Winter Look Academy

One of the greatest desires that every filmmaker, cinematographer, or colorist has is to make their images more ‘filmic.’ Everyone seems to be after that elusive Filmic Look. Suppose we are to learn and study in more detail how Film works. Would we then be able to decide better when something looks filmic and then develop a greater sensitivity and understanding of the process that would help us discover the real magic that happens in front of our eyes when we shoot on Film?  

Four weeks of a realtime training program with four modules

Module One

Module One is dedicated to Cinema Theory Studies. Each week we will analyze a movie, its look and learn more about the work of its Director, Cinematographer, and Colorist.


Module Two is dedicated to Film technology studies, and each week we will be focusing on subjects such as Film Image Structure, Photographic Sensitometry, Film Types, Laboratory Tools, and Techniques.


Module Three is dedicated to guest lectures by Hollywood’s leading color scientists, colorists, cinematographers, and film manufacturing representatives.


Module Four is the practical module, where each week, participants will be required to build looks decks and create looks inspired by each week’s study.

Application Requirements

January 11, 2021 - February 8, 2021

Live Classes TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS at 10 am PST

Winter Look Academy

Master Studies
$ 289

Learn from Hollywood’s leading colorist and color scientist joined by elite guest lecturers

Award-winning colorist and color scientist, Dado Valentic is well known for the innovation and technological advances that he brought to the field of digital imaging.

He has worked on Film and TV productions like Game of Thrones, Exodus, Marco Polo, Sherlock Holmes and hundreds of commercials for companies like Apple, Chanel, Audi, Coca-Cola, YSL, Lexus, or Nike.

His approach to communicating color science has won him a wide audience as a leading instructor and spokesperson. He has lectured at International Colorist Academy, the Dutch Film Academy, London International Film School, Moscow International Film School, SAE Oxford, Edinburgh University of Arts and Berlin Deutsche Film und Fernsehakademie – UP.GRADE

Join our community

Our approach to color creates a whole new way of looking at it. Together with thousands of students from all over the world, we are continuing adoption of our program into top film schools and universities. Our image processing principles are being integrated into most prestigious production and post-production companies. We are connecting the missing dots on the path of evolution of visual communication.

Students reviews

I was inspired and energized after taking the Bespoke Color Training with Dado Valentic. His knowledge and passion for color science is evident and made it easy to grasp the material having limited knowledge. I strongly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn more about the art and science behind Color.
Marissa Boquet
Warner Bros
The 2 day class you just thought was informative and inspiring. Your Mentor was right when he said that you should teach. You are a gifted teacher as well as an amazing colorist. Thank you! I’m excited to start using the tools you’ve given us at CBS and start to elevate our Promos. Again, much appreciation for the training!!
Evon Barros
I wanted to take the opportunity to say what a pleasure it was to meet all of you. The course itself was absolutely satisfying but, as Dado predicted, it was an added bonus to spend a couple of days with such a lovely bunch of talented people.
Vincent Taylor
Moving Picture Company
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