Look Academy is our only course dedicated purely to the art of color and not necessarily the technical aspects. We want you to develop your own distinct style and help you go one step further into the realm of color and its influence on the story and viewers' emotions. So that you can give the project that magic touch that only masters of color grading can deliver.
Level 3 Training program
To be able to enroll in Summer Look Academy, you must fulfill at least one of these requirements.
Look Academy Alumni
You have attended Look Academy in the past.
Successfully Completed Colour raining Level 2 training.
proven 2 years+ professional experience.
Colorist Society, Colorist Guild or Union Local 600 and Local 700.
Colour Grading is traditionally acquired by transferring skills from a Senior Colorist to their 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.
Summer Look academy is the answer to that problem.
We help a new generation of colorists grow into professionals’ ranks by acquiring necessary skills in a new and alternative way.
Prominent Guest Lectures
Previous guest lectures from hollywood greatest
Lawrence Sher, ASC
What you will learn
At the end of this two-week training program, participants will complete a grade of four different scenes. 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, from initial idea to final delivery.
HOW YOU WILL TRAIN
Live Remote Classroom
Live remote classroom lesson that gets recorded in case you can’t attend.
Deep Dives, Software Training, Film Theory Studies at your own pace.
Implementing new techniques following pre-recorded tutorials.
Design and submit four practical assignments.
Discuss, meet and share with fellow colorists from around the world.
Live Questions and Answers and discussions of Student Assignments.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
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.
MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR
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
Two weeks cohort training program. Work in a group mentored by a master colorist.
single payment or $250/mo with 3 month payment program
Four months training program with four Masterclasses and four Seminars in value of more than $1500
By Registering to the Course
GET discounts on software
Artgrid and Artlist
GET ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE COLORIST
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.