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RG301 Virtual: Looks and Matching
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RG301 Virtual: Looks and Matching

In this course, you will learn to bring your movie or sequence to life through the use of color correction. 


Please Note: Class price has been discounted due to the virtual nature of this course during COVID.
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This is my favourite class. It’s creative and concentrates on how color correction can bring your movie or sequence to life. We will review film sequences, discussing how the color and mood have enhanced the film. You will learn how to create the traditional ‘Looks’ from Movies, TV commercials, and Music Videos. We will then focus on matching those ‘Looks’ not only shot to shot, but also how to apply the ‘look’ across the whole scene. We will work with different cut sequences, showcasing my techniques to get the best from each timeline. Here are a few examples of the footage that might be used in this class.
  1. TVC beauty type commercial shot on the BMCC. Great for doing very soft/mist type looks.
  1. A war sequence shot on Sony F3. It’s fantastic for a ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Bleach Bypass grade, a hot Jungle look, or the classic Day for Night.
  1. ‘House of Cards’ shot for an ACS workshop. This is a recreation of an original scene from the classic Netflix series.
  1. A BMW fast cut commercial shot in various conditions on Alexa.
  1. How many ways can you color a wedding?
  1. Matching an interview sequence shot on a RED, BMD Pocket, Sony, iPhone 11. This is not an easy grade.
  1. A Courtroom scene shot with 4 cameras Alexa, Blackmagic URSA Mini, Sony, and GoPro.

I will also address how to deal with the different challenges presented by each sequence. Students then get the chance to do the same in a timed situation. Reviewing, class discussion and feedback is a major part of this class. It will simulate what a real grading project with clients is like. This will be conducted using Frame io for uploads and reviews.

Students are also encouraged to upload their own footage to work on and share with the class.”

"I really enjoyed the course. This is an excellent class for anyone seeking to learn interesting and creative ways to grade the different types of digital material. The course structure makes it very enjoyable, easy to understand, and gives you the necessary knowledge to stand out in this competitive industry. Warren inspires and motivates you to be a better colorist."

  • Carlos Cortez Climaco, Colorist, Mexico City


You will learn

  • Using LUTs in a creative way.
  • Using Plugins and Resolve presets.
  • Why use a fixed node structure.
  • Advanced keying and curve control.
  • Power Windows used in a creative way.
  • OFX for beauty work.

Looks covered.

  • Spot colors
  • Bleach Bypass
  • The ‘Wishy Washy’ flat look
  • Day for Night
  • Classic Black and White
  • Orange and Teal
  • Cross Process
  • Classic ‘Red Coat’ isolation.

Who should attend?

Great for any current Resolve Colorist or students who have completed either the ICA 101 Beginner, 180 Intermediate, or 201 Advanced classes.


Warren has been coloring for 30 years and has been using Resolve since 2005. He co-founded the International Colorist Academy in 2009 and now splits his time between grading and teaching. Warren is based in Brisbane Australia where he owns and operates his own Color grading shop.



All students on this course receive an ICA Virtual Certificate and a screen recording of the class

Frequently asked questions

What equipment will I need?

  1. A laptop or desktop PC or MAC capable of running the latest DaVinci Resolve software. You only need the Studio version for this class.
  2. 2 monitors are preferred but not essential. This means you can have your software on 1 monitor and the instructor on the other.
  3. A headphone set and microphone is essential.
  4. Check that you have a steady reliable Internet connection. 
  5. Ability to download 15GB of training footage.


How will I get the training footage and supporting documents?  A week before your class you’ll receive a download link. This will enable you to be confident and comfortable with your set up before the class begins.

Can I keep the training footage after the class? Yes. Media and any handouts can be used to progress your learning.

Will I get a recording of the class?

Yes. All classes are recorded and distributed as soon as we can.


Are the ICA virtual classes certified like the classroom?

Yes, you will receive a digital ICA certificate.


Can I still become an ICA member?

Yes, you will be able to get your bio on the ICA website and will have access to discounts from the sponsors and future ICA events.


Can I keep and use the footage supplied in the class?

Yes, you can use it for practice after the class. It cannot be shared or used in conjunction with any other training organization.


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



Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

<p>Great for any current Resolve colorist with at least 1 year experience or previous students who have completed either the ICA Basic or Advanced classes. </p>



<p>All students on this course receive an ICA Virtual Certificate.  </p>



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