Over the past decade, color grading has evolved from the very linear telecine process to the very flexible non-linear DI workflow of today.
A skilled colorist maintains continuity by matching shots, but also enhances the work of the cinematographer. Colorists also manipulate perception to stimulate emotions, focus attention and improve the understanding of a project. Color grading has fantastic production value.
With fast growing Digital Technology, there is a huge demand for well-trained DI colorists with good knowledge. FFVA provides effective training in colour grading, so as to meet this demand..
• PRIOR EXPERIENCE AS AN EDITOR/VFX ARTIST
• A CERTIFICATE OR DIPLOMA COURSE IN EDITING
Time spent with faculty
One two mins promo
The course gives expert training to the Da Vinci Resolve. It is ideal for first time users and you do not need to be a Colorist to attend.
You will be given an individual workstation with professional color grading console throughout the course. The class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, grading approaches and techniques. It is run at a relaxed pace, questions are encouraged and participation is a key part of the course.
The course is ideal for junior colorists, editors, DIT technicians, DPs and VFX artists, basically anybody with a desire to get into color correction as their career.
Softwares learnt: One
Da Vinci Resolve (or) Assimilate scratch
Monday to Thursday, 3 hrs. /day
Morning and evening batches
Weekend batches are also available
THEORY + CONCEPTS
The students learn the color theories and post-production pipeline followed in the industry. Photography concepts to read the different aspects of luminance/chrominance, cameras and their formats used in the film industry, color temperature and other sensibilities related to visual medium is taught.
SOFTWARE + TECHNOLOGY
The training starts with the introduction to the Da Vinci Resolve software and ends with advanced learning. Starting with the interface and conforming with XML/EDL, students learn the advanced tools of Primary/Secondary curves, working with nodes, tracking, key framing, LUTs, Rendering for different formats, offset, curves and log grading and a lot more. Students reach the expert level by grading the footage of ARRI ALEXA, RED, BMPC4K and 5D cameras.
The show reel work starts. A stylish show reel is made by the student, with the before and after looks of the footage shot in different locations, color temperature and lighting setups. This gives confidence to the student by applying the theories learnt while grading the shots.
The FFVA faculty comprises of chief technicians currently working in Indian film industry. Hence, the students are updated with the latest industry events and technology and happenings.
With more than a decade of industry experience, Ramesh is an apple certified trainer. He has been the editor and designer for well-known ad films, corporate films and documentaries. He has expertise in post-production software and works as a colorist for TV commercials.
Naman is the Founder & Director of VineGardenFilms, a production house involved in creating ads, music videos and films. He is also the director and post production head of the very famous music video “Bangalore Song”, which went viral with 1 million views. Also an expert in Cinematography and grading, Naman is the DOP & colorist of telugu feature film “Pedavi Datani Matokatundi”. Naman approaches the art with logic, creativity and good sensibilities. At FFVA he trains students in Direction & Cinematography. Naman makes sure students get the complete on-set experience while working on their projects.
Colorists and cinematographers from the industry make sure you get a complete insight into the digital intermediate process and color grading.
- Junior colorist
- Independent Colorist
Start working in films & production houses as a colorist
There is a huge demand for well-trained conformists. Students get to work immediately after the course completion.
Start working as a colorist for various visual projects.
What you’ll graduate with
- A certificate as a trained Colorist
- A stylish show reel with footage from the cameras used in the industry
- Placement as a Colorist/Conformist
Fee & Dates
1 month color grading
Next batch February 4, 2019
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“Due to the strong theory classes conducted during the color grading course, I can also work in other grading software, apart from the Da Vinci Resolve” .
Color Grading is taught as an art at FFVA. I’m in love with the colors now”