SUMMER LOOK ACADEMY

2021

CLASS START

August 9, 2021

TIME

Four Weeks

THIS CLASS IS FOR

Advanced

COST

$349

This is the third installment of the most advanced look development training for professional colorists available today. With this training, we are creating a new generation of colorists who grow into professionals' ranks by acquiring necessary skills in a new and alternative way.

About

Colour Grading is traditionally acquired by transferring skills from Senior Colorist to his/her Assistant. Usually, the path to a professional colorist job would lead from a junior or assistant position at a post-production company. Depending on a person’s ability and sheer chance, one would gradually progress and grow into a Senior Colorist Position.

However, this cycle of new talent development has now become entirely obsolete. Post-Production companies have gradually stopped hiring junior staff, and this practice has now wholly ground to a halt.

Potentially this poses a severe issue for the entire industry. As the art and science of Color Grading are advancing faster than ever before, so grows the demand for skilled and experienced professionals. But if we do not have a clear path for skills development, the question is, how are we going to continue growth and meet up that demand.

We need to help a new generation of colorists grow into professionals’ ranks by acquiring necessary skills in a new and alternative way.

What you will learn

At the end of this four-week training program, participants will complete a grade of four scenes from the movie ‘Klecha,’ directed by Jacek Gwizdala and shot by Robert Lis. Participants will learn intricate details and methodology for look design and how to tell the story through correct look design. In addition, participants will learn all necessary skills for look matching, secondaries, adaptation of look for cinema, HDR and SDR screens and master delivery. This is a unique opportunity to learn the end-to-end feature film color grading process using footage from the previously released movie.

PRACTICAL ASSIGNMENTS:

  • WEEK 1 – No limits – Opening sequence. How to create a visually strong and most impactful look for the most important part of the movie that is supposed the grab attention from the audience.
  • WEEK 2 – How to Create  60’s TV news look. Authentic look and feel of the old TV in order to assist storytelling. Degrading image without losing quality.
  • WEEK 3 – How to create your own Film Emulation LUT using test charts shot and Kodak Vision 3 50D
  • WEEK 4 – How to create your own Film Emulation LUT using the process of film out and scan back to a film negative and film print stocks

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

We recommend this course to anyone interested in learning skills previously only taught by senior colorists inside post-production companies. This includes:

  • Colorists who wish to progress their career and be able to take senior roles inside post-production companies
  • Colorists who wish to excel at the creative and artistic part of color grading job
  • Creators who want to expand their skills beyond simple look creation and learn what it takes to deliver production to the highest image standards.

By completing this course participants will

  • Study work of world's renowned cinematographers

  • Learn new skills and techniques for look design and feature film grading

  • Attend a guest lecture by leading cinematographers, colorists and color scientist

  • Complete four practical assignments

  • Share their work with a group of passionate and supportive attendees.

  • Complete final assignment as an entry for the best piece of SLA 2021 competition

GUEST LECTURES

Ed Lachman, ASC

A two-time Oscar-nominated American Director of Photography, and frequent collaborator with director Todd Haynes. Lachman’s credits include Carol, Far from Heaven, The Virgin Suicides, Erin Brockovich and Wonderstruck. 2016 Nominee Oscar, Best Achievement in Cinematography, Nominee BAFTA Film Award, Best Cinematography, Nominee ASC Award, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases and Winner Golden Frog, Main Competition  Carol, 2003 Nominee Oscar, Best Cinematography, Nominee, ASC Award, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Theatrical Releases, Nominee Golden Frog, Winner Silver Frog, Far from Heaven, 2011 Nominee Primetime Emmy, Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie, Mildred Pierce, 2017 Winner ASC, Lifetime Achievement Award, 2012 Nominee ASC Award, Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in Motion Picture/Miniseries Television, Mildred Pierce, Episode: “Mildred Pierce: Part Five”, 2017 Nominee Golden Frog, Main Competition, Wonderstruck, 2007 Winner Bronze Frog, Nominee Golden Frog, Main Competition, I’m Not There

Nat Jencks - Supervising Colorist Postworks NYC

A grading session with Nat Jenks. Did you ever want to see a senior colorist in action and watch him/her over the shoulder and see how they work? 

