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  1. Masterclass in Color Grading with Mark Todd Osborne

     

    Mark Todd Osborne is one of the most successful colorists in Hollywood, with hundreds of feature films and TV shows on his credit list. In this masterclass you are invited into his color suite to watch how he creates great looking images and discusses workflow, techniques and strategies that will help you become a better colorist.

    The course is about the art and craft of color grading and is not designed to teach the operations of a specific software.

    The masterclass is 90 minutes, and includes download access to his fixed node tree.

    Mark often uses print emulation in his CST node and it's available for Ravengrade users under the name "Niran". Simply add Ravengrade to the CST node and choose Niran from the drop-down menu. It's been used in several of his feature film projects, but the placement of the node can vary.

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    About the instructor

    Mark Todd Osborne is a world-renowned colorist based in Hollywood, with hundreds of top level movies on his credit list including Need for Speed, Satanic Panic, It Follows, The Act and Lowriders to name a few. He began his career working 12 years at Company 3, and after working closely with many of the high-end facilities in Los Angeles over the years, he founded MTO Color inc, where he works today.

    Who is this course designed for?

    • Colorists
       

    COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    LESSON 01: PROJECT SETUP AND COLOR MANAGEMENT

    Mark structures a feature film project, and demonstrates ways to set up several color management systems, settings and timeline structures. He talks about remote grading methodology, useful features and the important of knowing the box.

    LESSON 02: STRUCTURING NODES

    Walks through and discusses the benefits of his fixed node structure.

    LESSON 03: SUMMARY BEFORE GRADING

    Sums of what we have learned so far.

    LESSON 04: CONTRAST MANAGEMENT AND TECHNIQUES

    A deep dive into contrast management, and several ways to get the image in shape. Mark does a first pass on a scene and teaches the "if you don't go, you won't know" principle.

    LESSON 05: CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

    Talks about how to prepare for color grading sessions, and about establishing strong relationships with clients both in the color room and in remote sessions.

    LESSON 06: BALANCING AND MATCHING

    Mark balances and matches shots in a feature film sequence and discusses various techniques to keep consistency. 

    LESSON 07: CHALLENGES WITH EXTERIOR SCENES

    In this lesson, Mark grades and talks about challenges with exterior scenes.

    LESSON 08: LOOK CREATION

    Going through ways to improve the image and create looks. Discusses how to set up and organize nodes and groups in the look development process. Then, sharing his thoughts about how to treat skin.

    LESSON 09: MUSCLE MEMORY AND INSTINCTUAL GRADING

    Mark discusses muscle memory and instinctual grading. Grades a full scene as you watch, and discusses all the decisions that has to be made and why he does what we does.

    LESSON 10: MASTER ADVICES

    Mark gives tons of valuable advices to colorists about how to master the craft and stay on top of the color game.


     

    The masterclass is created together with Ravengrade.com, a Plugin for DaVinci Resolve, with powerful grading tools and cinematic looks designed by some of the most successful colorists and color scientists in the industry.
     

     

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  2. Masterclass in Color Grading with Derek Hansen Derek Hansen

     

    Derek Hansen is one of the most successful colorists in Los Angeles, with experience from high-end commercial work at MPC, The Mill and Arsenal Creative. In this masterclass you are invited into his color suite to watch how he creates great looking images and discuss workflow, techniques, creativity and strategies that will help you become a better colorist.

    The course is about the art and craft of color grading and is not designed to teach the operations of a specific software.

    The footage used in this course is available for download.

    About the instructor

    Derek Hansen is a world-renowned colorist with background from MPC, The Mill and Arsenal Creative. He has crafted images for many top directors such as Gia Coppola, Young Replicant, Luke Monahan and Brian Buckley, and graded music videos for artists such as Miley Cyrus, St. Vincent, J. Cole and Mehan Trainor to name a few.

    Who is this course designed for?

    • Colorists
       

    COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    LESSON 01: COLOR SETUP AND ANALYZING THE SCENE

    Derek is setting up the color workflow and analyzing the scene.

    LESSON 02: PRIMARY BALANCE

    Starting with the primary balance and discussing the importance of it.

    LESSON 03: ORGANIZATION AND RIPPLING 

    Discussing layer organization and grade rippling.

    LESSON 04: BALANCING 

    Balancing and discussing all the decisions to be made when it comes to brightness and exposure. Dealing with challenges such as thin images and sharp highlights.

    LESSON 05: REFERENCES

    Analyzing the references from the client and preparing for the look creation.

    LESSON 06: CURVE MANAGEMENT

    In this lesson Derek recreates some of the characteristics of Kodak Eastman, and use techniques to compress the midtones and control the highlights.

    LESSON 07: DEEP SATURATION

    Continuing the work of recreating the Kodak Eastman look, compressing the image with hue curves and creating deep rich saturated colors.

    LESSON 08: HUE SHIFTING

    Pushing and hue-shifting the individual colors to bring the colors into harmony and create a stronger look.

    LESSON 09: RED TONES

    Finessing the look by bringing in the red film tones.

