It’s OK learning the new v14 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?
For 2017 I have added a 3 day beginner and 2 day Advanced option. So if you are new to Resolve and only have 3 days take the 3 day class. If you are an experienced user then take the 2 day option. If you have 5 days and want the ground up learning experience then take the 5 day option.
This new class combines a Resolve 14 class with a Colorist Strategies class and a basic editing 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 selected media and project files enabling you to conform the program at home so continuing your learning.
There will be grading challenges set that will try to test the knowledge gained from the class.
This 5 day class is ideal for complete beginners or existing Resolve users who want to re-learn Resolve from the ground up.
Ideal for Colorists, Editors, DPs, DITs, photographers and VFX personnel.
It is also a great class if you are a teacher or trainer looking for to add basic color grading to your class structure.
Each student gets their own iMac machine. Control surfaces will also be on selected machines for those who want some hands on with the track balls and wheels.
Next Classes on DaVinci Resolve v14
Brisbane — $1800A 5 Days with Warren
- 12-16 June 2017 https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/brisbane-2017-ica-5-day-colorist-strategies-with-davinci-resolve-tickets-32146245285
You Will Learn
- Resolve 14, what are the new features?
- Color theory explained. 8bit v 10bit, 422 v 444
Grading Digital formats including Sony, RED and BMCC.
- Making and exporting LUTs.
- Exporting Looks v using Presets or Plugins.
Export XML/AAF from FCP/Premiere: How to make the round trip successfully.
- Resolve V14 editing explained. Cutting, trimming and audio.
“Conform versus grading a Baked timeline”: What are the pros and cons of each workflow?
- Where do we start the grade?
- On set dailies using the ColorMatch feature.
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
- Famous Looks and Styles. How to create on Resolve.
- Looking a trailers and showreels. What works and what doesn’t.
- Students are encouraged to bring their own grading material.
Who should attend the 5 Day Colorist Strategies with Resolve 14 class?
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. All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.
It is also a great class for educators in the teaching profession. It will give you the color correction grounding to supplement your editing or DP classes.
“I flew 14 hours to take Warren’s 5 day class. It was totally worth it. Not only did I learn the Resolve skills I needed for my own post work, but I gained insights on how to present this material to my students. Warren has truly earned the reputation as the Number 1 Resolve trainer in the world.”
All students are encouraged to bring their own material, so the group can discuss the grading challenges you face in your own workflows.
Locations and booking info
This class will be run in the Mac Lab at Griffith University in Australia
Griffith is a fantastic state of the art facility, utilising 2015 iMacs.
Situated at South Bank in Brisbane ideal for accommodation, food, and sightseeing.
On the corner of Dock street and Vulture Street.
Warren Eagles is a freelance colorist based in Australia. He has an extensive 25 year career with experience in all forms of color correction. Starting out as a photographers’ assistant in London’s West End straight from school, he knew from an early age that he wanted to be involved in a visual industry. Moved to top Soho post house Visions in 1987 where he started as a Colorist working on a mixture of long and short form projects. Warren started the Telecine department at Todd AO in 1994 combining closely with their new film lab. He then moved to SVC for a new challenge, grading high end TV commercials on the DaVinci 888, having previously been a Pandora Pogle user.
Around this time Warren was hired by DaVinci on a freelance basis to conduct onsite Colorist training for new customers in Europe. The chance came to go to Australia in 1999 for a three month contract……he is still there! Now a Resolve owner/operator he runs his own shop and splits his time between grading and running training classes with the ICA. His credits include commercials for Qantas,Ford, Mitsubishi, Revlon, and Tooheys, mainstream UK and Australian dramas and documentaries including the first Australian DI movie “Blurred” and Guy Ritchie’s cult movie “Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels“.
Other locations are arranged on demand. Contact us for more information about this course.