visual system: How we perceive and react to colour

Digital camera sensors

The truth about resolution, bit depth and dynamic range

Gamma, linear, log, PQ

Colour spaces

RAW – why do RAW cameras need colour management?

Common digital camera models, formats, and metadata

Naming conventions

Colour Managed Workflow Overview

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 System


On-Set Looks and Show LUT Creation

How to load Colourlab software and get started

Colourlab interface overview

Basic colour theory and how this works in Colourlab

Waveforms, vectorscopes and histograms

Primary colour correction

Secondary colour curves

How look development tab works and how to use it correctly

Getting different RAW camera formats into Colourlab

Create a look from RAW camera files: Panasonic, Sony, Red, Alexa

Input and technical profiles and how to use them

Film stock emulation profiles and how to use them

Creative palettes profiles and how to use them

Output and technical profiles and how to use them

Making a LUT, exporting LUTs and Looks

Applying LUTs

Creating ASC CDLs

Working with Box I/O

Working with Fuji IS

Working with Teradek COLR


Creative Look Development

Monitor set-up and calibration

Spectra Cal Calman5 monitor calibration

The techniques that are most effective for primary grading

What you can do to protect image quality

Effects of colour: Examples of correction, enhancement, and effects;

Popular Recipes:

Film Stock Emulation

Bleach bypass


Hipster looks

Cross process

Natural colour vs colour washes vs tints

Day for night

Colour isolation

Classic black and white

Orange and teal

Naturalistic look

Classic action movie look

Grunge and horror movie look

Flashback looks

Equipment: Personal Laptop

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NYC/ Abelcine

609 Greenwich Street

5th Fl

New York, NY 10014

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