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Dec 16 - 17 2020


10:00 am - 5:00 pm





Color Grading Commercials Masterclass

This Masterclass is designed for professional colorists and boutique grading facility owners working on commercials, as well as digital content producers looking to elevate their skills to another level.

Participants will work on materials originating from various style of commercials: high-end fashion, car, mobile phone and food, and drink commercials. We will focus on a very important aspect of beauty treatments and motion picture retouching.

Apart from the obvious look development work, we will also take an extensive look at the extended capabilities of DaVinci Resolve 16 for cleanup and finishing tasks that traditionally used to be part of Flame and Smoke suites. The program further encompasses Remote Review using Frame.io the creation of Motion Graphics using Fusion, Sound Mix using Fairlight and mastering for TV, Youtube, Instagram, Facebook and other digital platforms.

This course also covers the very important aspect of the business of Commercials and Digital Content Colour Grading and Finishing and how to be successful in the current market climate.

On the completion of the 2-day masterclass, all attendees will be given one complimentary license for Colourlab RGB look development software.


Preparation for Color Grading

The short history of Commercials Color Grading and the birth of Remote Grading
Color Grading Suite set-up
Option A – Fast Turnaround
Option B – High-End Clients

Look Development

Creating looks from the client reference image
Look development using Colourlab Look Design
Advanced Secondaries
Matching shots and time
Matching to particular Pantone color
Frame.io and client review

Cleanup and Object removal

Manual Tracking and Cleanup
Automated Object Removal
Advanced Alfa Matte

Beauty Work & Digital Makeup

Skin & blemish cleanup
Dark Circles under eyes fix
Eyes and Lips

Motion Graphic using Fusion

Lower Thirds
Animated Logos
3D Motion Graphics

Mastering and Delivery

TV Mastering and common QC issues
Youtube and Vimeo
Instagram and Facebook

Each attendee will be provided with a Mac OS Workstation, Tangent 3-way controller, 3-button mouse and Davinci custom keyboard.
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 in value of $200

The event is finished.

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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