ClassInfo

POST 340 Color Correction (Formerly DC 325)

Fall 2019-2020
Class number: 16043
Section number: 401
W 1:30PM - 4:45PM
CDM 00922 Loop Campus

Summary

Summary of the Course

This course is an introduction to digital color correction used in the film industry. Color correction is often the least talked about, most overlooked part of filmmaking. Today, using digital tools, the possibilities of manipulating images are endless and require both technical and artistic sensibilities that take practice to develop.  Using DaVinci Resolve software students will take their first steps toward color correction manipulation techniques with industry-standard technology and methodology currently used in professional filmmaking.

 

POST 340-401

POST 440-401 

Autumn Quarter 2019

Meeting Time Wednesday 1:30 - 4:45

Lecture and Lab

Classroom CST 922

Instructor Information

Bob Sliga 

Email: bobsliga@yahoo.com

Cell: 815-955-8701

Office hours: 

Wednesday 12:00pm - 1:30pm in CDM TBD



Texts

Textbooks and Printed Resources

Suggested but NOT REQUIRED
Color Correction Handbook  Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema  by Alexis Van Hurkman  PeachPit Press

Current DaVinci Resolve Manual on local machine

RECOMMENDED SUPPLIES:
1 External MAC FORMATTED Hard drive (1 TB  minimum)



Grading

Grading Scale Percentage 

A 93-100: A- 90-92: B+89-87: B 86-83: B- 82-80: C+ 79-77: C 76-73: C- 72-70: D+ 69-67: D 66-61: D- 60-55:  F 54 and below

 

Projects

1 In Class Color Balance project worth 10 points

1 In Class HSL Grading project worth 10 points

1 Conforming and Matching project worth 10 points

1 Scene Cut Detection project worth 10 points

1 Motion Tracking Repair project worth 10 Points

1 Continuity project worth 50 points.

 

Exams

Written Midterm Exam worth 50 points.

Practical Final Exam worth 150 points.  



Prerequisites

Understanding and Knowledge of the Editorial Process 



Learning Outcomes and Class Policies

Learning Outcomes 

Upon successful completion of this class the student should be able to… 

  • Have a working knowledge of color aesthetics for the motion picture industry.
  • Evaluation of image’s contrast and color using Waveform monitor andVectorScope.
  • Use proper technical procedures, and color grading techniques utilized by professional colorists required for the digital cinema color correction process with the DaVinci Resolve color correction software.
  • Conforming and verifying an edited project in DaVinci Resolve for color correction.
  • Using color correction for matching to maintain continuity throughout the project.
  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of Scene Cut Detection and Round trip workflows from Adobe Premier to DaVinci Resolve, back to Premier.

 

Course Policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter.  If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

 

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect. 

 

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/. If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor. 

 

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at: http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx 

 

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at: csd@depaul.edu. 

Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd. Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296 



Course Policies as Suggested by the Dean of Students Office

Course Policies as Suggested by the Dean of Students Office  

Attendance: Students are expected to attend each class and to remain for the duration. Coming 15 minutes late or leaving 15 minutes early constitutes an absence for the student. The overall grade for participation drops one-third after any absence. Three absences for any reason, whether excused or not, may constitute failure for the course. 

 

Class Discussion: Student participation in class discussions will be measured in two ways. First, students are highly encouraged to ask questions and offer comments relevant to the day’s topic. Participation allows the instructor to “hear” the student’s voice when grading papers. Secondly, students will be called upon by the instructor to offer comments related to the reading assignments. Students must keep up with the reading to participate in class discussion. 

 

Attitude: A professional and academic attitude is expected throughout this course. Measurable examples of non-academic or unprofessional attitude include but are not limited to: talking to others when the instructor is speaking, mocking another’s opinion, cell phones ringing, emailing, texting or using the internet whether on a phone or computer. If any issues arise a student may be asked to leave the classroom. The professor will work with the Dean of Students Office to navigate such student issues. 

 

Civil Discourse: DePaul University is a community that thrives on open discourse that 

challenges students, both intellectually and personally, to be Socially Responsible Leaders. It is the expectation that all dialogue in this course is civil and respectful of the dignity of each student. Any instances of disrespect or hostility can jeopardize a student’s ability to be successful in the course. The professor will partner with the Dean of Students Office to assist in managing such issues. 

 

Cell Phones/On Call: If you bring a cell phone to class, it must be off or set to a silent mode. Should you need to answer a call during class, students must leave the room in an undisruptive manner. Out of respect to fellow students and the professor, texting is never allowable in class. If you are required to be on call as part of your job, please advise me at the start of the course. 

 

School policies:

Online Instructor Evaluation

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over two weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online at https://mycti.cti.depaul.edu/mycti

 

Email

Email is the primary means of communication between faculty and students enrolled in this course outside of class time. Students should be sure their email listed under "demographic information" at http://campusconnect.depaul.edu is correct.

 

Incomplete

An incomplete grade is given only for an exceptional reason such as a death in the family, a serious illness, etc. Any such reason must be documented. Any incomplete request must be made at least two weeks before the final, and approved by the Dean of the College of Computing and Digital Media. Any consequences resulting from a poor grade for the course will not be considered as valid reasons for such a request.

 

Resources for Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.

To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted either:

• PLUS Program (for LD, AD/HD) at 773-325-4239 in SAC 220

• The Office for Students with Disabilities (for all other disabilities) at 773-325-7290 Student Center 307

 

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School policies:

Changes to Syllabus

This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.

Online Course Evaluations

Evaluations are a way for students to provide valuable feedback regarding their instructor and the course. Detailed feedback will enable the instructor to continuously tailor teaching methods and course content to meet the learning goals of the course and the academic needs of the students. They are a requirement of the course and are key to continue to provide you with the highest quality of teaching. The evaluations are anonymous; the instructor and administration do not track who entered what responses. A program is used to check if the student completed the evaluations, but the evaluation is completely separate from the student’s identity. Since 100% participation is our goal, students are sent periodic reminders over three weeks. Students do not receive reminders once they complete the evaluation. Students complete the evaluation online in CampusConnect.

Academic Integrity and Plagiarism

This course will be subject to the university's academic integrity policy. More information can be found at http://academicintegrity.depaul.edu/ If you have any questions be sure to consult with your professor.

Academic Policies

All students are required to manage their class schedules each term in accordance with the deadlines for enrolling and withdrawing as indicated in the University Academic Calendar. Information on enrollment, withdrawal, grading and incompletes can be found at http://www.cdm.depaul.edu/Current%20Students/Pages/PoliciesandProcedures.aspx.

Students with Disabilities

Students who feel they may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the instructor privately to discuss their specific needs. All discussions will remain confidential.
To ensure that you receive the most appropriate accommodation based on your needs, contact the instructor as early as possible in the quarter (preferably within the first week of class), and make sure that you have contacted the Center for Students with Disabilities (CSD) at:
Lewis Center 1420, 25 East Jackson Blvd.
Phone number: (312)362-8002
Fax: (312)362-6544
TTY: (773)325.7296