AMSTERDAM — At this year’s IBC show, FilmLight (www.filmlight.ltd.uk) will host a the free two-day seminar series titled Colour On Stage. The event (September 14-15) will provide an opportunity for attendees to participate in live presentations and discussions with colorists and other creative professionals at the peak of their craft.
From shining a light on the FilmLight BLG ecosystem in VFX, to the role of the colorist today, to understanding color management and next generation grading tools, the event is designed to helps guide attendees through the opportunities and challenges of modern color finishing and delivery.
“Colour on Stage offers a good platform to hear about real-world interaction between colorists, directors and cinematographers,” explains Alex Gascoigne, colorist at Technicolor and one of this year’s presenters. “Particularly when it comes to large studio productions, a project can take place over several months and involve a large creative team and complex collaborative workflows – this is a chance to find out about the challenges involved with big shows and demystify some of the more mysterious areas in the post process.”
Originally staged as one-day events at both IBC 2018 and NAB 2019, Colour On Stage has been expanded this time around. The IBC program will include colorists from the broadcast, film and commercial worlds, as well as DITs, editors, VFX artists and post production supervisors.
Here’s a look at the current line up.
Creating The Unique Look For ’Mindhunter’ Season 2
Eric Weidt will talk about his collaboration with director David Fincher – from defining the workflow to creating the look and feel of Mindhunter. He will break down scenes and run through color grading details of the masterful crime thriller.
Realtime Collaboration On ITV Studios’ Coronation Street
Improving production processes and enhancing pictures with efficient renderless workflows, with colorist Stephen Edwards, finishing editor Tom Chittenden and head of post production David Williams.
Looking To The Future: Creating Color For The TV Series Black Mirror
Colorist Alex Gascoigne of Technicolor explains the process behind grading Black Mirror, including the interactive episode Bandersnatch, and the latest Season 5.
Bollywood: A World of Color
Delve into the Indian film industry with CV Rao, technical general manager at Annapurna Studios in Hyderabad. In this talk, CV will discuss grading and color as exemplified by the hit film, Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
Joining Forces: Strengthening VFX And Finishing With The BLG Workflow
Mathieu Leclercq, head of post production at Mikros Image in Paris, is joined by colorist Sebastian Mingam and VFX supervisor Franck l’Alberta to showcase their collaboration on recent projects.
Maintaining The DP’s Creative Looks From Set To Post
Meet with French digital imaging technician Karine Feuillard ADIT, who worked on the latest Luc Besson film Anna, as well as the TV series The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, and FilmLight workflow specialist Matthieu Straub.
New Color Management And Creative Tools To Make Multi-Delivery Easier
Explore the latest and upcoming Baselight developments, including a host of features aimed to simplify delivery for emerging technologies such as HDR. With FilmLight’s Martin Tlaskal, Daniele Siragusano and Andy Minuth.
Colour On Stage will take place in room D201 on the second floor of the Elicium Centre (entrance D), close to Hall 13. The event is free to attend but space is limited. Advance registration is required to secure a place. Registration details can be found online at: www.filmlight.ltd.uk/ibc2019colouronstage.
Visitors to IBC 2019 (Amsterdam, September 13-17) can also experience FilmLight’s complete color pipeline, including Baselight One and Two, Baselight Editions for Avid, Nuke and Flame, Daylight and the new Blackboard Classic control panel.