Workshop Registration

Colour Theory

Colour correction is an integral aspect of the post-production pipeline and is increasingly available to independent digital filmmakers through powerful yet affordable software such as DaVinci Resolve. With the boom of digital colour correction resulting from the digital era of filmmaking, colour theory is an integral facet of a colourist’s process to help guide a story forward. This workshop covers components of colour including: the colour wheel; primary, secondary, and tertiary colours; analogous vs. complementary colours as well as colour spaces and their role in colour correction. 

This workshop is recommended as a companion to the Introduction to Digital Colour Grading with DaVinci Resolve, Intermediate Colour Grading with DaVinci Resolve, Blackmagic Cinema Camera and URSA Mini Pro and RED Epic Camera workshops.​

Prior to the class, please create a profile on Zoom and download the free version of the application. You will receive an email from LIFT with an invitation link to join the workshop one hour before the class begins which will prompt you to open the application or web browser. Please ensure that you log in using a Zoom account with a profile name that appears as the same name registered for the class. If not, for security reasons, you may not be permitted to join. During the workshop, we advise that you keep your microphone on mute to minimize external noise and that you unmute when participating in class discussions. Please also arrive to the session on time for attendance and class participation. ONLINE workshops may be recorded for staff and facilitator assessment. Recorded material will not be made available to participants. Review all workshop policies before registering.

Tue 6 August 2024, 6 - 9 pm   
(Registration deadline is Tue 6 August 5:00 pm)

Instructor: Marisa Hoicka

Marisa Hoicka is a film colourist with a background as a narrative video artist and painter. Hoicka has coloured advertisements, fiction, documentary and experimental films, web series and music videos. She has taught colour correction at Trinity Square Video, Toronto Public Libraries and for York University’s filmed Tech-Know courses.

 Hoicka’s This is Not a Test was shown on all Air Canada flights as part of the Images Festival’s Stitches in Time. Rendered from textiles of varying textures, the homemade colour bars in this video literally materialize the familiar SMPTE test pattern used to adjust and calibrate NTSC video monitors. Her videos have also been shown in Berlin’s Galerie Kurt Im Hirsch, San Francisco’s MoMA, Oakville Galleries, Vidéographe, Trinity Square Video and across Canada. Hoicka has a Master in Digital Media (Ryerson) and a Studio Art BFA (Concordia).

Location: Online
Category: Post-Production and Digital Tools
Maximum Capacity: 15
3 hours of instruction $65 /member$90 /nonmember