New Color Grading courses in Resolve 12 taught by ICA instructors Dado Valentic & Warren Eagles
New York, New York – August 28, 2015 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced dates for new color grading courses in Resolve 12. MEWShop’s upcoming advanced International Colorist Academy (ICA) workshops in September; will be taught by Dado Valentic, founder of U.K.’s leading creative studio MYTHERAPY and fellow instructor for the ICA. Instructor Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the (ICA); will once again return in October to teach our popular introductory ICA 101 and ICA 201 workshops. “Our introductory ICA workshops with Resolve at MEWShop have been a resounding success since their inception in 2012,” comments Eagles. “I expect our advanced classes will be of similar success and can’t wait to return to New York with our expanded line up!”
The first workshops taught by Dado Valentic starting September 9, 2015 will be our ICA 300: Feature Film Color Grading – Colorists Masterclass that will take an actual film from the preparation process for grading through to the final deliverables and our ICA 210: The Anatomy of Color, in which students will learn the anatomy of color and gain an in-depth knowledge of how color can take their stories to the next level.
In this two-day course we will be working on a project that was a theatrically released feature film. The feature was shot on Red Epic using anamorphic lenses. We are going to take the film from the 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 V12 for online and mastering from a feature film perspective.
What you will learn:
- Preparation for grading: layer management, xml import, conform
- Media management, offline, audio
- Opening titles and closing credits
- VFX conform
- Last minute edit changes
- Creating film stock emulation looks
- Advanced matching shots
- Creating day for night
- Sky replacement
- Dealing with out of focus material
- Mastering for DCP
- Mastering for BluRay, DVD and online
Wednesday & Thursday, September 9 – 10, 2015 from 10am – 6pm each day
The biggest secret for success is to understand how to manipulate the viewer’s mind. To do this you need to comprehend the sensation that occurs when the brain is responding to stimulation from the color receptors in our eyes. The experience of color is different from person to person, yet humans were hard–wired to perceive color long before we mastered language. This one-day class is designed for all professionals that are interested in learning the anatomy of color and gaining an in-depth knowledge of how color can take their stories to the next level.
What you will learn:
- Theories and systems of color
- Color and culture
- Properties and characteristics of color
- How do we see each color
- Perception and deception
- Color harmony theories
- Individual colors: red, green, blue, yellow, white, black
- What makes a good colorist
- Colors of great colorists
Friday, September 11th from 10am – 6pm
Resolve 12 was recently released in late July 2015. MEWShop is one of the first training facilities to offer classes in 12 and will provide workshops for both beginners and experienced colorists alike. In ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve 12, students will learn the basics of the system. For those who wish to expand upon this foundation, there is ICA 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with Davinci Resolve 12.
A great introduction to Resolve 12 software, this class is ideal for first time users with little to no Resolve or colorist experience. This class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, grading approaches and techniques.
Among many other topics, students will learn:
- A complete demo of the system, looking at every area of the new software and how it works with the control surface
- Basic color theory, looking at the waveform, vectorscope and histogram as well as how different colors interact with increased saturation/contrast; why some colors complement each other more than others
- Using the pan, tilt, zoom and rotate controls to explore how far you can zoom in on a film or digital image; Keyframing in the timeline and auto tracking
- Resolve workflows including Film, Red, Canon, Arri Alexa, Sony F3 and other digital files
- How to create looks and styles within Resolve to get a project started, including orange and teal, cross process, bleach bypass, Schindler’s red coat, duotones and day for night
Friday thru Sunday, October 23 – 25, 2015 from 10am – 6pm
This class is designed around a small, conformed sequence that students can keep as a take away. Eagles will work through the project from start to finish with students, looking not only at Resolve, but also using general colorist strategies. Students will be able to keep the project and stills, a great way to continue your learning. Among many other topics, students will learn:
- Starting with dailies, grade a look for editing from the RAW camera files
- Render ProRes or DNxHD for offline editing, H264 for the web
- Bring in audio .wav then compare the conform with the offline reference movie
- “Conform vs. Bake” – what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
- Primary grading – three-way color corrector, Curves and LOG grading
- Look creation - how to preview a look through the whole timeline using the split screen mode
Monday & Tuesday, October 26 - 27, 2015 from 10am – 6pm
Register here. ICA 210: Anatomy of Color is located under the “special workshops” drop down menu, our ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve 12 is located under the “three-day” drop down menu, AND our ICA 300 – Color Grading Feature Films - Colorists Masterclass& ICA 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve 12 is located under the “two-day” drop down menu. Prospective students can bundle the ICA 101 and ICA 201 and receive 10% off the total price (regularly $2,590.00; $2,331.00 with discount.)
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 Warren Eagles
Warren Eagles has been grading for over 20 years and is now living in Australia. He is happy working on commercials and movies, drama or music using Resolve, 2K plus, Apple Color and Bones Dailies. He enjoys the challenges of working on different types of projects with new clients in new environments. Now working as a freelance colorist in Australia, Warren splits his time between grading and training throughout Asia. He has a lot of experience on a number of grading systems
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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