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Get bundle access to the Masterclass on Color Workflow & Methodology (Recorded) + Live Grading of "Bertie" : A visual treatise of the Negative-Positive Color Model (Live)


Walter Volpatto Masterclass 1 (24.04.2021)


Key Discussions:


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 Masterclass 2 (30.04.2022)


The session entails updated methodology discussions and live grading of "Bertie": a visual treatise on the Negative-Positive color model and an archetype of look based on photography. Bertie is a PSA story about the difficult abusive relationships between stepdaughter and stepfathers. It has a signature film look with a bold, painterly color palette.


Key Discussions:


Negative-Positive Model - historic perspective - why it is still relevant - workflow organization based on the model - speed and coherence of results - easy collaboration.


Instructor: Walter Volpatto


Walter Volpatto of Company 3 Hollywood (formerly EFILM) is a 15-year industry veteran whose credits include Netflix Red Notice, 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 Eight; Independence 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 Bundle

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