Historically the colorist art was a linear, telecine based process utilizing expensive dedicated hardware which mandated high introduction costs. As such, novices interested in color correction often undertook apprenticeships from experienced colorists and operators to garter enough knowledge and experience to make it on their own. It often took several months or even years for the novice to be allowed to work on simple unattended sessions let alone before hosting sessions with the clients themselves.
However, with the introduction of modern software/file based DI systems utilizing off the shelf components the cost of entry into the color correction marketplace has reduced dramatically. It is now feasible to run the world-renowned DaVinci Resolve color corrector with little financial investment. Spurred on by the wealth of information available from free online classes, books and forums, with plenty of time to experiment and learn it is possible for anyone to pick up the colorist art.
A self-study approach may be fine for those who have the luxury of time, nevertheless there are those who need to get up and running quickly / efficiently, know they are using the correct tools, be sure that the images they are providing can not be improved and that the program imagery meets the requirements and look requested by their director.
ColorScene’s colorist and owner, David Catt, provides one on one or group training to satisfy this need. Colorists regardless of experience can either attend classes at ColorScene’s offices or David can come to your facility. David has spent most of his working life either as a colorist in London’s Soho or working as a product specialist at Da Vinci systems. He developed the Resolve product requirements and designed much of its operational architecture so few know more about Resolve and it operations.