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Colour Grading with Tashi Trieu: Davinci Resolve Training Course

Start date:
Jul 24, 2017
Ability Level:
Beginner to intermediate

The course provides an introduction to colour grading and the popular grading software, DaVinci Resolve. It is the ideal course for editors, digital imaging technicians, directors of photography, visual-effects technicians, aspiring colourists, and anybody with a desire to explore colour correction.

This course is geared towards beginners who have never used the Davinci Resolve software platform or have some limited experience with colour correction. Users who are familiar with colour grading in another platform or have some experience with Resolve will certainly benefit.

The two-day workshop consists of group tutorials that cover the process and theory of Colour Grading, Hollywood-style practices, and the operational side of Resolve. This will include practical training on colour workflows, grading approaches and techniques, case studies, and practical examples; and advisory sessions in small groups that allow participants to practice what they have learned.

Dates: 24 and 25 July, 2017
Application Deadline: 10 July, 2017
Hours: 1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Language: English
Lab Fee: 500 QAR
Level: Beginner to intermediate
Group Size: 10 to 12 participants

Submission Requirements:
Please send the following as Word documents or in PDF format to, including your full name, email and contact number in all text documents:

  1. Brief letter of intention explaining why you are applying to the lab (maximum one page)
  2. Showreel, examples of previous work, or link to website (if available)
  3. CV or short biography
  4. Copy of Qatar ID

Submission Process and Selection of Candidates:
Please submit all required documents listed above to After the application deadline, the lab mentor and the DFI team will review applications. Candidates may be invited for a supplemental interview during the selection process. Please note that submission of your application does not guarantee a place in the workshop. Depending on the number of submissions, some applicants may be waitlisted or declined. All applicants will be notified of the results of their submission in a timely manner.

Lead Mentor

Tashi Trieu
Tashi Trieu has more than 10 years of post-production finishing experience as well as an intensive background in compositing and digital and film photography. Relying on a strong eye for story-centric visual aesthetics, Trieu combines technical and artistic prowess to enhance feature films, commercials, short-form work and episodic productions.

In today’s fast-paced post-production environment colourists need a rich understanding of visual effects and motion picture imaging science to produce creative results quickly and effectively. Tashi’s artistic skill set is strengthened by a rich background in colour science, image processing and digital post-production workflow. He is the co-author of the textbook ‘Modern Post’, an internationally recognised authority on modern Hollywood post-production finishing.

Tashi has been a contributor to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Science’s ACES project, and regularly contributes his expertise in colour science to Lattice, a popular Swiss army-knife app. Additionally, he serves as a consultant for numerous major software vendors and manufacturers.

He teaches digital intermediate colour grading and finishing at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film & Media Arts in Southern California and at Taipei National University of the Arts in Taiwan. He also serves as a post-production consultant to major film studios and post-production facilities in Taiwan.