San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Colour Management for Film and TV is looking at the process of colour management in modern digital film production. From capturing of motion pictures as digital images to the final delivery of digital master files. While in the traditional, linear production process, colour grading was left until the end of post-production process, a newly emerging approach is challenging this view.
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:
Five-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.
Annual license for Colourlab colour science
Annual subscription to Colourlab software for Look Development and On-Set grading in total value of $999
Certification exam and practical application tests
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, computers and cameras provided for.
This course is supported by the BFI and Skillset, with funding from Creative Skillset's Skills Investment Fund.
DAY 1 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
RAW – why do RAW cameras need colour management?
Common digital camera models, formats and metadata
Colour Managed Workflow overview
Colour management On-set
Colour Management for 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
DAY 2 Look Development and Show LUT Creation
A short history of colour grading and how tools have developed
Industry tool set overview: Pomfort Live Grade, Filmlight, Davinci Resolve
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
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
Filter profiles and how to use them
Output and technical profiles and how to use them
Creating four basic looks to match the story
Making a LUT, exporting LUTs and looks
DAY 3 On-Set Looks
Monitor set-up and calibration
Test patterns and how to use them
Spectra Cal Calman5 monitor calibration
Creating ASC CDLs
Working with Blackmagic HDLink
Working with Fuji IS
Working with Teradek COLR
Camera matching using colour management
Looks creation for: F55, Arri Alexa, Panasonic Varicam, Red Dragon/Weapon and Gopro
DAY 4 Creative Look Development
The techniques that are most effective for primary grading
Using a control surface; how it makes us better and faster
What you can do to protect image quality
Effects of colour: Examples of correction, enhancement and effects;
Popular Look Recipes:
Film Stock Emulation
Natural colour vs colour washes vs tints
Day for night
Classic black and white
Orange and teal
Classic action movie look
Grunge and horror movie look
DAY 5 Certification Test & Practical Application
Colour Management Training Certification Test
Practical Application Test:
Monitor Calibration & Setup
When & Where
Dado Valentic for Colour Training
Dado Valentic is an award winning master colourist with over 17 years of industry experience. Credited for several developments in the field of RAW camera processing, Dado Valentic is at the very forefront of colour grading technology, continually pushing the boundaries and bringing innovations within this field. His approach to colour training blurs the boundaries between the arts, science and technology.
Dado Valentic’s approach to communicating colour science has won him a wide audience as ICA (International Colourist Academy) and REDUCATION instructor.
He is a prominent presenter at International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, National Broadcasting Convention in Las Vegas, British Society of Cinematographers Expo, BAFTA and Creative Week in London. He has brought his method of teaching to TV GLOBO in Brazil and South Korean National Television Foundation. He is a regular lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy, London International Film School, Moscow International Film School, SAE Oxford, Edinburgh University of Arts and German film academy, Berlin- Up. Grade.
Leading companies in the industry hired him to be a presenter on the subject of Colour and Colour Grading at the major international conferences and exhibitions such as International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, National Broadcasting Convention in Las Vegas, British Society of Cinematographers Expo, BAFTA and Creative Week in London.
Dado works as consultant and trainer for post production companies, fashion companies and state institutions in the following areas: introduction of new technologies, development of digital workflow, and implementation of particular software and/or hardware installations.