Color Grading in Theory and Practice

October 25

START

2 Weeks

DURATION

Level 1

CERTIFICATION

Masterclass

TYPE

$289.00

PRICE

This course is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in discovering the magical world of color grading. This course promises to deliver a theoretical and practical knowledge of powerful concepts behind color grading, look creation, image control and process management.

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About

The course focuses on the process of color grading in modern digital film and TV productions. It will answer a basic question of why we color grade and teach you how to build your first look. All techniques will be covered, from the first steps of using a 3-Way color corrector to secondaries and final master delivery. This masterclass is delivered by one of the industry’s most recognized trainer who has worked with the world’s biggest media enterprises and has lectured on an array of international film schools. His unique teaching method was developed and fine-tuned over the course of more than 20 years and is now delivered as online training for the first time.

All software and plugins necessary for the course will be provided free of charge.

What you will learn

MODULE 1

PREPARATION FOR COLOR GRADING

What you will need to complete the course.
Equipment overview
Monitor Recommendation
Software overview

PREPARATION FOR COLOR GRADING

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MODULE 2

COLOR GRADING THEORY

Why do we Color Grade
What is Dynamic Range and why it matters
Image and Emotion
Story and Color
What are the elements of the look
Esthetic of Look and natural drive to equilibrium
Vocabulary - shadows, mid-tones, highlight, tint, hue, saturation

COLOR GRADING THEORY

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MODULE 3

COLOR GRADING IN PRACTICE - COLOURLAB

Colourlab interface overview
Advanced color science and how this works in Colourlab
Look Design using Colourlab
Scopes and Ed Lachman Zones
The Power of Primary
Printer Lights
Auto Exposure
Temperature
Contrast
Show LOOK
Combining CDL and LUT

COLOR GRADING IN PRACTICE - COLORLAB

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MODULE 4

COLOR GRADING IN PRACTICE - DAVINCI

Setup Davinci
Working in Log - Node structure
Color Space Transform
Look Designer OFX
Primary Grade - Lift Gamma Gain
Printer Lights
What are waveforms, histograms and scopes?
Ed Lachman Zones
The Power of Primary
Contrast
How Curves work
Temperature
Show LOOK
Combining CDL and LUT
Making a LUT, exporting LUTs and Looks

COLOR GRADING IN PRACTICE - DAVINCI

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MODULE 5

PRACTICAL LOOK DESIGN TECHNIQUES

Film Emulation
Hipster looks
Cross process
Sci-Fi looks
Classic 80’s Kodak Print Look
Action Film Look
Film Noir
Classic black and white
Orange and Teal
Northern Flat look
Flashback looks

PRACTICAL LOOK DESIGN TECHNIQUES

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MODULE 6

FROM LOOK TO FINAL DELIVERY

How do the nodes work, and what are the different types of nodes
Using qualifiers
Power Windows: Learn why you use them, not just how to use them
Tracking Windows with the auto tracker
Keyframing
Output Blanking
Render to Prores REC709 and Web H264 Master

FROM LOOK TO FINAL DELIVERY

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WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

To work in a creative role in our industry in the age of digital cinematography, it’s increasingly essential to understand the fundamentals and concepts behind color grading. This course is suited for anyone who wants to learn the hard-to-find secrets of color grading and practical steps used by professional colorists in a single course.

HOW YOU WILL TRAIN

Live Remote Classroom

Live remote classroom lesson that gets recorded in case you can’t attend.

Pre-Recorded Tutorials

Deep Dives, Software Training, Film Theory Studies at your own pace.

Self Study

Implementing new techniques following pre-recorded tutorials.

Practical Assignments

Design and submit four practical assignments.

Forums

Discuss, meet and share with fellow colorists from around the world.

Live Q&A

Live Questions and Answers and discussions of Student Assignments.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

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I Am Dado VALENTIC

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.

To Register for the Course

Please select from one of two options

Masterclass

$289

single payment

Two-week cohort training program led by a master colorist.

  • Live Stream Classrooms

    Live or Pre-Recorded

  • 6 Module Training

    From Understanding how color grading works to building your own looks

  • Practical Assignment

    Deploy newly learned techniques in a practical exercise

  • Certificate

    Level 1 Certification Program

Winter Pass

$750

single payment or $250/mo with 3 month payment program

Four months training program with six Masterclasses and three Seminars in value of more than $2200

  • Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing

    Node Tree Design Seminar

  • Color Grading in Theory and Practice

    Texture Creative Seminar

  • Commercials Masterclass

    Ai Tools in Davinci Seminar

  • Feature Film Masterclass

  • HDR Masterclass

  • Look Design Masterclass

  • Winter Look Academy 2023

By Registering to the Course

GET discounts on software

Colourlab Ai
Look Designer
Grainlab
Lattice
Artgrid and Artlist
Nobe Omniscope

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FAQ

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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