Colorist training in US? (was Re: [Tig] color correction in Croatia)

Ted Langdell ted
Sat May 27 19:44:01 BST 2006

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Ted Langdell
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Interesting thread!

Googling "Telecine Colorist training" turned up some useful info, 
including Kevin Shaw's 37 page "Academy Notes" from the da Vinci 
Systems training website.

It has a recommended reading list at the back.

Can anyone point up where in the US that one can get colorist 
training.... or hands-on access to transfer your own stuff.

A while ago, I ran across the latter on the Cinelab (Fall River, MA) 
website, involving its Rank Mark III with Quattro:

"CineLab has a unique program for the filmmaker, student, professor or 
advanced enthusiast. The Telecine 2 is available for hands on use at a 
remarkable low rate! If you are interested in being a colorist come on 
in to CineLab and learn to use a Telecine."

Any "drive it yourself" facilities on the West Coast?


On May 27, 2006, at 7:47 AM, Dan C. Tatut wrote:

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> Thanks to oktobor for supporting the TIG
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> Hi Rob and Kreso,
> One good thing when trying to become a colorist is to actually work 
> next to a colorist. Books are good references, but the real-job of a 
> colorist often involves situations that are very different and not 
> explained in the books. Basically said, theory is mandatory but so is 
> practice.
> One of our clients offers hi-level training for young colorists and 
> they have a full DI and Digital Cinema infrastructure. If you (Kreso) 
> are interested, I can put you in touch with them. Just let me know.
> Best, Dan
> Dan Tatut
> CHROME Imaging
> 105 Rue de Lyon
> CH-1203 Geneva
> Switzerland
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rob Lingelbach [mailto:rob at]
> Sent: samedi, 27. mai 2006 16:37
> To: tig at
> Subject: [Tig] color correction in Croatia
> --
> Thanks to oktobor for supporting the TIG
> --
> Recently a gentleman from Croatia asked me about becoming a
> colorist, and it occured to me that there may be some
> subscribers in Croatia who could be of assistance.
> Perhaps there is also some advice for Kreso (his email is
> below; he is subscribed to the TIG as well) on current books
> or publications.  I?m sure he?d appreciate any tips or hints.
> (this would be a good topic to cover on the wiki when someone
> [like me] has a chance to write it).
> The advice I usually give is to study with a good colorist as
> an assistant or in some kind of support position.
> --Rob
> Rob Lingelbach   rob at
> On Sat, 27 May 2006 00:21:05 +0200, Kreso Vlahek wrote
>> Dear Rob thank You very much for Your effort.
>> That is very very nice of You and it is much more
>> than I could ever expected. Your offer is very kind
>> and by all means I do give You my permission to do
>> with my e-mail messages anything You think You
>> should. Your second idea is also great, because I do
>> not know how to get in touch with people workig this
>> interesting job.
>> Thanks again, Rob.
>> Yours, Kreso.
>> P.S.
>> I am looking forward to the time when I?ll be able
>> to return You some kind of favour.
>> P.P.S.
>> May be it is not necessary for me to get all of the
>> information at the same time. May be I do not have
>> to get all existing newsletters imediately.
>> May be instead You could recomend me some reading
>> for the start? I red COLOR CORRECTION for Digital
>> Video by Steve Hullfish & Jaime Fowler. For me -
>> great. But also I can say that I have more questions
>> after reading this book then I had before. Also i
>> receive Post newsletter and trying to have some idea
>> about what is going on on NAB.
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: "Rob Lingelbach" <rob at>
>> To: "Kreso Vlahek" <kreso.vlahek at>
>> Sent: Thursday, May 25, 2006 11:25 PM
>> Subject: Re: colorlist
>>> I just thought of something.   I may be able to find
> colorists who  are
>>> already in Croatia, would you like me to put you in
> contact with  them via
>>> email?
> --
> Rob Lingelbach
> rob at
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