FilmLight Offering Worldwide Master Classes on Color

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Tue, 05/08/2018 - 12:09 -- Nick Dager

To help colorists, cinematographers and the wider production and post industry understand the opportunities and challenges that high dynamic range and new delivery formats bring, FilmLight is taking intensive and specialist master classes on a world tour. Dates are already set for London (May 15), Mumbai (May 16), Hollywood (June 4) and Seoul (June 7), with more to be added.

In this one-day master class, which is free for registered participants, an experienced member of the FilmLight team will guide the group through some key factors that are changing production and finishing today. Attendees will look at the technical aspects of working in color-managed workflows, and have the chance to discuss best practices for real-world projects.

Topics include setting up the pipeline for projects involving multiple camera origination and mastering camera matching, through to the large number of deliverables expected today. This will include the elements of HDR, its display and its distribution. 

Drawing on experiences from recently released movies and TV projects, the master classes will look at questions of moving between color spaces and show the latest color science and grading tools in action. The aim is to increase and optimize productivity and support creativity by making the master grade more intuitive and image-driven, with the underlying technology making the creation of multiple deliverables more automated.

Each session will be led by a FilmLight expert with current, in-depth experience of the creative, commercial and technical challenges facing production and post-production companies and film and TV studios around the world. This includes Daniel Siragusano in Seoul and London, Andy Minuth in Mumbai and Peter Postma in Hollywood. 

Siragusano said, “HDR has just multiplied the number of deliverables producers demand from a movie today.

“Making sure they consistently achieve the vision of the director and DoP is a challenge,” he added. “FilmLight has transformed its grading tools to give colorists the power to grade in one color space and be confident that it is portable across all deliverables. These master classes are a chance for practitioners to get into the real details, to understand the practical challenges of HDR, and to familiarize themselves with practical workflows.”

On the completion of the master class, all attendees will be given access to the FilmLight online educational resources as well as a 90-day license for Baselight Student.

For more details, to see future events and to register for a color space master class please visit