Nat has worked in post-production for more than 25 years, working in the fields of VFX, Title Design, and Editorial prior to focusing on his work as a colorist for the last 15 years. His work ranges from studio features to indies, episodic series, commercials and music videos.

Recent projects include the Cinematography Emmy award-winning series Russian Doll and Steven Soderbergh’s upcoming Let Them All Talk. Music videos have included collaborations with The Dirty Projectors, Sigur Ros, MGMT, The Polyphonic Spree, Jenny Lewis and more. Commercials include spots for Nike, Google, Sony, BMW, and Gap.

Nat has been on the frontline of many emerging technologies, from DV to DI, working on some of the first films to use FCP for 35mm film workflow, and designing and implementing the digital workflow for Steven Soderbergh’s CHE, the first large feature film shot on the RED camera.

Nat has a longstanding background in photography, art, and computer science with a degree in Technology and Art from Oberlin College. He has taught classes on Color and VFX, guest lectured at SVA, Columbia, Local 700 Editors Guild, SMPTE as well as other institutions, and is a member of the Editors Guild and the Visual Effects Society (VES).

Matthew Thomlinson, Color Scientist HARBOR

Matthew is one of the world’s leading color scientists and in his 25 years long career he has worked on movies like: “Suicide Squad”, “Skyfall”, “The Avengers”, “Matrix: Revolutions”, “Air Force One”, “Once Upon a Time and Hollywood”, Louis Leterrier’s “Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance”, Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman”, Chloe Zhao’s “Nomadland,” and Emerald Fennell’s “Promising Young Woman.”

Weekly Schedule

Monday:

FILM THEORY

Tuesday:

REMOTE CLASSROOM

Wednesday:

TECHNIQUES

Thursday:

ASSIGNMENTS

Friday:

REVIEW

Final Assignment:

CONTEST

MODULE 1

FILM THEORY/SELF STUDY

 Mondays are dedicated to film theory. Each week you will be required to study one director and one cinematographer, their work, style and approach to color.

MODULE 2

REMOTE CLASSROOM / LIVE STREAM

Every Tuesday 10am-12pm we will attend live remote classroom training covering curriculum for the week and defining assignments.

MODULE 3

TECHNIQUES / SELF STUDY

Wednesdays are dedicated to self-study of techniques and work on assignments.

MODULE 4

ASSIGNMENTS DELIVERY

Thursdays are deadline for delivery of assignments.

MODULE 5

ASSIGNMENTS REVIEW

Friday morning 10 am – 12pm we will be reviewing assignments, questions and answers and office hours

Meet your instructor

Dado Valentic

Dado is a world-renowned color scientist who has trained and consulted Google, YouTube, Dolby, WB Studios, Univision, Comedy Central, HBO, CBS, Adobe, Activision, and NBC Universal,  Electronic Arts, Disney just to name a few.  His work on the series Marco Polo for Netflix is considered one of the earliest examples of proper HDR workflows in the industry. 

Dado not only works in the industry but also maintains a vast training program and online community.  His training was developed on the initiative of the British Film Institute and is now considered the reference on the topics covered. 

Dado Valentic has lectured at major Film Educational Institutions such as London International Film School, NY Film Academy, UPGrade Berlin, International Colorist Academy, Moscow International Film School, Dutch Nation Film and Television School, Australian National Film School, SAE Oxford, Glasgow University, Reducation and many more.

Our Method of Teaching

CREATE ALONGSIDE EXPERTS AND RECEIVE FEEDBACK

As a part of your class, you will receive scheduled office hours with your instructor to share progress and receive personalized feedback

STAY ON TRACK WITH AN EFFECTIVE SCHEDULE

Class schedule is adapted to your busy schedule. Carefully designed training program that accelerates your growth through live stream instructions, video lessons, assignments, feedback sessions scheduled over a period of two weeks

CONNECT WITH AN INSPIRING GROUP OF PROFESSIONALS

You will join an intimate group of professionals that are passionate about their craft as much as you are. Share progress, tips and make friends from around the world.

EARN INDUSTRY-WIDE RECOGNISED CERTIFICATION

Upon successful completion, you will receive a certificate of completion, by one of the most regarded professional training companies in the world.

GET DISCOUNTS ON MOST IMPORTANT APPLICATIONS AND PLUGINS

We work alongside leading software manufacturers to give you access to some of the best applications and plugins. Save on tools that you need.

