ScreenSkills HETV ACES Course for A VFX Pipeline
ScreenSkills HETV ACES Course for A VFX Pipeline
Number of Places: 36
Career Stages: Early, Experienced & Expert
Funding: Fully Funded
Course Type: Live Online Only
Closing Date: 7 March or when places fill.
This Funding is for experienced VFX Artists, Cinematographers, DITs and Post-Production Supervisors who have a basic knowledge of Post-Production techniques.
This programme is supported by ScreenSkills HETV skills fund with contributions for UK High End TV productions.
This Training Programme is to support 36 Post-Production Professionals from across the nation looking to work with ACES Guidelines and Specifications withing VFX Projects and workflows. If you are a suitable candidate, you will receive:
- One-Day Live Online ACES Colour Management training from an Industry Experienced Certified Instructor.
- Indefinite unlimited access to the course recording for you to revisit and follow along at your own pace.
- Training Material for you to keep.
- Training in The Academy Color Encoding System Workflows using DaVinci Resolve.
This funding will also assist with Childcare costs if needed to ensure each awardee receives the best training possible.
What it Covers
In this one-day Live Online Course, you will learn the ACES Workflows within a VFX environment. This includes understanding the specifications required from colour management through to general tasks within VFX Pipelines.
- Understanding ACES. What it is and when to use it.
- The benefits of using ACES and scene referred colour management.
- Understanding ACES AP0 and AP1 colour spaces.
- Using ACES in the DI pipeline and how it aids CGI/VFX integration.
- Understanding the four key colour transforms: IDT, LMT, LUT, and ODT.
- Using Input Device transform's (IDT’s) to bring different cameras into ACES.
- Using non-ACES colour-space cameras/formats. (e.g. Drones and archive)
- Using RAW media in an ACES project in DaVinci Resolve.
- Setting Output Device Transform's (ODT’s) for different SDR or HDR displays and deliverables.
- Setting up an ACES project in Davinci Resolve, and explaining how to deliver to other ACES compliant software.
- Setting up an ACES project in Nuke, Cinema 4D and After Effects.
- Exporting EXR VFX plates to go to other ACES compliant software.
- Importing EXR VFX comps back into Resolve to grade.
- Managing different VFX comp versions.
- Importing Colour Decision List's (CDL’s) from a DIT on set, and exporting CDL’s to other departments.
- Exporting Dailies to editorial, or graded programs for review.
- Importing Metadata from set, or editorial, and exporting it from Resolve.
- Generating a 'Show look’ as a .drx and LUT and exporting them for other departments.
- Using ‘Group' and ‘Timeline' level grading to apply LUT's and deploy the Show Look.
- Archiving an ACES project and delivering a Display Master for broadcast.
Who it is for?
The aim of this training programme is to support experienced VFX Artists, Cinematographers, DITs and Post-Production Supervisors who have a basic knowledge of post- production techniques at an Early, Experienced or Expert career stage throughout the nation. Therefore, you must be in one of the below positions:
- Currently a Cinematographer, DIT or Post-Production Supervisor in a VFX, Colourist or Online Editing position working within the UK VFX Industry at an Early Career Stage
- Currently a Cinematographer, DIT or Post-Production Supervisor in a VFX, Colourist or Online Editing position working within the UK VFX Industry at an Experienced Career Stage
- Currently a Cinematographer, DIT or Post-Production Supervisor in a VFX, Colourist or Online Editing position working within the UK VFX Industry at an Expert Career Stage
And, you must:
- Have at least one Broadcast TV Credit
- Be currently residing within the UK
- Have the right to Work within the UK
- Have an Established Connection to the UK Industry
- Be of 18+ Years of Age
How to Apply
We have only 36 FREE places available in this programme, so spaces are limited. Therefore, to ensure you are eligible for the training, we have introduced the following application process:
- Choose your preferred date from the options below and complete a Candidate Application and Questionnaire Form.
(Closing Date of Applications is the 7 March 2024 for the last course or when all placements have been filled).
- We will asses your submitted application and CV.
- If successful, you will be asked to create a ScreenSkills account, and formally register for the course.
7 February 2024
24 February 2024
8 March 2024
After Your Training
At the end of your course, you will receive:
- A PDF of the general topics and tips covered throughout the course.
- Access to the Course Recording for you to follow along at your own pace.
- A Download of the Material used in the course.
- A survey directly from ScreenSkills assessing how your training went.
As this funding is supported by ScreenSkills, all successful applicants details will be shared with them, and you may be asked to supply further information throughout and after your training by them directly.
We kindly ask all successful applicants after their course to please complete their feedback forms sent by ScreenSkills. This is to ensure the continued quality of the training we supply, and the suitability of our courses.
We offer inclusive training. If you have any needs which we can accommodate during the recruitment process and beyond, please let us know and we will be happy to work with you to meet them. Just get in touch with our training team on either +44 (0)20 7734 1286 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you.