ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL COLORIST TRAINING

WINTER LOOK ACADEMY
2021
JANUARY 11-FEBRUARY 5

The Art and Science of Film

This Winter, we are offering a select group of professionals an opportunity to learn about Film. And by Film, we mean celluloid. The original image capture and processing method before there was a digital camera.

Lecturers

This course is led by Dado Valentic, in collaboration with a group of an elite group of guest lecturers.

Josh Pines ( Technicolor Color Scientist )

Beverly Wood ( Former VP technical services Deluxe)

Alex Hernandez ( Film Scanning Fotokem)

more tbc soon

Why Film?

One of the greatest desires that every filmmaker, cinematographer, or colorist has – is how to make their images more ‘filmic.’ 

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?

What to Expect?

Four weeks of a real-time training program with four modules.

Modules

Cinema Theory Studies

Each week we will analyze a movie, its look and learn more about the work of its Director, Cinematographer, and Colorist.

Film Technology Studies

Each week we will be focusing on subjects such as Film Image Structure, Photographic Sensitometry, Film Types, Laboratory Tools, and Techniques.

Guest Lectures

Guest Lectures by Hollywood's leading color scientists, colorists, cinematographers, and film manufacturing representatives.

Practical Module

Each week, participants will be required to build looks decks and create looks inspired by each week's study.

Weekly Schedule

Monday

CINEMA THEORY / SELF STUDY

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

Tuesday

REMOTE CLASSROOM / LIVE STREAM

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

Wednesday

TECHNIQUES / SELF STUDY

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

Thursday

GUEST LECTURES / LIVE STEAM

Thursdays are dedicated to Guest Lectures. We will be working with the worlds leading color scientists, lab managers, scanning exprts, colorists and cinematographers

Friday

ASSIGNMENT REVIEW / LIVE STREAM

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

Final Assignment

FEBRUARY 5, 2021

Create Look Book and Style Guide for a movie based on the script alone. 

FILM TECHNOLOGY CONTENT

FILM IMAGE STRUCTURE
  • Film base
  • Emulsion
  • Subbing Layer
  • Ultraviolet Absorbing Layer
  • Supercoat
  • Antihalation Backing
  • Cellulose Triacetate
  • ESTAR Base
  • MTF
  • Spectral Dye Density
  • Granularity
  • Spectral Sensitivity
  • Nitrate Film
  • Reversal Process
  • Acetate
  • Answer Print
PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSITOMETRY
  • Why Log
  • Parts of the Curve
  • Exposure
  • Maximum Density
  • Minimum Density
  • Gamma
  • Contrast Index
  • Average Gradient
  • Film Speed
  • Exposure latitude
  • Starting with Gray Card
  • D-LogE vs D-LogH
  • ECN-2 and ECP-2
  • Exposure Index EI
  • Flesh to Neutral Reproduction
FILM TYPES
  • Size and Aspect, Shooting formats,
  • Choosing film stock
  • Fuji Eterna 8543 Vivid 160
  • Fuji Eterna 8553 250
  • Fuji Eterna 8583 400
  • Fuji Reala 8592 500
  • Fuji Eterna CI 8503 Print
  • Fuji Positive Print F-CP Type 3510
  • Kodak 250D Vision3 5207/7207
  • Kodak 200T Vision3 5213/7213
  • Kodak 500T Vision3 5219
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100D 7294
  • Kodak Kodachrome 40 7268
  • Kodak Vision Color Print Film 2383
  • Kodak Vision Premier Color Print Film 2393
  • Agfa XT125
LABORATORY TOOLS AND TECHNIQUES
  • Digital Intermediate Stocks
  • Digital LAD
  • Film Print Emulations. Profiling
  • Lab Film Stocks like internegative/positives, and their creative use.
  • The involvement of a color scientist and his/her collaboration with the cinematographer in the look creation process.
  • Cross-Modulation Distorting Testing
  • Silver Retention
  • Skip Bleach – differences
  • ENR
  • Push and Pull Processing
  • Shoreline Effects
  • Keycode

30 days software license included

Colourlab Ai

World’s first Ai powered Color Grading application

Look Designer 2.1

Next Generation Look Development. for Davinci Resolve

Grainlab

Temporal generative Film Grain Emulation.

HPA has partnered with Colour Training to offer access to the Winter Look Academy program for colorists in the HPA Young Entertainment Professionals (YEP) program. YEP connects ambitious and accomplished young professionals with mentors, education, and resources, and the Colour Training collaboration is the first time a creative course has been offered to program participants. HPA is delighted to have Colour Training’s support in developing the skills of colorists in the program.

All live classes will be recorded and can be replayed at your convenience

When and Where

January 11, 2021 – February 5, 2021 

Live Stream + Discord

Application Requirements

Applicants to the program should: 

  • Have more than three years of industry experience
  • Have working proficiency in Davinci resolve
  • Be willing to make a time commitment of min 3-4 hours per week to participate in the course
  • Have good collaboration skills and be ready to share the creative process

Application Form

Applications are now closed.

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