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Resolve 201 with the ICA

AbelCine has partnered with the International Colorist Academy (ICA) to offer this advanced DaVinci Resolve workshop for current Resolve Colorists and assistant operators. This two-day, hands-on workshop will look at color correction in general, as well as in DaVinci Resolve specifically.

Participants will work through a short conformed sequence from start to finish using Resolve 12.5 and general colorist strategies. Advanced techniques and tricks using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 will be covered.

This workshop will be capped at twelve people, each with their own workstation. Participants will work with the instructor to grade sample footage, as well as discuss the different formats and challenges; however, students can also bring their own material if they choose.  To continue their learning after the course, attendees will be able to keep the media project and stills.

For Dado Valentic’s Section, the ICA will confirm your registration.

Computers are provided for each student.

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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


Upcoming In-Person Workshop Dates


Thursday - Friday, Aug 10th - 11th
Location: AbelCine, Los Angeles
Resolve 201 with the ICA's Warren Eagles - LA 8/10/17 & 8/11/17: $1095.00

  • A complete workflow using advanced techniques on supplied material that you can take away
  • Export and XML/AAF from FCP/Premiere. How to Round-trip successfully.
  • Conform the ProRes in Resolve using the XML, it’s not correct what can we do?
  • How to animate shapes and framing with the reframing tools
  • Bring in audio .wav then compare the conform with the offline reference movie
  • Swap to the RAW camera files
  • “Conform v Bake”, what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
  • Where do we start the grade?
  • Primary grading. 3 way color corrector, Offset, Curves and LOG grading
  • Look creation. How to preview a look through the whole timeline using Playheads.
  • Plugin FXs, is this a job for the Colorist?
  • Advanced secondary grading, keying, window tracking and keyframing
  • VFX shots inserted into the timeline
  • Physically add grain and scratches from supplied ICA media
  • Fix audio and Optical flow issues
  • External mattes, how do they help us?
  • Finish Render out to 709/DCP
  • How colourists make an image look great
  • Which techniques are most effective for secondary grading
  • What you can do to protect image quality
  • How to work faster
  • How to work with clients

This class is designed for current Resolve Colorists and assistant operators. ICA will confirm your registration.

Warren Eagles is a freelance colorist based in Australia. He has an Screen Shot 2015-12-01 at 9.38.31 AMextensive 25-year career with experience in all forms of color correction. Starting out as a photographers’ assistant in London’s West End straight from school, he knew from an early age that he wanted to be involved in a visual industry. He moved to the top SoHo post house Visions in 1987, where he started as a Colorist working on a mixture of long and short form projects. Warren started the Telecine department at Todd AO in 1994 combining closely with their new film lab. He then moved to SVC for a new challenge, grading high-end TV commercials on the DaVinci 888, having previously been a Pandora Pogle user. Around this time Warren was hired by DaVinci on a freelance basis to conduct onsite Colorist training for new customers in Europe. The chance came to go to Australia in 1999 for a three-month contract, and he is still there!

Now a Resolve owner/operator, Warren runs his own shop and splits his time between grading and running training classes with the ICA. His credits include commercials for Qantas, Ford, Mitsubishi, Revlon, and Tooheys, mainstream UK and Australian dramas and documentaries including the first Australian DI movie Blurred and Guy Ritchie’s cult movie Lock Stock and Two Smoking Barrels.

Warren founded the ICA with Kevin Shaw in 2009 and has so far conducted over 50 classes worldwide. He enjoys the challenges of working on different types of projects with new clients in both the coloring and training environments.

Dado Valentic is an award winning master colourist with over 17 Screen Shot 2015-10-21 at 11.34.17 AMyears of industry experience. He is a founder of MYTHERAPY, creative studio and a research lab for Digital Colour Grading based in London and NYC. Credited for several developments in the field of RAW camera processing, Dado Valentic is at the very forefront of colour grading technology, continually pushing the boundaries and bringing innovations within this field. Working on some of the biggest feature films and commercials across the world, he is one of the most sought after colourists around.

Dado Valentic’s approach to colour training blurs the boundaries between the arts, science and technology. The aim of his colour training work is to bring innovation and offer a deeper understanding of colour and perception that reaches far beyond perimeters of his research lab. Dado Valentic’s approach to communicating colour science has won him a wide audience with over 20 sell-out classes at the ICA-International Colourist Academy in London. Reducation classes in London, New York, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Singapore, Moscow and Gothenburg. Guest lectures at International Broadcasting Convention in Amsterdam, National Broadcasting Convention in Las Vegas, British Society of Cinematographers Expo, BAFTA and Creative Week in London. He is a regular lecturer at the Dutch Film Academy, London International Film School, Moscow International Film School, SAE Oxford and Edinburgh University of Arts, German film academy, Berlin Up.Grade.

Custom Training Programmes for production and post production companies such as Saatchi & Saatchi, Stink, Gramar Park Studios, The One Off, Burberry, etc.

He has brought his method of teaching to TV GLOBO in Brazil and South Korean National Television Foundation.