Cinematic Color

Motion-Picture Color Management

This paper presents an introduction to the color pipelines behind modern feature-film visual-effects and animation:

Authored by Jeremy Selan, and reviewed by the members of the VES Technology Committee including Rob Bredow, Dan Candela, Nick Cannon, Paul Debevec, Ray Feeney, Andy Hendrickson, Gautham Krishnamurti, Sam Richards, Jordan Soles, and Sebastian Sylwan.

The VES Technology Committee has assembled an expert panel that can be reached at with questions, comments and errata related to this document.

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Siggraph 2012 Course

This document originated as a companion to the Siggraph 2012 Course, Cinematic Color: From Your Monitor to the Big Screen. Original course notes available for download: (pdf, 6.4 MB)