Stefano Zordan. Freelance colorist based in Berlin.
Represented by Boldbreed - Agency for Creatives

Overview

Stefano Zordan is a Freelance Colorist working on advertising, short and feature films. He is based in Berlin and represented by Boldbreed.

In Italy, he graduated at the Boccioni Art School, and he successfully completed the Nuke Digital Compositing master course from The Foundry.
In Germany, he had the opportunity to join the UP.GRADE courses at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB).
From his early experiences in graphic design and photography, he moved to film starting as an editor, and then focalising into post-production in general.
This, together with his personal studies, contributed to shape him and build his way to the film industry as a Digital Colorist.

His style is highly influenced by classical paintings and an interest of social psychology.
He’s a valid help for DOP’s, Producers and the entire Post Production department, building DI workflows, for color management and to get the director’s idea to the final screen.

Experience

BOLDBREED – Agency for Creatives Berlin (Germany)
2020

Freelance Colorist 2020

  • Final grading, Features, Short films, Commercials and Dailies
  • Conform Artist

Additional

  • PostProd. and Compositing supervisor
  • Compositing Artist
  • Editor

SPREADFILMS – Film & Audioproduktion Bayern (Germany)
2016-2020

Colorist Jun 2016 – Dec 2019

  • Color Management with RCM and ACES
  • Handling Arri, Red, Canon, Sony and other color spaces
  • Developing Show LUTs for DP and editors
  • Color correction and color matching
  • Final grading/look

Editor Jun 2016 – Dec 2019

  • Video Editor on set on different locations
  • Prepping Dailies
  • Transcoding and Conforming from XML/EDL/AAF
  • Editing and finalizing picture and sound

PostProd. Supervisor Jul 2019 – Dec 2019

  • Working together with directors and a team of editor, 2d/3d artists and composers
  • Providing and building new workflows and creative solutions for the team
  • Communicating with the DOP and the producer

Education

UP.GRADE – Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie (DFFB)​ B​erlin, Germany
Jun 2019 – Aug 2019

Workflows

  • Evaluating project requirements for versatile, colour consistent pipeline design
  • The Netflix approach to workflows for colour consistency
  • Explore FilmLight’s powerful array of workflow routes
  • Harness ACES. DaVinci Resolve Color Management and CDLs
  • Selecting an effective pathway for preproduction. VFX and mastering
  • Get to grips with Truelight Colour Spaces, Truelight CAM and T.Log

TEACHERS:​ Tobias Schaarschmidt, CSI; Daniele Siragusano; Miga Bär

Toolset

  • Grading operators to manipulate and combine image data
  • Mastering variations in tool behaviour in various colorspaces
  • The creative use of colour space conversions, matrices and the RGB Channel mixer
  • 1D, 3D and 2.SD LUTs
  • Principles of CDL, LMTs and getting into DCTL

TEACHERS:​ Dirk Meier, BVK; Paul Dore; Edmon Laccon; Peter Doyle

Creative

  • Expanding your relationship to the images
  • History of light in reproductions and colour in cinema
  • Defining and realising a cinematographers artistic intent
  • Exploring aesthetic attributes from set to post
  • The significance of primaries vs secondaries
  • Practical approaches to look development

TEACHERS:​ Vanessa Taylor, Pasquale Iannone, Philipp Weiss

ViFX Digital Art School​ ​Vicenza, Italy
2015

The Foundry – Nuke X Digital Compositing for Film ​2015

  • Digital Image Fundamentals and Digital Compositing Basics
  • Rotoscoping, Advanced Green Screen & Keying Techniques
  • Camera, Photogrammetry & Camera Mapping
  • Paint, Rig-Removal and The Back Plate
  • CGI Light, 3D Relighting, Beauty and Arbitrary Output Vectors

TEACHER:​ Victor Perez (Masked Frame Pictures)

3D Studio Max 2015 Certified Professional​ 2015

  • Polygonal and parametric modeling
  • Photography and composition
  • HDRi
  • Texturing/Shading and Lighting
  • UV Mapping

TEACHER:Cristian Spagnuolo (The Mill FIlm)

Liceo Artistico U.Boccioni​ V​icenza, Italy
2007 – 2014

Visual Arts Degree – Design & Applied Arts

Softwares

Blackmagic Davinci Resolve

Advanced

The Foundry Nuke X

Intermediate

Filmlight Baselight

Basic

Adobe CC

Advanced

Python

Basic

For bookings and any inquiries, please contact
colorists@boldbreed.de