Any really good school for Colour Correction?
Posted 03 January 2012 - 02:52 PM
Posted 03 January 2012 - 07:05 PM
- Books (any school will make you do this anyways), and Magazines: The Art & Technique of Color Correcting, Color Correction Handbook, Post Magazine, and ICG
- A workstation: Mac Pro & Wave Panel, or B&H Photo Mac Pro Workstation Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve/Mac Pro RAID Turnkey System
- Additional Hardware: HD Link, Additional Monitor, Storage
To me the key is not to wait for some seal of approval from an institution that certifies you as a qualified component of our workforce. In this business it's a lot about who you know, and there's a lot more people to meet outside of school
With a new flavor of digital cinema being released every other month, this is an exciting time to get into your area of interest! I hope this helps, even though it wasn't quite the answer you asked for.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 09:00 PM
Unless you're a savant, this sort of skill doesn't come overnight. Developing a good eye for color correction takes years of application.
Posted 03 January 2012 - 11:13 PM
I wouldn't invest money in expensive equipment. I'd look to intern first and find work under another experienced colorist.
That goes without saying! My point is if you're going to burn some cash to "make" yourself official, gear is cheaper than a degree, alas it will not make you good at your job...
Posted 04 January 2012 - 09:24 AM
Posted 04 January 2012 - 10:54 AM
Recently Alcaine (Almodovar´s cinematographer) started a little "war" to defend the cinematography and the important of it.
That sounds an interesting documentary idea you could work on to stay busy, and meet cinematographers.
Don't give up!
Posted 06 January 2012 - 02:10 PM
Hi. I´m from Spain. I´m at the University studying Audiovisuals. Soon Ill star to look for a Master. I´ve studied photography and lightning but I would like to be a specialist on postproducing colour. I have been looking schools and others but I really dont trust what they say about themselves. So please, I beg you, do you know a really god school on posprocesing colour? Thanks
To get started, you don't need to invest in an expensive motion picture grading system, but you should learn color correction in Photoshop really really well. And there are lots of books about how to use photoshop.
Once you're a Photoshop expert, adapting the concepts to cinema grading software should be fairly easy.
Posted 14 January 2012 - 04:31 PM
If you want to check in Spain there is www.709mediaroom.com where you can apply for Davinci´s workshops wich it´s good for learning the basis
Before grading I recommend you to apply to colorist assistant, as I did, there´s a lot of technical knowledge to achieve before you start grading and showing your craft, conforming, rendering, multiple formats, dcp´s, calibration processes, film, video, new cameras every month, and many grading softwares...our lovely profession is a never ending road to knowledge
I´m grading in Madrid with Baselight in a post facility, currently with the tv series "Cuentame" if you are from madrid fell free to visit, no job vacancy but kind to help you with tips and advices if you want to
I wish you luck
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