ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve
A great introduction to Resolve Mac V11 software. This class is ideal for first time users, you do not need to be a Colorist or have had previous grading or Resolve experience. The class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, gradinapproaches and techniques.
Introduction to Resolve V11
A complete demo of the system, looking at every area of the new software and how it works with the control surface.
Setting up your Resolve
Loading the software and getting started. How to create a new customized user, and get all the config settings correct before you kick off. 2K, HD, what if you only need SD?
How to get your images in
Importing and conforming both film and digital material using an EDL/XML/AAF
Scene cut detector and manually creating a timeline.
Basic Color Theory
Looking at the waveform, vectorscope, and histogram.
How different Colors interact with increased saturation/contrast and why some colors
complement each other more than others.
RGB v YUV correction in Resolve
Primary Correction/Grading with Curves
Primary correction is very important. It’s the base of any “cool look”.
Get it right and it will simplify your whole color correction process.
Serial and Parallel nodes
You’ll use them all the time, how do they work and when do you use each one.
Keying is a very important part of what we do as colorists. Learn how to key in Resolve using either HSL RGB or LUM. Is it best to key a color or adjust its Secondary curve?
Each node has 4 Power Windows, the classic DaVinci Circle, Linear square, Polygon and a Bezier Power Curve.
How to use each one, and why do we decide to use one over the other?
Repositioning, Key-Framing and Auto Tracking
Using the pan, tilt, zoom and rotate controls, just how far can we zoom in on a film or digital image? Keyframing in the timeline and auto tracking explained.
Including Film, Red, Canon, Arri Alexa, Sony F3 and other digital files.
Resolve works with lots of formats, get to know the pros and cons of each format.
Layer and Key mixer nodes
These nodes offer lots of flexibility. See how to combine them with the other Resolve nodes to complement tour grades. How to mix between the nodes.
Looks and Styles
How to create looks and styles within Resolve that will give you a great start to your session. Here are just a few we will look at……
Orange and Teal.
Schindlers red coat
Day for night
Versions and the gallery/Powergrade.
What are versions, setting up the gallery including importing and exporting stills.
Making your own Powergrade looks.
Rendering and Output Options
The grade is finished but how and where do you render it to?
Playing out to tape.
NEW DATES!!! Thursday - Saturday - November 13 - 15, 2014 (10am - 6pm) SOLD OUT
Space is limited. (This class is under the three-day drop down menu).
The course will be ICA certified with all students getting a certificate.
DaVinci Resolve 11 combines the world’s most advanced color corrector with professional multi track editing, so now you can edit, color correct, finish and deliver all from one system! Davinci Resolve is completely scalable and resolution independent so it can be used on set, in a small studio or integrated into the largest Hollywood production pipeline! Only DaVinci Resolve features the creative tools, compatibility, speed and legendary image quality you need to manage your entire workflow, which is why it is the number one solution used on Hollywood feature films.
You 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.
To view the ICA 201:Advanced Colorist Strategies with Resolve workshop, click here. To view Warren's Looks with Resolve workshop, click
Prospective students can bundle the ICA 101 and ICA 201 and receive 10% off the total price (Regular Price - $2,590.00, With Bundle Discount $2,331.00!!), or bundle the ICA 101, ICA 201 and Warren's Looks workshop for 15% off the total price (Regular Price - $3,139.00, With Bundle Discount - $2,668.00!!). Please indicate in the comments section of the registration page that you are taking more than one class and would like to receive the bundle price when registering.
About The ICA: The International Colorist Academy (ICA) has been founded by colorists, Kevin Shaw and Warren Eagles who between them have over 50 years of grading experience in all forms of the Color Correction industry. They can also 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 will offer worldwide specific Colorist training. The way we color images and the tools we use have changed dramatically in recent times. Colorists are now emerging from many different areas of our industry some even coming from outside the industry. Until now new colorists could hunt for a book or follow a DVD, but what these didn’t give you was real world experience. That’s about to change….. ICA have formulated different types of training courses dependent on your 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. The ICA courses can be structured to you or your companies needs, so if your market is Commercials, Drama, DI or Music clips we have it covered, enabling you to gain valuable experience that will help you stand out from your competitors.
About Warren Eagles: Warren has been grading for over 20 years, and is now living in Australia, He is available for both short and longform contracts and happy working on commercials and movies, drama or music using Resolve, 2K plus, Apple Color and Bones Dailies. He specializes in short term cover and often goes straight from the airport to a room full of clients. 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, he splits his time between grading and training throughout Asia. He has a lot of experience on a number of grading systems including Apple “Color” where he has worked on both series of the channel 10 cop series “Rush”.
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