This course is aimed at those who want to further pursue the art and technique of digital image restoration. Students will learn about scanning, popular digital image restoration applications, working with video-originated material, restoring Technicolor films, color fading and how to deal with it, fixing scratches and dust busting, reducing flicker, dealing with stains, and much more. The class is taught using a daVinci Revival Pro system but these techniques can easily be applied to any restoration application.
You Will Learn
- Scanning your material
- Types of scanners
- Digital image restoration applications
- A description of Interactive processing
- What is automatic processing?
- How to decide which tools are required
- Working with video based material
- How to restore older Technicolor films
- Color fading (what causes it and how to deal with it)
- Fixing scratches
- Dust busting (which tools are best to use)
- Image flicker
- Stains (what are they and how to fix them)
- How to fix large tears in film material
- The order in which to apply restoration tools
- What causes the problems that we see (nitrate film, vinegar syndrome, etc)
- Archival methods
- Output of restored media
- How did we restore images before?
- Mixing old and new restoration techniques
All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate with Black Magic Design endorsement.