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Live Stream: Color Grading Feature Films
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Live Stream: Color Grading Feature Films

With an increased demand for episodic TV finishing, we are on the mission to give you the most relevant training and prepare you for work as a remote Colorist.


***PLEASE NOTE: This virtual training session will take place in the PACIFIC TIME ZONE.***

Do you want to succeed in the industry that demands better image quality at faster turnaround times than ever before? This class was created to focus on Colorists specializing in the color grading of scripted content for major streaming providers such as HBO Max, Disney+, Apple+, Netflix, Amazon, or Hulu. We will cover how to best setup your grading room, even if it happens to be at home, as well as best practices for dealing remotely with the client, delivery, and conform. With an increased demand for episodic TV finishing, we are on the mission to give you the most relevant training and prepare you for work as a remote Colorist. This training is based on Dado Valentic’s Feature Film Masterclass which has launched the careers of hundreds of colorists in the past. With this new edition, we are continuing our commitment to the industry in the hopes of seeing you succeed as well!  

This course is taught using DaVinci Resolve 17.


DAY 1: Preparation for Color Grading 

  • Remote Color Grading Room set-up 
  • Project delivery – Reels, layer management, XML, AAF, offline, audio 
  • Conform & Media Management 
  • Colorist Strategy 

Assignment 1: Look development

DAY 2: From Look Development to Finish 

  • Color Management and HDR 
  • Camera Matching through Color Management 
  • Fixed node tree 
  • Creating film stock emulation looks 
  • Adding Film Grain 

Assignment 2: Grade and Match Sequence

DAY 3: Fix it in Grade 

  • Creating day for night 
  • Sky replacement 
  • Object Removal 
  • Dealing with out of focus material 
  • Denoising 

Assignment 3: Replace Sky

DAY 4: Mastering 

  • Dolby Vision Trim pass 
  • Mastering for Netflix 
  • Mastering for Apple+, Disney+ 
  • Common Quality Control errors and how to avoid them 

Assignment 4: Dolby Trim 

Here’s how it works: Students will receive a PDF with the course info a few days prior to the class. After each day’s 2-hour training session, you will be given assignments to complete prior to the next day’s class. A few hours after the course runs, that day’s recorded session will be available to stream so that you can re-watch the lesson to aid in completing your daily assignment. These videos will be available to stream for 20 days after the course ends. You will be sent a link to join a private Discord Group where you will collaborate online with Dado and your fellow classmates throughout the run of the course. All attendees will be given practice media, LUTs, and Look Designer Plugins. We will be using Davinci Resolve 17 but it is possible to complete the class using Davinci Resolve 16.





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