Department: Theatre, Film, Television and Interactive Media
Module co-ordinator: Mr. Paul Ryan
Credit value: 20 credits
Credit level: M
Academic year of delivery: 2023-24
Grading, Effects and Finishing is a module designed to teach you the theory and practice of professional post production workflows from colour
theory and creative looks and effects, through to the mastering and delivery of film and television media using industry standard techniques.
Module will run
Semester 1 2023-24
The module aims:
To provide an essential grounding in the principles and practice of the picture finishing processes, colour grading and effects.
To develop and enhance a range of both creative and technical skills through an understanding of professional workflows.
Module learning outcomes
Upon completion of this module you are expected to be able to:
Demonstrate an understanding of advanced 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 an understanding of colour grading for film and television from base grades through to creative looks.
Have an understanding of the possibilities of incorporating some visual effects at the picture finishing stages.
Demonstrate an understanding of, and ability to use, the core features of an industry-standard Picture Finishing system and related software for editing, grading and mastering of film, television and social media platforms.
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Mutiple Delivery formats : Advertisement - 60, 30 and 15 second spots
Essay/coursework Presentation script : Video Presentation
Special assessment rules
Additional assessment information
Students will be given formative feedback througout the module during practicals and in presentations throughout the module.
% of module mark
Essay/coursework Essay : Advertisement - 60, 30 and 15 second spots
Essay/coursework Essay : Video Presentation
You will receive written feedback in line with standard University turnaround times.
Van Hurkman, A. (2011) 'Color Correction Handbook'; Berkeley: Peach Pit Press, ISBN: 978-0-321-71311-7
Hullfish, S. (2008) 'The Art and Technique of Digital Colour Correction', Focal Press, ISBN: 978-0-240-80990-8
Clark, B. and Spohr, S., (2002) 'Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film: Managing the Process' Focal Press, 2nd Edition, ISBN: 0-240-80506-2
James, J., (2006) 'Digital Intermediates for Film and Video' Focal Press, ISBN: 0-240-80702-2
Kadner, N (2009) 'Red: The Ultimate Guide to Using the Revolutionary Camera' Peachpit Press, ISBN 0-321-617681
Saccone, Paul., (2017) The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 14 / ([United States] :: Blackmagic Design,), ISBN: 0999391305