webinars

Join some of the most creative artists in the industry as they show you how they use SCRATCH and SCRATCH Lab to create the world's best stories.

Welcome to ASSIMILATE's webinars archive.

Webinar Archive

  • Creating Cinematic VR Content for the Oculus Rift
    Greg Downing of VR Studio xRez discusses the cutting-edge world of developing cinematic content for the Oculus Rift and the unique challenges of cinematic VR.
  • Producing a 4K Theatrical Feature On A Budget
    In this webinar Sparrow and Marini discuss the challenges involved in shooting entirely in 4K as well as the benefits and trade-offs in using an end-to-end 4K pipeline in post-production.
  • ACES Workflow: An introduction by Cedric Lejeune
    ACES workflow: New opportunities for color grading and more...
  • "The Lunchbox": The Impact of Color on Character Development
    Shot with multiple cameras (Alexa, Canon5D, C300 and Sony F100), the "Lunchbox", written and directed by Ritesh Batra, appeared a real challenge for the French colorist Jean-Michel Petit to achieve a movie which received an unexpected success worldwide.
  • The Role of VFX and Color in Controversial Films
    Peter Hjorth, VFX designer and colorist, discusses how famed Director Lars von Trier conceptualized the looks for radically different visual experiences, and some of the challenges they faced using VFX to tell these provocative stories.
  • 4K Post in the Real World
    Leandro Marini, founder of Local Hero Post in Santa Monica, CA, discusses best practices for the four primary considerations when taking on 4K projects, some of the major differences between 4K and 2K pipelines, and how 4K DI systems are now available at the price of 2K.
  • 16 January 2014 - Dailies & Post: On-set vs Facility
    SCRATCH Finish
    If you are curious about the status of on-set vs near-set facility post production join us for this in depth conversation with Duck and Leandro as they share their knowledge and experiences.
  • 29 October 2013 - Filmmaking to Go: The Tablet Revolution in On-Set Workflows
    SCRATCH Finish
    Filmmaking to go: Duck Grossberg, who designs and manages digital acquisition and dailies pipelines for features, commercials, and episodic projects, shares how he uses portable devices to improve on-set workflows during filming.
  • 20 August 2013 - Write, Direct, Color Correct: Go from Creative Concept to Creative DI
    SCRATCH Finish
    Join director JR Strickland for an in-depth look at how a two-man shop uses top-tier, affordable tools like the Panasonic HVX200A and Canon Rebel paired with Premiere Pro, Maya, After Effects, SCRATCH, Nuke and Pro Tools to deliver award-winning projects to clients like Absolut, ESPN and Fidelity Investments.
  • 27 June 2013 - The Anatomy of a 4K Feature
    SCRATCH Finish
    Recorded in front of a live audience, Director Jeremy Torrie & Gary Jackemuck, colorist and DI Artist, discuss the benefits and challenges of creating a 4K workflow for their film, Path of Souls, while adopting the latest technologies to finish the film remotely.
  • 29 May 2013 - Shooting, Color and Post with the Sony F5, F55 and F65
    SCRATCH Finish
    Join DP Tomas Tucker and Alex MacLean, colorist from Colorflow, as they guide you through their experience with one of the most in-depth camera tests ever of the Sony CineAlta camera family. Alex will use SCRATCH to illustrate and discuss the post-production workflows around each camera.
  • 06 February 2013 - Everything On-set Professionals Need to Know About Color Correction
    SCRATCH Lab
    Get the scoop on color theory and grading on-set with Emmy award winner, Michael Forrest, and Juan Carlos Ortiz-Duran, colorist, DIT and local 600 member. Topics include the relationship between image color, look generation and lighting and how to use tools to achieve looks and color grades on-set.
  • 5 February 2013 - Mit Assimilate SCRATCH 7 vom Set bis zum Finish
    SCRATCH Finish
    Ein kompakter Überblick über den gesamten Arbeitsablauf: Dailies - Conform - Grading – Finishing. mit Mazze Aderhold/Dreamwalks
  • 16 January 2013 - Optimizing your DI Workflow for Web Episodics
    SCRATCH Finish
    Join Jason Myres as he guides you through designing and optimizing your DI workflow for web episodics using SCRATCH and Avid Media Composer. Jason will share the custom workflow he designed to meet the challenges of episodic content for the web.
  • 25 October 2012 - Unleash the Power of Creative DI with SCRATCH
    SCRATCH Finish
    Emery Wells, Founder of Katabatic Digital, guides you through the evolving "Creative DI" revolution in commercial post production. Emery features several recent projects to illustrate the power of blending compositing, color-grading and finishing into far faster, more fluid, and more cost-effective DI sessions.
  • 30 August 2012 - Phantom Camera On-Set Workflows
