From filming to post-production: Color Correction/Grading |08 Nov. 2018

Color Correction lecture by Dimitris Panagopoulos

THURSDAY 08 Nov. 2018
17.30 – 19.00
Communitism, Kerameikou 28, Athens, Greece

From filming to post-production: Color Correction/Grading
Presentation & Discussion with Dimitris Panagopoulos

Dimitris Panagopoulos (Athens, 1990) studied Film Direction in Stavrakos Film School, from which he graduated in 2011. He has written and directed the short fiction film “The Butcher” (2013), which won special mentions in Noida IFF and Delhi SFF both in India and Marbella IFF of Spain. In addition, he works as a colorist for short and full-length films and television and is involved as a video maker in diverse cultural projects. From 2014 to 2018 was the assistant of the acclaimed Greek director Yorgos Tsemberopoulos. He is a founding member of the Athens-based cooperative production company Baobab. He lives and works in Athens.

Contents of the lecture:

  1. A little flashback
  2. Color Correction VS Color Grading
  3. The most important points of a colorist’s work
  4. The relationship of the colorist with the Director of Photography
  5. At what stages of a project can a colorist get involved?
  6. Before shooting (Camera selection, recording format, lenses)
  7. Raw & Other recording formats
  8. Flashlights
  9. Diaphragm
  10. ISO
  11. White Balance & Kelvin
  12. Compression & Bit-Depth
  13. H.264
  14. LOG (Logarithmic)
  15. Pulling flat (log) with DSLR
  16. LUTs
  17. Basic & Secondary colors
  18. Color Gamut (Color Range)
  19. Luma & Chroma Subsampling (Color Sampling)
  20. Luminance
  21. Dynamic Range
  22. White Point
  23. Setting up a color grading suite
  24. What is RAID (Redundant Array of Inexpensive Disks)
  25. Graphics Card and signal output
  26. SDI connection
  27. Screen (Reference Monitor)
  28. What to look for when buying a monitor (reference monitor)
  29. Blackmagic Consoles & Others
  30. Final result to the viewer
  31. Bibliography
  32. Questions / Discussion