Introduction to Color Correction, Color Theory and DaVinci Resolve


Sunday, November 18: 1 – 5 pm

Color correction is often an elusive subject when it comes to independent filmmaking. Directors and Cinematographers have a vision for the images they produce and a Colorist will use their expertise to bring it to fruition.

But digital color correction is more than a post-production process. The best colorists have a deep understanding of color theory: its history, its purpose and how it applies to modern-day filmmaking.

PART ONE will begin with color theory. Participants will learn about the color wheel, color harmony and the context of how colors are put into practice. Using exercises created by Swiss expressionist painter Johannes Itten and German-American artist Josef Albers, participants will experiment using color swatches to gain a deeper understanding of the interactions of color. How color theory translates to filmmaking will be explored through examples of filmic color palettes. These palettes express color’s importance to story, tone and emotional connection to the audience.

Moving into the more technical and scientific aspect of color, participants will learn how theory translates to cinema. Each participant will be provided with a laptop loaded with DaVinci Resolve and test footage. Participants will learn about color science in the digital realm, how to read scopes, and the workflow pipeline of DaVinci Resolve.

The focus of PART ONE on theory and technicalities provides DIY filmmakers with the foundation they need for a budding practice in color correction. Participants who complete PART ONE will be able to expand their practice through PART TWO of the course, which we’ll be adding in 2019.

So if you’re an artist working with the film medium or an independent filmmaker who wants to learn more about this process, join us and take your films to the next level with your newfound knowledge in color correction!

Class is limited to 7 participants. A follow up email with resources on color will be provided to participants the week following the workshop.

Caitlin Díaz is an artist, filmmaker, colorist and archivist from the Rio Grande Valley, Texas. For the past four years, she’s lived and worked in Los Angeles as a colorist on various projects such as short and feature films, music videos, documentaries, branded content and restorations. You can view some of her past color work here!

Instructor: Caitlin Díaz

Tuition: $60/$48 EPFC MEMBERS.

Your spot is confirmed when tuition is received online via PayPal or with cash/credit card in person during store hours (Saturday and Sunday noon – 5 pm).

Members, please contact us for your 20% off discount code. Not a member? Become one today!

EPFC Workshop Cancellation Policy:
Cancellation more than 7 days prior to class: full refund
Cancellation less than 7 days prior to class: class credit for a future session or workshop(s) of equal value.
Sorry, but EPFC is unable to give refunds or credits for same-day cancellations and workshop “no shows”.


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