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261 Waterloo Street
#04-28 Waterloo Centre
Singapore 180261
Tel: 3152 0282
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Introduction to Colour Grading


This 3-day, hands-on course gives students insight into the possibilities of Colour Grading, and give them a firm foundation in the basics of Colour Grading.

Starting with the basics of balancing & primary correction, then moving on to the finer points of secondary grading, including continuity matching, controlling selected areas of the image using keying, using vignettes to isolate & track regions, creating unique Looks, adjusting the composition & framing of a shot, and much more. Attendees will also get to see what a professional grading suite setup looks like and will learn the basics of setting up their own grading suites .


This course is designed for anyone who wants to learn about Colour Correction and Colour Grading.

It provides valuable additional skills for video editors ,motion graphics and effects artists and even DoP's who want to understand how to grade their won shots.

It is tailored for those who prefer hands-on and interactive instruction. Skills learned in the course are applicable to any color grading setup.


24 hours (3 days)


24 - 26 Jan 2018 (Wed - Fri)
(Not supported under IMDA Grant)

27 - 29 Mar 2018 (Tue - Thu)
(Not supported under IMDA Grant)


S$ 1300 per person before GST

This course is supported for up to 90% subsidy under the MDA Talent Assistance Scheme through Six Degrees Asia . In addition media freelancers can apply for up to  S$ 7.50 per hour training allowance.

Availability and amount of subsidies and grants are subjec to MDA and Six Degrees.More information about application procedures and terms here.


  • Understanding the reasons for Colour Grading

    • Colour Grading for Aesthetic – what we aim to do

    • Colour Grading for Continuity – why it's important

    • Colour Grading to pass Technical muster – what to look out for

  • Visual examples of Colour Grading being used in different ways

    • Subtle implementations

    • Extreme, obvious implementations

    • Some of the trends and common looks used in Colour Grading

  • A little bit of Colour Theory – using Complementary Colours to your advantage

  • Understanding your Image

    • Learning how to read your scopes

    • Learning the difference between histograms and waveforms

    • Identifying individual objects in your waveform

    • Understanding Colour Balance

  • Setup of a typical Colour Grading Interface

    • Round-tripping from an NLE (non-linear editor)

    • Conforming using EDLs (edit decision lists)

    • Understanding Layering and Tracks

    • Navigating the Settings

  • Understanding a Colour Grading Interface

    • Primary Grades

    • Secondary Grades, and their difference from Primary Grades

    • Applying Special Effects

    • Panning and Scanning

    • Rendering

  • Primary Controls

    • Controlling Luminance with Lift, Gamma and Gain

    • Setting the Mood with the Mid-tones

    • Controlling Colour using Primary Colour Correction

    • Identifying and Correcting Colour Casts

    • Manipulating Colour Directly in the Shadows, Mid-tones and Highlights

  • Colour Correcting for Scene Continuity

    • Setting up a Reference Shot

    • Utilizing Still Stores

    • Comparing Two Clips

    • Setting Up for Shot-by-Shot Colour Matching

  • Secondary Grading

    • Types of Secondaries

    • Performing Key-Based Secondaries

    • Keying with Qualifiers

    • Curves

    • Creating Vignettes

  • Grade Management

    • Managing multiple Grades on a Single Shot

    • Switching between Grades

    • Adding and Deleting Grades

    • Duplicating a Grade

    • Saving Looks

    • Organizing Looks

    • Moving Grades from Clip to Clip

  • Using a Control Surface to speed up your work

  • Advanced Secondary Grading

    • Using Multiple Secondaries

    • Combining a Key and a Vignette

    • Using Multiple Keys

    • Creating Custom Mask Shapes

  • Pan and Scan

    • Recomposing Shots – Cropping and Scaling

    • Determining Aspect Ratios for final output

  • Keyframing Effects

  • Motion Tracking

  • Final Tweaks

    • Global Changes

    • Applying a Stylised Look

    • Manually Controlling Broadcast Safe Output

    • Manually Adjusting White and Black Levels

    • Manually Adjusting Chroma Levels

  • Rendering Projects

    • Applying LUTs during Render

    • Rendering Shots

    • Exporting an EDL

    • Round-tripping back to an NLE

    • Setting up your own grading suite

About the Instructor

Ian Wee Woon Hui has had a lifelong fascination with the moving image. From as young as 14 he was already experimenting with digital film making. He graduated with a Merit Diploma in Film, Sound & Video from the School of Film and Media Studies (Ngee Ann Polytechnic) .

He has directed documentaries for Discovery Channel,National Geographic ,Channel News Asia and Arts Central.

He was a first mover in the field of HD,directing one of the first multicamera HD shoots in Singapore for the F1 Powerboat Grad Prix is now a first mover in the field of Stereoscopic 3D film making. With the help of the Media Development Authority ,Ian  attended specialised Stereoscopic 3D courses in Germany. This gave them an an opportunity to work with leading stereographers and stereoscopic 3D equipment manufacturers.

Ian is an Apple certified instructor for both FCP X and FCP 7 and has conducted training for production and post production tools for many organisations including Sony Singapore,Panasonic ,Tisch NYU School of Film and many others

Ian also designs  production and post production workflows,where his keen understanding of new and emerging broadcast technologies as well as his industry experience serve him well.

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