Ready to join the class?

$349
  • Complete four assignments
  • Drastically improve your color grading skills
  • Learn from industry leading specialists
  • Join exclusive colorist community
  • Lifetime access

Testimonials

This is now my third remote course with Colour Training, and I have to say it keeps getting better, and it's an absolute pleasure. I've learned so much and have become more confident in my process and grades.
Jeremy Castillo
Colorist
I learned so many helpful techniques from this course. The virtual class style was great and Dado really helped us along, making sure he didn't miss anything. He gave plenty of time for questions and made sure we really grasped the content before moving on. Dado was really informative and the course was jam-packed with content. The community was really nice and supportive. There are a lot of trainings and tutorials on YouTube and elsewhere about how to achieve certain looks from blockbuster films, Dado dove deep into what is actually going on "under the hood" on why and how certain techniques work. I feel like I'm so much better equipped than I was before I took the class.
Justin Ihara
Colorist
An interesting format to learn online with insite on how to use the tools built in and professional tips and tricks which can quickly elevate your work. Dado is such a likable teacher and he really guides you through the processes so that you understand every step. As a senior colourist attending the class, it was not just a refresher course, but also gave me motivation to try alternative methods and approaches. #fingerspitzengefühl
Shaz De Jav
Senior Colorist
I really enjoyed the course and Dado's approach to teaching. At some points it went a little fast but being able to re-watch the course was helpful in catching up on what I missed during the live session. I look forward to hopefully taking more classes in the future.
Derrick Woodyard
Colorist
The overall experience was great. The community and collaboration waere too notch.
Manny Aroyo
Senior Colorist
Before I got this course, I've not had any knowledge about Commercial grading. When some clients asked me to grade their videos, i refused, because I was not ready to do the job properly. Now I'm more confident and already use all of the techniques you gave is, and the result is unbelievable!
Nadia Mishina
Colorist
I have tried many online courses, but colour.training is the best. No one teaches at such a professional level. You're great. 🙂
Michal Levicek
Colorist
The course was amazing. The Structure was very well and Dado explained everything really good. I was surprised at how well the questions were inserted into the seminar. Really good Job!
Lars Pölöskey
Colorist
Personally, I had a great time taking this course. It was filled with information that is going to improve my workflow as well as my overall skill using DaVinci.
David Muessig
Colorist
The course surpassed my expectations. I new it would be good but not that good:) I am a cinematographer and due to the filming restrictions put in place in Melbourne, Australia, during the Covid pandemic, I am now setting myself up as a remote colourist. This course has given me the confidence to take on bigger and more demanding projects. I am not an experienced colourist but I found the content very well presented and explained. The course covered so much and was full of tips and techniques relevant to todays commercial workflow. Dado is a fantastic teacher and I really appreciated the "classroom" feel of the remote classroom environment. I am very grateful to have found Dado and the team at Colour Training. I look forward to taking all of the available courses and one day selling myself as a colourist. Thank you!
Richard Oldfield
Cinematographer
Really enjoyed and was very informative. I think it was great for me at my current level and I’m not a colorist
Daniel Farmer
Cinematographer
The course was very well structured and still individual so I got a lot of information about color management for special use cases.
Tim Kersken
Colorist
I learned so much. I felt that my workflow was the main thing getting in the way of my creativity and this helped me understand the things holding me back.
Tyler Desiderio
Freelance Colorist
This course opened my eyes. Love Dado, his openness, expertise, and humor made this course a real pleasure to participate in.
Cyrus David
Colorist
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
Senior Colorist, NY
Thank you so much for generously passing on all your amazing knowledge and sharing your plugins and LUTs! The class was fantastic and far beyond my expectations! I can’t wait to start putting your methods and tools into use with my clients in San Francisco.
Jamie LeJeune
Colorist, SF
I expected the course to be more of a refresher and, at best hoped that I might pick up a couple of alternative ways of approaching things. Instead, you gave me techniques and principles that have revolutionised my practice, making me faster, moreflexible and ultimately just better.
Alex Parkison
DIT, London
I want to thank you for such an amazing experience, it was very enlightening for me. I am very grateful and hope to come back to studying with you very soon.
Manuela Paredes
Senior Colorist

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