    SCRATCH Finish
    Graham Austin equips us with the operational insights into the Phantom camera and SCRATCH's on-set workflow that leverage's the maximum quality and return from the original Phantom media at the minimum cost to bandwidth, drive capacity and time while shooting.
  • 29 May 2012 - Advanced Dailies Workflows
    SCRATCH Lab
    Join John Mills, longstanding DIT for shows Jericho, Swingtown, and currently NCIS Los Angeles, to learn more about the capabilities of enhanced on-set dailies to enable further creativity while offering new capabilities for collaboration, security, and access to dailies.
  • 09 February 2012 - VFX In The Color Bay
    SCRATCH Finish
    Leandro Marini, founder of Local Hero Post, addresses the history of DI color correction, the transition to digital and how much VFX can be done in the DI bay. He runs through projects using SCRATCH, including how to remove a boom from a shot, perform makeup and beauty work, and replace an entire sky.
  • 24 January 2012 - Get a Film Look Without Shooting Film
    SCRATCH Finish
    Jerome Thelia, co-founder of Merge Group (NY), demonstrates the technique used in the making of Shawn Christensen's “Curfew” (January 2012), which was shot in RED MX, digitally graded in SCRATCH, and recorded out to film stock to achieve the best combination of grain structure and colorimetry.
  • 10 January 2012 - Working with SCRATCH in a Pipeline
    SCRATCH Finish
    Mike Seymour of fxphd looks at the challenges of working in a multi-suite, modern day workflow. Rather than just using SCRATCH to complete jobs, he will show how it works with a variety of other systems and remains as a flexible backbone to your pipeline.
  • 15 December 2011 - Building Efficient Data Pipelines for Feature Film Production and VFX
    SCRATCH Lab
    Join Ken Locsmandi, VFX Artist and Founder/President of Filmworks/FX, as he details his best practices for building highly efficient VFX dailies and versioning pipelines. Kenny demonstrates how he used SCRATCH Lab as the production hub for features such as Red Riding Hood, The Tourist & White Space.
  • 6 December 2011 - Taming Luminance in a Digital Dailies Workflow
    SCRATCH Lab
    Are your dailies images too saturated, desaturated, or don't work for the Web? Join John “Pliny” Eremic, COO and chief of post-production at Offhollywood New York, as he guides you through SCRATCH Lab to solve the most common "freak-outs" for production dailies.
  • 27 October 2011 - Como realizar un Music Video con SCRATCH
    SCRATCH Finish
    Acompaña a Leo Lovera, colorista y vfx artist, de la empresa Moving Forward Studios, en Miami, en su demostracion de tecnicas y trucos de como ha utilizado el SCRATCH para el music video del cantante Pitbull acompanado por T-pain "Hey Baby (Drop it to the Floor).
  • 3 November 2011 - Digital Intermediate for File Based Productions
    SCRATCH Finish
    Explore the ever-advancing role of Digital Intermediate in today's era of digital productions. In this webinar, Emery Wells, founder and CTO of Katabatic Digital, focuses on the state of the art of file-based workflows from image acquisition, to editorial and VFX integration, to color grading and finishing.
  • 12 October 2011 - DITs Demystified
    SCRATCH Lab
    On set and on location, Digital Imaging Technicians (DITs) are transforming the way digital films are being made. In this webinar, we take a look at how the DIT's on-set role has dramatically changed and how directors, DPs and budgets can benefit from the right tools in capable DIT hands.
  • 9 August 2011 - Using Color to Convey Emotion with ASSIMILATE's SCRATCH
    SCRATCH Finish
    In this webinar, Parke Gregg, editor, color-grading and DI artist, shows us how he used ASSIMILATE'S SCRATCH DI tools to help realize Director Jeff Nichols' vision for the award-winning feature, "Take Shelter", the psychological thriller, to be released by Sony Pictures Classics.
  • 30 June 2011 - RED’s EPIC HDRx Workflow in SCRATCH
    SCRATCH Finish
    Leandro Marini, founder and DI Producer at Local Hero Post and Blair Paulsen, founder of 4-K Ninjas, demonstrate the best practices for photography and post-production workflows of RED EPIC RAW and EPIC HDRx files with ASSIMILATE SCRATCH.
  • 24 May 2011 - Create a Killer Music Video with a SCRATCH Grade and Finish
    SCRATCH Finish
    Colorist and VFX artist Leo Lovera of Moving Forward Studios and Director David Rousseau demonstrate tips and tricks used to finish the music video Hey Baby (Drop It To The Floor) by Pitbull, featuring T-Pain.
  • 14 July 2011 - Solving Digital Capture Workflow with the RED using SCRATCH
    SCRATCH Finish
    Mike Seymour - Emmy nominee, AFI winner, and early RED and SCRATCH adopter, reviews the challenges faced by shooting on the new RED cameras and shows just how easily you can streamline productions using SCRATCH.