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Learn color workflow and methodolgy from Company 3 Hollywood senior colorist Walter Volpatto. 


Masterclass Overview


Why do something instead of focusing on how to do something.  


Approach to color - technique - observer - style.   


Limitations of the human eye, limitations of the displays, limitation of the distribution chain.  


Negative - Positive model.


Look build on photographic principal of exposure.   


Workflow on Set and Post.


Color Decisions - See the movie, read the script, understand the story.   


Timeline/groups/scene/shot - Where the Color Goes?   


Scene look, hero shot, technical matching, refinement.  


HDR - Maintaining the intended photography, Virtual Nit device, Recovery of highlights / Black mapping, & Dolby Trim Pass.


Walter Volpatto of Company 3 Hollywood (formerly EFILM) is a 15-year industry veteran whose credits include 2019 Academy-Award Best Picture Winner Green Book, directed by Peter Farrelly; Dunkirk, directed by Christopher Nolan; Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson; and, most recently, Amazon Studios’ critically-acclaimed series Homecoming.


As a colorist, Volpatto’s style gravitates toward an aesthetic of realism, though his projects span genres from drama and action to comedy and documentary, such as Quentin Tarantino’s The Hateful EightIndependence Day: Resurgence, directed by Roland Emmerich; and Bad Moms, directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. He joined Company 3  following a very successful tenure at Fotokem, where he started in digital intermediate before progressively shifting toward fully digital workflows while navigating emerging technologies such as HDR.

Walter Volpatto Masterclass

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