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Grading & Finishing - TFT00047M

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  • Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
  • Module co-ordinator: Mr. Paul Ryan
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: M
  • Academic year of delivery: 2021-22
    • See module specification for other years: 2022-23

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching period
A Spring Term 2021-22

Module aims

To provide an essential grounding in the principles and practice of picture finishing, and similarities and differences between finishing for film and for television

To develop and enhance a range of both creative and technical skills through an understanding of the underlying technical issues relating to professional picture finishing systems.

Module learning outcomes

Upon completion of this module students are expected to be able to:

Demonstrate an understanding of advanced video and digital film production picture finishing processes and how these can be applied to the creation of professionally produced media programmes.

Demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between, and working knowledge of stages and processes involved in film and television picture finishing through the use of Non-Linear video Editing (NLE) systems in conjunction with Picture Finishing systems in an 'off-line/on-line' model

Support their creative output with comprehensive and reasoned technical documentation.

Demonstrate an understanding, and ability to use the core features of an industry-standard Picture Finishing system and related software for editing and mastering of film and television programmes.


Task Length % of module mark
3000 Word Report
N/A 60
Workflow Project
N/A 40

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
3000 Word Report
N/A 60
Workflow Project
N/A 40

Module feedback

Students will receive written feedback on all assessments and reassessments.

Indicative reading

Van Hurkman, A. 'Color Correction Handbook'; Berkeley: Peach Pit Press, 2011, ISBN: 978-0-321-71311-7

Hullfish, S. 'The Art and Technique of Digital Colour Correction', Focal Press, 2008, ISBN: 978-0-240-80990-8

Clark, B. and Spohr, S., 'Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film: Managing the Process' Focal Press, 2ndrd Edition, 2002 ISBN: 0-240-80506-2

James, J., 'Digital Intermediates for Film and Video' Focal Press, 2006, ISBN: 0-240-80702-2

Kadner, N 'Red: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera' Peachpit Press, 2009, ISBN 0-321-617681

Saccone, Paul., The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14 / ([United States] :: Blackmagic Design,), 2017 ISBN: 0999391305

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.