Training for Colorists by Colorists
The International Colorist Academy (ICA) was founded in 2009 by colorists, Kevin Shaw and Warren Eagles who between them have over 50 years of grading experience in all areas of the color correction industry. They can also boast over 30 years of training and demo experience. Kevin and Warren are working freelance colorists who have pooled their valuable experience in grading Commercials, DI, music and Drama projects, to create hands on colorist training courses.
In 2010, Cédric Lejeune, Jeff Olm and Blake Jones joined as instructors and expanded the range of courses and grading systems that the ICA covers. In 2011, Simon Walker, and Dado Valentic joined as instructors, expanding our specialist areas to Red Giant, stereoscopic workflows and Assimilate Scratch. In addition THX and Dolby have given us fantastic support and helped us add Display Calibration classes. Assimilate, BMD, Tangent Devices and Image Systems also continue to provide plenty of support for our open classes worldwide.
Over the past decade Color Grading has evolved from the very linear telecine process to the very flexible non-linear DI workflows of today. A skilled colorist will maintain continuity by matching shots, and also enhance the work of the cinematographer. But colorists also manipulate perception to stimulate emotions, focus attention and improve understanding of a project. Color Grading can add fantastic production value. The ICA courses are typically small and personal, and all the instructors have years of experience to share. Books and videos are helpful resources but they can never replace first hand knowledge and someone to answer your questions. Open classes are held regularly in Los Angeles, New York, London, Munich, Sydney and Singapore, or custom classes can be held on-site.
The International Colorist Academy (ICA) provides a range of training courses geared towards colorists and post-production facilities. Courses are delivered by independent colorists located around the world and range from basic color theory, digital intermediate and film workflows, to telecine and lab grading, client interaction, and looks and styles. The classes and workshops cover a broad range of manufacturer color grading systems as well as many courses that are not system specific.
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