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Working with a Professional Colorist

Starts March 19

1 session: Saturday, March 19, 10 am–1 pm

Location: Splice, 119 N 2nd St, Mpls 55401

When you start pre-production on a film project, you think about story. You think about camera. You think about editing. You think about music. But what about color and its effect on your story? How can you best prepare during the production process to work with a colorist in post and achieve the look you want? A professional colorist has incredibly powerful tools to do this and can work most efficiently and cost-effectively when a client is well prepared. In this workshop Splice’s Senior Colorist Michael Sandness teaches participants key strategies and language—including how to prepare for a color session—and demonstrates in his state-of-the-art facility all that a colorist can bring to your project. Register early – space is limited!

Tuition: $100 regular/$75 member/$55 low-income

Michael Sandness_HEADSHOTA dedicated colorist for both broadcast and cinema, Michael Sandness has worked on a wide variety of television, feature, and short-form programming. Recent broadcast credits include ABC’s “In An Instant,” and the History Channel’s “America UnEarthed,” and feature credits include Zanuck Independent Films’ “Voice From the Stone,” starring Game of Thrones’ Emilia Clark. Described by clients as “a prolific colorist with a really sharp mind,” Michael’s multifaceted background as a professional drummer, and later a video editor working on projects world-wide, informs his decade of experience in color grading with an intrinsic understanding of the rhythm, pacing, and emotional undercurrents of both narrative and documentary programming, and how color reinforces and expands upon these qualities to drive the story home.

Class Registration Guidelines & Cancellation Policy

  • Space is assigned on a first-come basis. Registrations must include payment in full to be valid. Registrations are accepted beyond registration deadlines as long as space is available.
  • If minimum enrollment has not been reached by 5 days prior to the start date of a class, IFP MN may cancel it, in which case registrants will immediately be notified and receive a full refund by PayPal or charge card credit (for phone or in person credit card registrations) within 5 business days. A check will be issued for registrations that were paid in cash. In lieu of a refund, students have the option of applying their tuition to another course if scheduled in the same calendar year.
    For those wishing to cancel a registration prior to the class registration deadline, 100% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $15 administrative fee. For registration cancellations received after the registration deadline but prior to the first class session, 50% of the tuition will be refunded minus a $15 administrative fee. As of a class start date, no refunds or credits/exchanges will be given.
  • Tuition is not prorated for missed class sessions.


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March 19, 2016
10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Michael Sandness
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March 18
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1 session: Saturday, March 19, 10 am–1 pm