2 Weeks








HDR has become the most important delivery format for all Episodic, Feature, Documentary or Reality TV productions. We are witnessing an exponential rise in requests for colorists skilled in delivering exceptional quality HDR color grades. We teach techniques that will help you deliver simultaneous HDR and SDR master in the fastest possible way while making no compromises in terms of image quality.

Upon completing the HDR Masterclass, attendees will acquire:

This intensive masterclass will prepare you for the job of grading and delivering HDR shows for Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, Disney, Apple+ or any other HDR channel using Davinci Resolve 18.
The course program covers all aspects of HDR technology, its underlying Color Science, Specific Workflow and new Mastering Formats. You will learn everything that makes HDR grading different from standard grading jobs. You will learn how to approach grading sessions and translate looks from SDR to HDR and back to SDR. You will learn how to get the best image quality in the shortest possible time.
You will be working with various professionally shot materials designed to expose you to a spectrum of HDR sources. From night scenes, studio lit and VFX scenes to bright exterior shots. You will also learn how to deal with problem shots like noise, archive footage or overexposed material.

Don’t miss this opportunity to work alongside Master Colorist Dado Valentic, responsible for the very first Netflix HDR show ‘Marco Polo Season 2’ and 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.


Over two weeks, dive into 8 meticulously crafted modules, each designed to deepen your understanding and skills in HDR color grading. From foundational theory to the intricacies of Dolby Vision Mastering, this intensive program combines theory with hands-on assignments, ensuring a robust learning experience that covers the entire spectrum of professional HDR color grading.

Preparation for HDR Grading

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
DaVinci Resolve Preferences and Settings
Media Ingest and Setup for Simultaneous HDR/SDR grading

Look Development and Control

Workflow overview: From Camera to Final Master
Colour Management for HDR 
Creating base grade
The right approach to HDR/SDR translation
Reading ‘NIT’ values and controlling the look 
Dealing with the challenge of Large Color Volume

ACES Workflows

Workflow overview: From Camera to Final Master
Color Management using ACEScct
Gamut Compression in ACES 1.3
ACES-2065 Roundtripping for VFX
Dealing with archive material

RCM2 Workflows

Workflow overview: From Camera to Final Master
Color Management using RCM2
Node-based RCM2
HDR Tools and tonal mapping
Dealing with VFX pulls

Developing an eye for HDR

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

Advanced techniques

HDR and specular highlights
HDR and windows
Theatrical SDR to HDR workflow
HDR and Film Scans
HDR and grain and texture

Dolby Vision Mastering

Davinci Resolve preferences for Dolby Vision
SDR trim pass
V4 trim controls
600 nits trim pass
Mezzanine master


Mastering for Dolby Vision
Mastering for HDR10/HDR10+
Netflix IMF master creation and QC
Supplemental package

How You Will Train

What sets our colorist courses apart is our distinctive training approach, meticulously developed over more than a decade. Our method harmoniously blends live classroom sessions with pre-recorded tutorials, fostering a dynamic learning environment. Each course is further enriched with practical assignments and detailed reviews, ensuring a comprehensive and deeply engaging educational experience that stands unparalleled in the realm of colorist training.


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.

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Two Weeks Course Schedule

  • 2 Live Stream Classrooms

    Each Tuesday at 10am PST

  • 8 Module Training

    Preparation for HDR Grading, Look Development and Control, ACES Workflow, RCM2 Workflow, Developing an eye for HDR, Dolby Vision mastering, IMF

  • 6 Practical Assignments

    Look Development, ACES, RCM2, LD workflows, ACES round-tripping, HDR-SDR, SDR-HDR workflow

  • Certificate

    Level 2 Color Grading Certification Program



Over the course of 20 years working as a colorist, color scientist, researcher, and lecturer, I contributed to the creation of many award-winning films and tv shows. I helped build careers of almost 10,000 professionals who have attended my training courses or lectures. In the constantly changing field of color grading and picture post-production, my mission is to provide individuals and businesses with the skills, latest tech and know-how to drive efficiency, speed, and creativity while delivering always better image quality.

By signing up for our HDR Masterclass you get access to Look Designer Plugin as well as discounts for Artgrid and Nobe Omniscope.


What is cohort training program

This is a type. of training program where you work in a group to pre-defined schedule. We have found this to be the most effective way of learning.

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.

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