Feature Film Masterclass
with Dado Valentic
Nov 15 2021 10am PST
THIS CLASS IS FOR
$249 early bird
Learn about the creation of cinematic looks and their DNA. The art and science of storytelling through color and how to drive audience emotions. Learn latest techniques, Color Managed Workflows and Scene Referred Grading. Learn how to grade fast and deliver images of superior quality to all major companies.
In this course, you will work on a professionally shot feature film material. You will learn how to take it from the preparation for grading through to the final deliverables, with a comprehensive look at all the new features of Resolve V17. Apart from the apparent color grading, you will also learn the finishing aspects of the colorist’s job, like object removals and sky replacement, including delivering the best possible service and picture quality that exceed client expectations.
The course also covers tips for setting up a grading room and best practices for dealing with the client remotely, delivering, and conforming. With an increased demand for Episodic TV finishing, we are on the mission to give you the most relevant training and make you better equipped and prepared for the work as a remote Feature Film Colorist.
Feature Film Masterclass has launched the careers of hundreds of colorists in the past, and we are committed to seeing you succeed too. Don’t miss this opportunity to work alongside Master Colorist Dado Valentic, responsible for the looks of some of the biggest movies and TV series. Learn from a true pioneer of Color Managed Workflow, Master Colorist and lecturer attending the world’s leading film schools and a consultant to major and film and tv production companies.
Live Remote Classroom
Live remote classroom lesson that gets recorded in case you can’t attend.
Deep Dives, Software Training, Film Theory Studies at your own pace.
Implementing new techniques following pre-recorded tutorials.
Design and submit four practical assignments.
Discuss, meet and share with fellow colorists from around the world.
Live Assignment Review
Live Questions and Answers and discussions of Student Assignments.
What you will learn
MODULE 1: Preparation for Color Grading
- Colour Grading Room set-up
- Project delivery – Reels, layer management, XML, AAF, offline, audio
- Conform & Media Management
- Colorist Strategy
Assignment 1: Look development
MODULE 2: From Look Development to Finish
- Color Management and HDR
- Camera Matching through Color Management
- Fixed node tree
- Creating film stock emulation looks
- Adding Film Grain
Assignment 2: Grade and Match Sequence
MODULE 3: Fix it in Grade
- Creating day for night
- Sky replacement
- Object Removal
- Dealing with out of focus material
Assignment 3: Replace Sky
MODULE 4: Mastering
- Dolby Vision Trim pass
- Mastering for Netflix
- Mastering for Apple+, Disney+
- Common Quality Control errors and how to avoid them
Assignment 4: Dolby Trim
WELCOME LIVE STREAM
The class begins with a live stream, meet and greet session. Learn how to best setup for Feature Film Grading and overview of content and assignments
Self-paced study of Modules 1 and 2. Working on practical assignments for each module.
Self-paced study of Modules 3 and 4. Working on practical assignments for each module.
LIVE STREAM ASSIGNMENT REVIEW
Get feedback on your assignments and get your questions answered in this live stream classroom.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
This class is recommended for Colorists specializing in color grading scripted content for major streaming providers such as HBO Max, Disney+, Apple+, Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu.
What you will learn
Meet your instructor
Dado Valentic has contributed to looks for major film and TV productions like Game of Thrones, Exodus, Sherlock Holmes, Marco Polo, Crazy Rich Asians, Mr. Nice, Assassin and many more. His method of look design has been implemented in the plugin and stand-alone application ‘Look Designer’ responsible for the look creation of an estimated 50.000 TV shows, feature films and major commercials.
When he is not designing looks, he trains and consults Google, YouTube, Dolby, WB Studios, Univision, Comedy Central, HBO, CBS, Adobe, Activision, NBC Universal, Electronic Arts and Disney.
Dado not only works in the industry but also maintains a vast training program and online community. His training program was developed at the British Film Institute’s initiative and is now adopted by SMPTE and is considered the reference on the topics covered. He has been invited to be a guest lecturer at major Film Educational Institutions such as the UCLA, Art Center College, London International Film School, NY Film Academy, UPGrade Berlin, International Colorist Academy, Moscow International Film School, Dutch Nation Film and Television School, Australian National Film School, SAE Oxford, Glasgow University, REDucation and many more.
One Week Masterclass
November 15, 2021 10am PST
I am not able to attend live stream classrooms, can watch it later?
If you are not able to attend live sessions, you are going to be able to watch recording later. A few hours after the live session has finished, we will upload recording that you can watch anytime it suits you.
How long will I have access to class materials?
This class is going to be available for the lifetime it will not expire. You will be able to login into your account, click on seminar title and rewatch it any time you like.
Do I need to be a member to attend?
You don't need any specific membership. The moment you enrol into this seminar you will automatically become a member of our professional colorist community.
Will I be able to ask questions if something is not clear?
Yes, this is a fully interactive masterclass and you will be able to ask questions and get answers via chat or by unmuting your microphone when prompted by seminar coordinator.
How can I interact with other attendees or ask questions at later stage?
After you join, you will receive a pdf with instructions on how to join our Discord community, where you will be able to communicate with other members.