Manhattan Edit Workshop Adds DaVinci Resolve Workshops to the Fall Lineup
Grade like a pro with the latest version of DaVinci Resolve; August and September workshops taught by ICA co-founder Warren Eagles
New York, New York – August 5, 2013 – Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 10 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing functionalities among many other upgrades.
One of the first training facilities to offer classes for Resolve 10*, which is scheduled to launch this fall, MEWShop will provide workshops for both beginners and those with a bit more experience. In ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve, students will learn the basics of the system. For those who wish to expand upon this foundation, there is ICA 201: Resolve Workflow. The workshops round out with Warren's Looks with Resolve, a general class in which students will gain insight as to how famous looks and styles are created.
A great introduction to Resolve software for the Mac, this class is ideal for first time users with little to no Resolve 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, August 30 – Sunday, September 1 from 10am – 6pm each day
This class is designed around a small, conformed sequence that students can 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. Among many other topics, students will learn:
- Starting with dailies, grade a look for editing from the RAW camera files
- Rendering 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
Tuesday, September 3 – Wednesday, September 4 from 10am – 6pm each day
Warren's Looks with Resolve
This general one-day workshop is open to all and will give students great insight into how famous looks and styles are created. Attendees will learn how to create traditional “Looks,” but will also work on how to make new “Looks” to suit unique workflows, even without million dollar budgets. Students are encouraged to bring their own footage. Among others, students will learn the following looks:
- Bleach Bypass
- Technicolor two-strip
- Cross process
- Natural Color vs. Color Washes
- Day for Night
- Classic Black and White
- Orange and Teal
- Huge grads
- Spot Color
Thursday, September 5 from 10am – 6pm
*MEWshop will be training students with an Alpha version of DaVinci Resolve 10.
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), or bundle the ICA 101, ICA 201 and Warren's Looks workshop for 15% off the total price (regularly $3,139.00; $2,668.00 with discount). To receive this discount, simply indicate which dates you’d like to attend in the comments box. Register here.
What's New In DaVinci Resolve?
DaVinci Resolve features a completely redesigned user interface that's designed to enable a more efficient workflow, eliminating unnecessary clicks and settings. A job can be up and running in three clicks: one to log in, one to drop media into the project and one to start grading. DaVinci Resolve includes plenty of incredible features like a new streamlined project import, export and selection workflow.
Color graders get scrubbable media thumbnails to speed up shot selection, production metadata fields for entering on set shot notes, and larger color control palettes to give faster access to grading tools. There are also new clear graphical palettes for control of power windows, keys, sizing, tracking and stabilization, camera raw and data burn-ins.
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 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 and Your City
Headquartered in downtown New York, 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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