This is a practical masterclass aimed at anyone involved in designing the look and style of a project. We look at color harmonies and balance and then apply the ideas to color grading. We focus on the principal elements of an image that clients of commercials, television and feature films all relate to; techniques cover skin, sky, products, mood and time of day as well as topics raised by the attendees. The goal is to manage these elements effectively and efficiently whilst maintaining the integrity of the project concepts and a color schema. This course is an ideal follow up to CT102: Colorist Strategies and CT201: Advanced Looks and Matching, but the class open to anyone with competent grading skills.
The workshop begins with a presentation of color harmonies and analysis. It then quickly moves into practical examples and experiments. Each participant can approach the course with their own ideas and objectives and everyone is encouraged to bring their own media to use in addition to the course media. There is a full demo system with panels in the class, but participants are welcome to bring in their own laptop systems to work with. This class is for all systems.
NOTE: This class is recognized by the Motion Picture Editors Guild and their members are eligible to get two thirds of cost of the class reimbursed through Contract Services. More information at www.csatf.org. You must apply to them and be pre-approved in order to qualify for reimbursement.
You Will Learn
- Color Contrast and Color Juxtaposition
- Popular Looks review
- Color Design in grading looks
- Color Design for image elements
- Skin techniques and digital make-up
- Sky and how to use it for balance or effect
- Time of day effects
- Interiors and exteriors; Color design with locations
- More happy accidents!
All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.