Manhattan Edit Workshop Expands Successful Color Correction Lineup in 2015!


New York, New York – March 31, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced dates for two new color grading courses to be taught by Dado Valentic, founder of the U.K.’s leading creative studio MYTHERAPY and instructor for the International Colorist Academy (ICA).   “I chose to partner with MEWShop, as they are the most advanced training center in New York,” says Dado.  “My classes have been successful all around the world and after recently opening an office for MYTHERAPY in New York, it felt like the right time. I am also really excited by the talent in the New York Area!”

The first workshop, Academy Color Encoding Science (ACES) - Basic Color Workshop, will focus on the theory and practice of using the Academy Colour Encoding System developed by the Science and Technology Council (STC) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS.) Additionally, in Color Grading Commercials - Colorists Masterclass, students will focus on the unique aspects of grading short-form pieces by working with Dado on a previously released fashion project.

This fall, MEWShop and ICA will be adding three other workshops including Feature Color Grading Feature FilmsDigital Cinematography Fundamentals, and Color Anatomy.


Academy Color Encoding Science (ACES) - Basic Color Workshop

This one-day course teaches theory and practice of using Academy Color Encoding System developed by the Science and Technology Council (STC) of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences (AMPAS). The aim of this course is to show how ACES is set to:

  • Improve and simplify post-production workflow
  • Restore and preserve current motion picture assets
  • Create a standard that is ready for future technologies

Dado Valentic will discuss the technical and visual requirements for acquisition and processing using ACES and introduce the basic practical workflow using Davinci Resolve.

Monday, May 4 from 10am – 6pm

Cost: $499


Color Grading Commercials - Colorists Masterclass

In this two-day course the participants will focus on a previously released international fashion brand commercial. We will look at the commercial from preparation for grading through to the final deliverables. Apart from the obvious color grading work we will also take an extensive look at the new features in Resolve v11 for online and mastering. Students should have at least taken our ICA 101 & ICA 201 workshops or have equivalent experience.  

Among many other topics, students will learn:

  • Preparation for grading: layer management, xml import, conform
  • Media management, offline, audio
  • Graphics conform
  • VFX replacement
  • Last minute edit changes
  • Creating looks from client reference image
  •  Matching shots and time
  •  Advanced secondaries
  •  Using external mattes
  • Clean up, and object removal
  • Beauty work
  • Online mastering, broadcast legalize
  • Preparing master for client approval
  •  Responding to client comments
  • Clocking and mastering for clearcast and broadcast distribution channels 

Tuesday, May 5 – Wednesday, May 6 from 10am – 6pm each day

Cost: $1,295



Register here.  Academy Color Encoding Science (ACES) - Basic Color Workshop is located under the “special workshops” drop down menu and our Color Grading Commercials - Colorists Masterclass is located under the “two-day” drop down menu.


About The International Colorist Academy (ICA)

The ICA was founded by colorists Kevin Shaw and Warren Eagles, who have over 50 years of combined grading experience. They boast over 25 years of training and demo experience. Kevin and Warren are currently working colorists who have pooled their valuable experience in grading commercials, DI, music and drama projects, to create hands on colorist training courses. The ICA has formulated different types of training courses dependent on needs. Topics covered include basic color theory, digital and film workflows, Telecine and lab history, working with clients and of course lots of cool stuff on looks and styles.

About Dado Valentic

Instructor Dado Valentic is an award winning master colourist with over 16 years of industry experience. He is a founder of MYTHERAPY, UK’s leading creative studio and a research lab for Digital Color Grading. Credited for several developments in the field of RAW camera processing, Dado Valentic is at the very forefront of color grading technology, continually pushing the boundaries and bringing innovations within this field. Working on some of the biggest feature films and commercials across the world, he is one of the most sought after colorists around.


About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City & Your City

Headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York City, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. MEWShop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.

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