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CT201: Advanced Looks and Matching with Kevin Shaw of the ICA
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CT201: Advanced Looks and Matching with Kevin Shaw of the ICA

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This is a hands-on operational masterclass for working colorists and freelancers. The goal is to achieve new looks from old techniques.
Overview

Overview

This is a hands-on operational masterclass for working colorists and freelancers. The goal is to achieve new looks from old techniques. We look at grading styles and looks that are frequently requested and discuss how to achieve them, along with the cultural meanings or concepts they impart to a project. This course is an ideal follow up to Colorist Strategies or other intermediate classes but is open to any colorist with hands on experience. The class is valid for all grading systems.

The workshop begins with a presentation of standard looks from a historical perspective. It then quickly moves into practical examples and experiments. Each participant can approach the course with their own ideas and objectives and everyone is encouraged to bring their own media to use in addition to the course media. This course is an exciting meeting of like-minded colorists and an opportunity to practice and try new ideas without the pressure of a client in attendance. Take advantage of this is a rare opportunity to sit together with other colorists to bounce problems and experiences around.

This class is usually taken after Colorist Strategies with the ICA.

Topics:

  • What makes a “Look” iconic
  • The difference between a “Look” and a “Style”
  • Cinematic uses of color and contrast
  • How to analyze and reproduce reference looks
  • The best tools for black and white
  • How digital tools can imitate a chemical bleach bypass
  • When to use color washes and color casts
  • Different ways to handle day for night and time of day grades
  • How to manage isolation effects
  • How to have happy accidents!


NOTE: This class is recognized by the Motion Picture Editors Guild and their members are eligible to get two thirds of cost of the class reimbursed through Contract Services. More information at www.csatf.org. You must apply to them and be pre-approved in order to qualify for reimbursement.

About ICA: The International Colorist Academy (ICA) was established in 2009 to provide “training for Colorists by Colorists”. They conduct small group workshops around the world where instructors share their firsthand knowledge of the skills needed to master Color Grading. icolorist.com

Instructors

Instructors

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This is a hands-on operational masterclass for working colorists and freelancers.

Certification

Certification

All students in this course receive an ICA certificate of completion.

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