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Explore basic color theory, DI & film workflows, telecine & lab grading, client interaction, and looks and styles. Learn more about our classes.

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Upcoming ICA Courses

Burbank R201 Advanced Colorist Strategies with Resolve 11

Apr 27, 9:30am - Apr 28, 5:30pm

Roush Media Inc
2000 N Buena Vista St
Burbank, CA  91504 Map

R201 2 day with Resolve 11, great for the current Resolve user looking to take their grading to the next level. Ideal for current Resolve Colorists and assistant operators. We cover advanced techniques and tricks using the latest software with the DaVinci Resolve control surface. These classes are normally capped at eight-ten people with each student getting their own workstation with either the Wave, Element or ProPanel. Students are encouraged to bring their own material so the instructor and the students can grade and discuss the different formats and the challenges they bring. This is an advanced class that looks at color correction in general not only from the DaVinci point of view. This new class is designed around a small conformed sequence that you can take away. We will work through the project from start to finish, using Resolve V11 and general colorist strategies to get the job finished. You will be able to keep the media project and stills, a great way to continue your learning. Colorist Warren Eagles. www.icolorist.com

R101 'Colorist Strategies with Resolve'

May 11, 9:30am - May 13, 12:30am

Media ASYLUM
213 Henderson Road #04-10, Henderson Industrial Park
Singapore,  159553 Map

A great beginners class, for anybody keen on Color correction. Classes will be taught by Warren Eagles

Colorist Classes with Kevin, London

May 11, 9:30am - May 16, 9:30am

11 wardour mews

Premium Colorist Strategies Look Generation Advanced Color Design These classes are theory and practice for all grading systems. Details at www.cvent.com/d/jrqljh

Resolve 101 with Dado

Jun 1, 9:30am - Jun 2, 9:30am

Dolby Laboratories, Soho, London

Great for beginners www.mytherapy.tv/colourtraining/

ICA "5 Day Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve 11"

Jun 29, 9:00am - Jul 3, 12:00am

Griffith University, South Bank Campus, Griffith Film School, Corner of Dock and Vulture Street, South Brisbane, AU

It’s OK learning new software but what about the real color stuff, the theory, the new camera formats, the workflows and the little tricks and tips that make some graders stand out from the crowd? This new class combines a Resolve class with a Colorist Strategies class. It is designed around a small conformed sequence that you will take away with you once you have completed the course. We will work through the project from start to finish – not only looking at Resolve, but also using general colorist strategies and best practices. We will get “under the hood” with color science and digital camera workflows along with looks and styles. You will keep the project and stills after the course, which is a great way to continue your learning. There will be grading challenges set that will try to test the knowledge gained in real world situations. This class is ideal for complete beginners or existing Resolve users who want to re-learn Resolve V10 from the ground up. Ideal for Colorists, Editors, DPs, DITs and VFX personnel. Each student gets their own iMac machine. A Control surface will also be on selected machines for those who want some hands on with the balls and wheels. Griffith University is located at South Bank in Brisbane. A fantastic river front location close to hotels restaurants and bars. It a short walk to the Brisbane CBD, or you can make use of the ferry and City Cat network Color theory explained. 8bit v 10bit, 422 v 444 Grading Digital formats including Sony, RED and BMCC. Making and exporting LUTs. Exporting Looks. Export XML/AAF from FCP/Premiere: How to make the round trip successfully. Resolve V11 editing page explained. “Conform versus grading a Baked timeline”: What are the pros and cons of each workflow? Where do we start the grade? Primary grading: 3 way color corrector, Col wheels, curves and log grading. Look creation: How to preview a funky look through the whole timeline. Color grading history and how grading has changed over the years. Plugin FXs: Are these effects for the Colorist? Working with clients: What do they expect? Problem grading, including noisy shots, 8bit banding and more. Grading skin tones, why is it so hard? Advanced secondary grading, keying, window tracking, and animating. VFX shots inserted into the timeline. Physically add grain and scratches from supplied ICA media. External mattes: How can they help us? The ICA grading challenge, looks at matching: The most important aspect of grading. Complete workflow from start to finish using ProRes and RED material. Finishing and rendering out to 709/DCP. Famous Looks and Styles Students are encouraged to bring their own grading material This class is suited to those who want to get a good grounding in all aspects of Color Correction. Colorists, Editors, DPs, DITs, VFX finishing artists are all welcome, no grading experience needed. It is also a great class if you want to further your teaching knowledge on color correction. All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.

London R201 Advanced Colorist Strategies with Resolve 12

Sep 1, 9:30am

Dolby Soho Square
London,   Map

A 2 day advanced class for existing Resolve users. This class includes RAW workflows, Looks, and advanced tracking and secondary keying. A great class for anybody looking to take their grading to the next level. ICA Colorist/trainer Warren Eagles

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  1. Grading an Android TVC in Tokyo.

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      It was late on Friday night and I was finishing a TVC grade at the Chop Shop in Brisbane. I got a call from Kanta Yamaguchi of Green Leaf Films, asking if I could color a TVC next Wednesday in Tokyo. I had already committed to a half-day grade...
  2. NAB Colorist Mixer 2015

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    The NAB Colorist Mixer will be held on Sunday 12th April at the Rock House Bar in the Venetian. Co hosted by the ICA, Kevin and Warren will be there. Register here http://www.eventbrite.com/e/colorist-mixer-nab-2015-tickets-15626786138?aff=ICA        
  3. Oxygen Tec ProPanel review by Warren

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    The first thing you notice when the panel pops out of the box is the weight of it, 7Kgs or 15.5lbs. I had imagined it to be plastic and very lightweight, so was surprised to find it very solid and robust. I plugged it in and it worked straight away,...
  4. What are you grading 2014? Results

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    These are the results from the 2014 survey. The survey is based on 3 projects graded by the colorist during November 2014 400 colorists took part from over 60 different countries. Here is the top 20 USA 110 UK 34 BRAZIL 31 AUSTRALIA 23 GERMANY 19 CANADA 16 SPAIN 13 INDIA...
  5. An Interview with Kevin

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    Regular visitors to our ICA site may have discovered TomParish.com. Tom has taken classes with both Warren and myself so understands our approach to training and self improvement very well. He is a successful colorist but still finds time to research and interview, then post his findings on his site. Most recently...

 
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