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Abel Cine LA
801 S Main St, Burbank, CA 91506
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Oct 21 2020 - Oct 22 2020


10:00 am - 5:00 pm





Color Grading HDR Masterclass

In the last two years, we have seen an exponential growth of HDR productions. As a result, there is a big demand for colorist skilled in grading and delivering in HDR.

This intensive two-day masterclass will prepare you for the job of grading and delivering HDR shows for Netflix, Amazon or any other HDR channel using Davinci Resolve.

The training program is split into two parts:

Theory part covering all aspects of HDR technology, Color Science, Workflow and new Mastering Formats. During the practical part, you will learn how to approach grading session, translate looks from HDR and SDR and how to get the best image quality in the shortest possible time. This part is designed to expose attendees to a variety of HDR material. From dark night scenes, studio and VFX scenes to bright exterior scenes. We will work with perfectly shot material and deal with problem shots like noise, archive footage or overexposed material.

Our ultimate desire is for you to develop an eye for a good HDR.

This course is aimed at colorists who are familiar with Davinci Resolve and are ready to tackle some of the most challenging and exciting grading jobs in the industry today and take advantage of job opportunities that are opening in this area.

HDR Theory Part

What is HDR, all the formats and standards
Color Science: Color Gamut, Dynamic Range, EOTF and how it works
Grading Suite technical specification and setup
Workflow overview: From Camera to Final Master
Colour Management for HDR – how it works
Dolby Vision
HDR10 and HDR10+
Delivery and Mastering specifics

HDR Practical Part

Davinci Resolve Preferences and Settings
Media Ingest and Setup for Simultaneous HDR/SDR grading
Creating base grade and the right approach to HDR/SDR translation
Reading ‘NIT’ values and controlling look and mood of the scene
Right techniques for dealing with the challenge of Large Color Volume
HDR and Skintones
HDR and night scenes
HDR and bright exterior scenes
HDR and VFX shots
Common issues tips and tricks: Flares, Noise, Out of Gamut, SDR Archive
Mastering for Dolby Vision
Mastering for HDR10/HDR10+
Netflix IMF master creation and QC

Each attendee will be provided with a Mac OS Workstation, Tangent 3-way controller, 3-button mouse and Davinci custom keyboard.
We are using SONY BVM X-300 and Panasonic OLED HDR monitors
All training media will be provided. This media originates from actual projects and is shot using Arri Alexa, RED or Panasonic Varicam
Upon successful completion, each attendee will be issued with industry-wide recognized Masterclass certificate
Each attendee will be issued with one complimentary license for Colourlab Look Design and HDR in value of $400

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Hourly Schedule

Day 1

10:00 - 12:30
Part 1
12:30 - 1:30
Lunch Break
1:30 - 5:00
Part 2

Day 2

10:00 - 12:30
Part 1
12:30 - 1:30
1:30 - 5:00
Part 2

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2 day HDR Grading Masterclass with Dado Valentic

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