    LESSON 10: SECONDARY WORK

    Finishing it all up with some shadow, highlight and skin keys to create a better match.

     

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  3. Masterclass in Color Grading with John Daro John Daro

     

    John Daro is a world-renowned senior colorist working at Warner Bros in Los Angeles, and in this masterclass you are invited into his color suite. John has color graded feature films and tv-series for all the major studios in Hollywood and will teach you techniques and strategies that will help you become a better colorist.

    The course is about the art and craft of color grading and is not designed to teach the operations of a specific software.

    All the footage used in this course except for the bonus lesson is available for download.

    About the instructor

    John Daro is a world-renowned colorist that started his career at FotoKem in Burbank, Los Angeles. At FotoKem he pioneered post production techniques and was one of the original colorist team members which led FotoKem to be one of the top post production houses in the world. Now John is working with color grading feature films and tv-series at Warner Bros in Hollywood.
     

    Who is this course designed for?

    • Colorists
       

    COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    LESSON 01: COLOR CORRECTION

    In this lesson John teaches how to balance and match images using printer light techniques. He explores ways to work with exposure, contrast and saturation to preserve the original intent of the photography. Strategies related to black- and white levels, gamma work and color biases are also discussed. All the shots John is working with are available for download.

    LESSON 02: COLOR GRADING

    John moves on to discuss story telling and the creative decisions behind a the color grade, and walk through the process of creating great looking images and creative looks.

    LESSON 03: SKIN TONES (BONUS LESSON)

    In this bonus lesson John talks about different approaches to separate skin tones, and gives a solid approach to build an HSL key for isolating skin tones.

     

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  4. Masterclass in Color Grading with Chris Jacobson Chris Jacobson

     

    In this masterclass in color grading, Hollywood colorist Chris Jacobson invites you into his color suite to show you every detail about his color work with the popular tv-show SUITS. Chris will take you through the full technical process in DaVinci Resolve from setting up the project to final delivery, including building the node tree, creating the look and shaping the final images.

     

    About the instructor

    Chris Jacobson is one of the most successful colorists in Hollywood and is the colorist behind big features and tv-shows as Mulholland Drive, SUITS,  Alpha Dog and Covert Affairs among many others.

    Who is this course designed for?

    • Colorists
       

    COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    LESSON 01: PREPARING THE PROJECT

    Chris is preparing the project for color grading.

    LESSON 02: TIME MANAGEMENT

    Analyzing the shots and discussing the importance of time management and how to prepare for keeping deadlines.

    LESSON 03: COLOR PIPELINE 

    Going through the project settings in DaVinci Resolve

    LESSON 04: NODE STRUCTURE

    In this lesson Chris goes through his node tree in detail with special attention to compressions and highlight controls.

    LESSON 05: CONTRAST AND SHAPING

    Building a strong "Ansel Adams"-contrast and shaping the shots.

    LESSON 06: BLACK TREATMENT

    Going through techniques to add an extra "pop" to the images.

    LESSON 07: LOOK OVERVIEW

    Discussing the looks in SUITS.

    LESSON 08: RIPPLING THE GRADES

    Chris demonstrates how to adjust grades in a scene and ripple the result.

    LESSON 09: VFX

    Discussing visual effects.

    LESSON 10: DELIVERY

    Finishing it all up with the delivery settings.

     

     

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  5. Masterclass in Color Grading with Douglas Delaney Douglas Delaney

    Douglas Delaney works as a senior colorist at Technicolor in Los Angeles, and has color graded many of the most known features and drama series in the world. In his masterclass you are invited into his color suite to watch how built his grades, discuss color grade techniques, workflows and strategies that will help you become a better colorist.

    The course is about the art and craft of color grading and is not designed to teach the operations of a specific software.

    About the instructor

    Douglas Delaney is a world-renowned senior colorist working at Technicolor in Los Angeles. He has crafted images for many top directors and worked on blockbusters and dramas such as Captain Marvel, The Equalizer, Jumanji, The Loudest Voice, and the The Hot Zone.

    Who is this course designed for?

    • Colorists

    COURSE OVERVIEW

     

    LESSON 01: INTRO

    Meet Douglas

    LESSON 02: COLOR SPACE JOURNEY AND FAMILY DRT

    Douglas talks about the color space journey in his color corrector and about the family DRT used on this show.

    LESSON 03: THE GRADE OF THE SHOW

    In this lesson Douglas talks about how he approached the color grade on this show, and the order of grade operations.

    LESSON 04: TIME & RIPPLING

    In this lesson Douglas demonstrates an effective ripple function in Baselight and discuss time management.

    LESSON 05: LOOK CREATION & COLOR ROOM

    Now it’s time to be more creative, and Douglas discuss different look creation techniques. He also share some thoughts about how to prepare for color grading sessions and to deal with conflicting interests in the color room.

    LESSON 06: SCOPES

    Douglas discuss when and why he uses the scopes.

    LESSON 07: INSPIRATION

    Thoughts on how to get inspired and keep staying on top of your game

     

     

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