Popular Color Grading courses in Resolve 12 taught by ICA instructors Warren Eagles & Dado Valentic return to New York City.
New York, New York – March 24, 2016 – 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. Instructor Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA); will once again return in April to teach our popular introductory ICA 101, ICA 201 and new ICA 205 workshops. Our upcoming advanced ICA workshops in July, will be taught by Dado Valentic founder of U.K.’s leading creative studio MYTHERAPY and fellow instructor for the ICA. “Our introductory ICA workshops with Resolve at MEWShop have been a resounding success since their inception in 2012,” comments Eagles. “As Resolve’s popularity in the industry continues, we have expanded our offerings with MEWShop in New York City.”
With our 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.
Warren’s newest class, our ICA 205 Looks and Matching with Resolve; shows students how color correction can bring your movie or sequence to life.
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, April 22 - 24, 2016 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, April 25 - 26, 2016 from 10am – 6pm
This two-day workshop is a creative class that concentrates on how color correction can bring your movie or sequence to life. We will review movie sequences, discussing how the color and mode enhanced the film. You will learn how to create the traditional Looks’ from movies, TV commercials and music videos. We will then focus on matching those ‘Looks,’ not only shot to shot, but also how to apply the look across a whole scene.
Warren will work with different cut sequences, each showcasing his techniques to get the best from each version. One will be a TVC beauty type commercial shot on the BMCC. This is great for doing very soft/mist type looks. He will also demonstrate with a war sequence shot on Sony F3. It’s fantastic for a Saving Private Ryan Bleach Bypass grade, a hot jungle look, or the classic Day for Night feel House of Cards reconstruction, based on the original scene shot on Arri Alexa. This will include dialogue and reenact from the original scene from the classic Netflix series. He will also address how to deal with the different challenges presented by each sequence. Students then get the chance to do the same in a timed situation, like a real session but with Warren playing the client’s role. Students are also encouraged to bring their own footage to work on and share with the class.
Monday & Tuesday, April 27 - 28, 2016 from 10am – 6pm
After several successful classes in 2015, ICA instructor Dado Valentic returns to teach our ICA 300:Feature Film Color Grading – Colorists Masterclass; taking an actual film from the preparation process for grading through to the final deliverables this July 28 – 29, 2016. This class will feature footage from Cinematographer Vanja Cernjul from Netflix’s Marco Polo season 2. In addition Dado will also be teaching our ICA 301: Color Grading Commercials – Colorists Masterclass, in which students will take a fashion commercial from preparation for grading through to the final deliverables
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
Thursday & Friday, July 28 - 29, 2016 from 10am – 6pm
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 v12 for online and mastering.
What you 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
Saturday & Sunday, July 30 – 31, 2016 from 10am – 6pm
Register here. Our ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve 12 is located under the “three-day” drop down menu, our ICA 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve 12, ICA 205: Looks and Matching with Resolve 12, ICA 300: Color Grading Feature Films - Colorists Masterclass, & ICA 301: Color Grading Commercials – Colorists Masterclass are 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 (Regular Price - $2,590.00, With Bundle Discount $2,331.00!!), or bundle the ICA 101, ICA 201 and ICA 205 workshops for 15% off the total price (Regular Price - $3,685.00, With Bundle Discount - $3,132.00!!). Please indicate in the comments section of the registration page that you are taking more than one class and would like to receive the bundle price when registering.
About The International Colorist Academy (ICA)
The ICA was co-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 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 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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