Grading with Apple Color

5 Sep – 16 Nov 2011

10 Day Course
Date: Anytime
Times: 10.00am to 5.00pm
Price: £150.00
Instructor: Self-Learning

Course Setup
This course consists of 10 video-based lessons. Each lesson is approximately 30 minutes in duration and most include supplementary files and footage.
This course can be taken at any time - for instance every day for 10 days, or once a week for 10 weeks.

From the basics to color correction to more advanced tools, this course will cover color correction from a creative viewpoint as well as from a technical stand point. Content will vary from various types of stock in different resolutions as well as imagery which will include nature scenes, dialogs and short films. 
This course is ideal for those that have already completed our own Apple Color Induction or Apple Color Advanced courses (or similar), and would like to take their grading skills further.

Course Outline

Lesson 1: Introduction to Colour Colour theory and how it has an affect on the way we manipulate colour. 

Lesson 2: Colour and emotion The theory that colour and the effect we choose to put on our colour correction is directly associated with the subconscious. The lesson looks at traditional associations with colour in movies and advertising. 

Lesson 3: Colour and symbolism Using isolaterd colours to provoke / invoke certain emotions, this lesson will focus on keying using this concept of focusing in on one color to provoke the audience to associate an image with an overall theme.

Lesson 4: Colour through the ages The representation of colour to signify a period in time. Manipulating the colour of the same film to emulate different points in time.

Lesson 5: ExpressionismExpressionist theories of colour and our use of these ideas today. The lesson focuses on manipulating images to force the viewer to a specific area of the frame by use of depth perception, saturation, and effects tools.

Lesson 6: Autochrome - Colour from the beginning In 1906, the Lumiere brothers of France created the autochrome, film's earliest stages of colour imagery. Using an additive method of separating an image into separate elements of red, green and blue by the use of potato starch filtering, this lesson will look at creating a similar effect today along. 

Lesson 7: Music VideosA look at creating funky, fun, high end looks for a music videos.

Lesson 8: Continuity and Colour This lesson focuses on continuity as a key element of colour correction.

Lesson 9: Lighting This lesson focuses on the many aspects of lighting, from re-lighting a scene to creating dramatic lighting for enhancement.

Lesson 10: The masters The lesson will use the same piece of film and replicate the looks of famous directors and cinematographers.


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