Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing

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Self Paced

DURATION

Level 1

CERTIFICATION

Foundation

TYPE

$249.00

PRICE

Long-awaited awaited masterclass on Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing has finally arrived.  With this masterclass, we have created a study on the subject of Digital Imaging for modern motion picture productions, from the camera to the end-user display device. At the end of this training, you will have a full overview of Modern Color Workflow for Professional Film and TV Productions.

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You will learn how to get the most out of modern digital camera sensors and how to take full control over your image. This course is all about Image manipulation beyond traditional color grading tools. You will learn about advanced color management, HDR and Wide Gamut workflows. You will learn the difference between the Scene Referred and Display Referred approaches, how to manage and control various color spaces through Gamut and Tonal Mapping and how to fully embrace tools for color management available today.

What you will learn

MODULE 1

Introduction to Digital Cinematography

Light and the human visual system
Digital camera sensors
RAW processing pipeline
Color spaces, Gamma, linear, log, PQ
The truth about resolution, bit depth and compression
Common digital camera models

Introduction to Digital Cinematography

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MODULE 2

Introduction to Color Science

What is Color Science?
Physics of color
Artistic view on color
Primary color Correction
Secondary color Correction
Color Cube - 3DLUT
Expanding our view on color

Introduction to Color Science

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MODULE 3

Color Management Fundamentals

Color Managed Workflow overview
What is Look?
color management On-set
color Management in Datalab
Digital Dailies and Transcoding
Color Management in Post Production
Color management for VFX
Color Management for Masters and Deliverables
ACES – Academy Color Encoding

Color Management Fundamentals

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MODULE 4

Davinci Resolve 101

How to Load software and get started
Grade Different RAW camera formats
What are waveforms and scopes
Basic color theory
Look creation
Making a LUT
Secondary corrections
How Nodes Work
Power Windows

DAVINCI RESOLVE 101

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MODULE 5

DAVINCI RESOLVE 201

Scene cut Detect
Conforming with XML or AAF
Look Management and Matching
VFX Shots
Fix Noise
Speed Changes
Finishing Touches
Export and Roundtrip

DAVINCI RESOLVE 201

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MODULE 6

Introduction to Feature Film Color Grading

The short history of Feature Film color grading
color Grading Suite set-up
Project delivery
Reels, layer management, xml, aaf, offline, audio
The Art of conform
Media management
VFX Workflow
Opening titles, closing credits and subtitles
Last-minute edit changes

Introduction to Feature Film Color Grading

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MODULE 7

Introduction to Commercials Color Grading

The short history of Commercials Color Grading
color Grading Suite set-up
Remote Grading tools and options
Project delivery options
Option A - Fast Turnaround
Option B - High-End Clients
VFX Workflow
GFX Workflow
Versions

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MODULE 8

HDR Fundamentals

What is HDR?
HDR Screens
Dolby Vision
HDR10
HLG
UHD Premium
Why Color Management?
Look Management
Color Managed Workflow

HDR Fundamentals

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HOW YOU WILL TRAIN

Orientation Classroom

A recording of a remote classroom lesson.

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.

Final Test

Multiple choice knowledge test for certification

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

This course is suited for cinematographers who want to explore the possibilities of digital cinematography and want to learn techniques that go far beyond traditional skills taught at film schools. DITs wanting to advance their careers beyond data management tasks. Filmmakers who want to learn all about color and possibilities they have. Colorists who want to learn the hard-to-find truth about digital color processing in a single course.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

Hey!

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

Foundation

$289 $199

single payment

Self Paced training program. 

  • Classroom Lesson

    Everything about the course and preparation

  • 8 Module Training

    From an introduction to Color Science and Digital Cinematography to Feature Film Workflow and Commercial Workflow

  • Practical Assignments

    Build Camera Profile and create Film Emulation

  • Certificate

    Level 1 Certification Program

WinterPass

3 x $250

3 months payment program

Six months training program with access to all Foundation courses, Masterclasses and Seminars in value of more than $2800

  • Fundamentals of Digital Color Processing

  • Color Grading in Theory and Practice

  • Commercials Masterclass

  • Feature Film Masterclass

  • HDR Masterclass

  • Look Design Masterclass

  • Sumer 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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