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Colour Grading: HDR Colourist Masterclass

Learn to take full advantage of new workflows and develop new skills for HDR. Ideal for colourists and other industry professionals that will encounter High Dynamic Range (HDR including Dolby Vision), UHD Premium, Rec 2020, and wide colour gamut projects. Experience how lighting, editing and grading are affected and which tools are most useful to achieve bigger better colour. Learn the three essential workflows for HDR mastering.

Learn about HDR displays and how to master HDR content.

Understand the different HDR formats, including Dolby Vision, HDR10 and HLG.

Practice setting up and grading in Resolve on an HDR display.

Is the Colour Grading: HDR Colourist Masterclass right for you?

This one-off (for Sydney) class is only suitable for experienced colourists. HDR has been available to consumers since 2016 and is now the expected standard for Amazon and Netflix. It is supported by Sony, LG, Samsung, Apple and many more. HDR is becoming the new standard for delivery. Act now, be amongst the first to master HDR. This course is also of interest to cinematographers and editors who are involved in HDR productions.


This is a specialist masterclass. If you are more interested in a general colour grading class, please look at our Industry Certificate: Colour Grading. Kevin Shaw is also presenting Intro to ACES and the Colour Science and Calibration in the same week. These courses are helpful in preparing for the changes brought about by HDR displays.

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw, CSI is a consultant, instructor and colourist with 35 years of experience. He is currently President of Colorist…

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What you will need

You’ll need to have basic colourist skills to benefit from this class. Colour grading systems are provided for each student. Students are invited to bring their own graded and ungraded material to work with in the class.

For more information call 1300 223 877, or register for future offerings.


This course is only open to students aged 18 +.

AFTRS reserves the right to cancel any course for any reason at any time. In the event of a course being cancelled a full refund of course fees will be provided. If you are planning to travel to attend a course, please confirm with us via email that the course will be proceeding before you make your travel bookings. AFTRS is not liable for any travel costs incurred due to course postponement, cancellation, or any other circumstance.

If an attendee wishes to withdraw from a course, they may do so up to 15 days before the course commences and get a full refund. Cancellations 14 days or less before course commencement will incur a fee.

Find out more information about discounts and refunds.

For more information and to get a copy of the course outline email: shortcourses@aftrs.edu.au or phone 1300 223 877.