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Winter Look Academy with Dado Valentic
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Winter Look Academy with Dado Valentic

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In this course, you will learn the Art of Look Creation and will go deep into discoveries in the area of Color Science.
Overview

Overview

***PLEASE NOTE: These virtual training sessions will take place in the PACIFIC TIME ZONE.***

This Winter, we are offering a select group of professionals an opportunity to learn about Film. And by Film, we mean celluloid. The original image capture and processing method before there was a digital camera. This course is led by Dado Valentic, an award-winning master colorist, color scientist, trainer, and AI innovator in collaboration with a group of an elite group of guest lecturers.

Today, the modern post-production landscape has all-but-abandoned the apprenticeship model. So, exposure to industry-leading mentors who coach the next generation of colorists and teaching the technical expertise needed to reach Hollywood-class level expectations is difficult to find.

This is a unique opportunity for a selected group of professionals to learn more about color grading and how the color pipeline works.

Applicants do not need to be colorists but will need to have a working proficiency in Davinci resolve.

***REQUIREMENTS TO PARTICIPATE***

Prospective students interested in the program should meet the following requirements, if you can not meet these requirements this course is not for your skill level.

  • Have more than three years of industry experience

  • Have working proficiency in Davinci resolve

  • Be willing to make a time commitment of min 3-4 hours per week to participate in the course

  • Have good collaboration skills and be ready to share the creative process 

WHY FILM?

One of the greatest desires that every filmmaker, cinematographer, or colorist has is to make their images more 'filmic.' Everyone seems to be after that elusive Filmic Look. Suppose we are to learn and study in more detail how Film works. Would we then be able to decide better when something looks filmic and then develop a greater sensitivity and understanding of the process that would help us discover the real magic that happens in front of our eyes when we shoot on Film?


WHAT TO EXPECT?

Four weeks of a realtime training program with four modules

  1. Module One is dedicated to Cinema Theory Studies. Each week we will analyze a movie, its look and learn more about the work of its Director, Cinematographer, and Colorist.

  2. Module Two is dedicated to Film technology studies, and each week we will be focusing on subjects such as Film Image Structure, Photographic Sensitometry, Film Types, Laboratory Tools, and Techniques.

  3. Module Three is dedicated to guest lectures by Hollywood's leading color scientists, colorists, cinematographers, and film manufacturing representatives.

  4. Module Four is the practical module, where each week, participants will be required to build looks decks and create looks inspired by each week's study.

Participants will work with Davinci Resolve and will be provided with a free license for a new set of tools to enhance their grading skillset.

  1. Colourlab Ai - a machine learning shot matching application

  2. LOOK DESIGNER 2.1 - a creative look development tool

  3. GRAINLAB - texture emulation plugin


WHEN & WHERE

January 11, 2021 - February 8, 2021
Live Classes TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS at 10 am PST


PROGRAM

MODULE 1: CINEMA THEORY STUDY

  • Small Axe - Lovers Rock (Steve Mcqueen, Shabier Kirchner, Tom Poole)
  • Tenet (Christopher Nolan, Hoyte Van Hoytema, Kostas Theodosiou)
  • Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Quentin Tarantino, Robert Richardson, Yvan Lucas)
  • The Nest - (Sean Durkin, Mátyás Erdély, Sofie Friis Borup)

MODULE 2: FILM TECHNOLOGY

  • Week 1: Film Image Structure
  • Week 2: Photographic Sensitometry
  • Week 3: Film Types
  • Week 4: Laboratory Tools and Techniques

MODULE 3: GUEST LECTURES TBA

MODULE 4: LOOK DESIGN ASSIGNMENTS

FILM TECHNOLOGY CONTENT BREAKDOWN

FILM IMAGE STRUCTURE

  • Film base
  • Emulsion
  • Subbing Layer
  • Ultraviolet Absorbing Layer
  • Supercoat
  • Antihalation Backing
  • Cellulose Triacetate
  • ESTAR Base
  • MTF
  • Spectral Dye Density
  • Granularity
  • Spectral Sensitivity
  • Nitrate Film
  • Reversal Process
  • Acetate
  • Answer Print

PHOTOGRAPHIC SENSITOMETRY

  • Why Log
  • Parts of the Curve
  • Exposure
  • Maximum Density
  • Minimum Density
  • Gamma
  • Contrast Index
  • Average Gradient
  • Film Speed
  • Exposure latitude
  • Starting with Gray Card D-LogE vs D-LogH
  • ECN-2 and ECP-2
  • Exposure Index EI
  • Flesh to Neutral Reproduction

FILM TYPES

  • Size and Aspect
  • Shooting formats
  • Choosing film stock
  • Fuji Eterna 8543 Vivid 160
  • Fuji Eterna 8553 250
  • Fuji Eterna 8583 400
  • Fuji Reala 8592 500
  • Fuji Eterna CI 8503 Print
  • Fuji Positive Print F-CP Type 3510
  • Kodak 250D Vision3 5207/7207
  • Kodak 200T Vision3 5213/7213
  • Kodak 500T Vision3 5219
  • Kodak Ektachrome 100D 7294
  • Kodak Kodachrome 40 7268
  • Kodak Vision Color Print Film 2383
  • Kodak Vision Premier Color Print Film 2393
  • Agfa XT125

 

ABOUT

This is the second and much-awaited installment of Look Academy. The previous 'Summer Look Academy 2020' was held in August, and it was a huge success for Colour.Training. After ten years, Color.Training has managed to put together a training course that the industry was asking for. “Summer Look Academy” included:

  • Oscar-winning Color Scientist Josh Pines of Technicolor
  • Oscar-nominated Cinematographer Lawrence Sher ASC “The Joker”, “The Hangover” and “Garden State"
  • Senior Colorist Walter Volpatto of CO3 whose grading projects include “Star Wars: The Last Jedi,” “The Hateful Eight,” “Dunkirk,” and “The Green Book.

Learn more about Summer Looks academy here. Read the review of Summer Look Academy here.

 

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