The Colorist & Color Grading Module

coloristrCourse Overview

Color grading is an umbrella term used to describe the finishing stage of film to look its best from the format used. It is during this stage that a colorist works the magic to create visual continuity from shot to shot, fix or adjust exposure and shape the overall look and mood of the film (which is often done in collaboration with the Cinematographer).

Ideal for all filmmakers who are looking to improve their color skills this course examines the conventions of color grading by analyzing different genre film clips. Through practical exercises, participants develop skills in navigating the software interface, performing color grading and texturing tasks.

The Colorist & Color Grading – 3 Weeks

  1. Introduction to the Color Grading
  2. Color Grading History
  3. Color Science & Theory
  4. Color Management & Calibration
  1. Create Projects & Compositions
  2. Cinematic use of Color & Contrast
  3. Primary & Secondary Color Correction
  4. Creating Looks & Styles
  1. Creating Emotions through colors
  2. Popular Iconic Looks & Styles
  3. Black & White, Day for Night & Color Isolation
  4. Final Render

Courseware is a mix of classroom lessons, coloring work, assignments & a final course project.


The Colorist & Color Grading – Course Hours Breakdown:

School Hours:
10 Hrs. Contact (Theoretical – with Tutor)
26 Hrs. HandsOn (Practical – with Tutor)

Extra Hours:
15 Hrs. Self Study (Assignments)
30 Hrs. Assessment (Course Project)

81 Hrs. Total Course Hours


Starting Date Option 1: 28th August 2017 – 700

Starting Date Option 2: 12th March 2018 – 700

Starting Date Option 2: 3rd September 2018 – 750

Classes: 4 Days/Week – Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Time:  10:00-13:00

Open to anyone 18yrs + and courses are delivered in English. Students are required to provide their own laptop.

All classes have a participation of a maximum of 6 students, to guarantee individual attention.

Tutors are available on phone & online to provide 24/7 support.

Participants are encouraged to assist on other HandsOn Malta Student’s film productions as a member of their crew, providing everyone with extensive on set experience.

Participants are given the opportunity to enhance their portfolio by participating and delivering on commercial projects. (T&Cs apply)

Professional Equipment will be provided by the School for the duration of the course.

No other fees.

Booking & More Info:

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