Introduction to Digital Cinematography
This course is for anyone interested in learning about the art and science behind digital media manipulation. It covers everything from the basics of digital cinematography to the physical aspects of light. You will be introduced to everything from Isaac Newton’s light theory, where the light is described as an electro magnetic wave, to quantum physics where light is explained to be both a wave and a particle. The course also covers the electro magnetic spectrum and why the brain is the most important organ in the human visual system.
Introduction to Colour Science
The biggest secret for success as a colourist is understanding how to manipulate the viewer’s perception. To do this you need to comprehend the sensation that occurs when the brain is responding to stimulation from the colour receptors in our eyes. The experience of colour is different from person to person, yet humans were hardwired to perceive colour long before we mastered language. This course is designed for anyone interested in learning the anatomy of colour and gaining an in-depth understanding of how colour can take stories to the next level. You will learn about emotion and perception of colours, as well their scientific aspects.
Introduction to Colour Managed Workflow
Introduction to Colour Managed Workflow is looking at the process of colour management in modern digital film production. From capturing motion pictures as digital images to the final delivery of digital master files.
While in the traditional, linear production process, colour grading was left until the end of the post-production process, a newly emerging approach is challenging this view. Colour management establishes and maintains the desired look for a production throughout the production process: from on-set monitoring, editorial and VFX to finishing and final mastering.
This course is introduction to the tools, technologies and processes of colour management in digital cinematography, explaining how colour management works on-set, post-production workflows and the best practices and common issues.
IPP2 Colour Science for RED
This course covers everything you need to know about RED’s new colour science – the IPP2 – which offers dramatic improvements in camera performance and image quality. This is a quick and simple course and you don’t need to be a colour scientist to understand it.
Here are just some of the benefits of IPP2:
It simplifies colour processing for all RED cameras
It improves spatial perception due to improved local contrast
It solves out of gamut issues
It renders skin in a more natural way
It improves HDR performance
It provides better handling of extended highlights
ColourLab HDR plugin for DaVinci
In this course you will learn everything you need to know to grade and master in HDR for Netflix, Amazon, HBO or any other broadcaster requiring HDR10 as a delivery format. Even if you haven’t graded in HDR before, Colourlab HDR will make the transition from SDR to HDR seamless. You will learn how to setup Davinci Resolve for HDR grading, what monitors to use and how to grade SDR and HDR on the same timeline. We will cover some of the most important issues and how to fix them, as well as advanced features such as PQ100 and Archive modes.
HDR in Production
If you are new to HDR grading, this is a perfect course for you. Many TV productions now require HDR master delivery and there are many new elements, terms and changes to the workflow you need to know. This course explains these changes to prepare you for HDR work. This is a quick and simple course and you don’t need to be a colour scientist to understand it.
ColourLab RGB plugin for DaVinci 101
In this course you will learn everything you need to know to get started with ColourLab and how to get the most out of this plugin for look development in Davinci Resolve. You will learn the installation and activation process, the very important colour science behind the plugin, and what makes it different. You will also learn how to use it correctly and in what order to process nodes inside Davinci to get the best quality and work in the fastest and most efficient way. After completing practical exercises with RAW camera material from RED, Arri, Canon, Sony and Panasonic (which is all provided), you will have full control over Colourlab and its image processing capabilities.
ColourLab RGB plugin for DaVinci 201
After completing course 101 and covering all the technical aspects of ColourLab, this class teaches you how to use ColourLab to develop your own unique and original looks. You will find out how the subtle manipulation of colour can help tell the story and affect the emotion. The course also demonstrates how ColourLab simplifies look creation by taking you through the processes of creating some of the most common ‘colour cooking recipes’. After completing this class you will be ready to use ColourLab to create your own looks and develop your own grading style.
Beauty and Retouching for Motion Pictures with Dado Valentic
The ultimate hands-on practical training on how to control the visual appearance of skin, the techniques that shape and modify the look and feel, and advanced retouching techniques that can be deployed using Davinci RESOLVE, FUSION and MOCHA.
One could argue that half of the colorists job is to grade skin tones. With 4K now being a standard and with increased screen quality, the appearance of the skin has become more challenging than ever. It is impossible to master and finish production without having to give the skin some form of treatment. While motion picture skin re-touching was originally limited to a few high-end film or commercial productions, today is a constantly growing world of digital media content and its different delivery channels. It has become a rule that everyone needs high-end finishing look whether this be for film, commercial, Netflix, Instagram or Facebook.
What makes skin look good to us?
Understanding the appearance of the skin
Structural and Biophysical aspects of the skin
Perception of the SKIN
Lighting and story
Post Production techniques: Secondary
Skintone fix – Natural Tones vs Clean Tones
Using Frequency Separation
Working with MOCHA for beauty