Colour grading


The process and techniques for adjusting the colour composition of recorded motion pictures, video images or still images either by hand in a photographic laboratory or digitally.

Alternative labels

altering and enhancing colour

Skill type


Skill reusability level


Relationships with occupations

Essential knowledge

Colour grading is an essential knowledge of the following occupations:

Optional knowledge

Colour grading is optional for these occupations. This means knowing this knowledge may be an asset for career advancement if you are in one of these occupations.

Video and motion picture editor: Video and motion picture editors are responsible for the assembly and cutting of raw footage into a logically and aesthetically either for movies, television series, or domestic purposes. They reorganize scenes that have been shot and decide which special effects are needed. Video and motion picture editors work closely together with sound editors and music directors.




  1. Colour grading – ESCO


Last updated on September 20, 2022

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