- Wednesday, Jul. 16, 2014
Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEWShop), the cutting-edge authorized digital training destination for post-production and content creators, has just announced new dates for DaVinci Resolve workshops, which will be taught by Warren Eagles, professional color grader and co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA). Touted as the color grading system of choice for many of Hollywood’s blockbuster production studios, DaVinci Resolve 11 was announced earlier this year to much excitement over its expanded set of editing features among many other upgrades.
Resolve 11 was announced at NAB 2014. MEWShop is one of the first training facilities to offer classes in 11 and will provide workshops for both beginners and experienced colorists alike. In ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve, students will learn the basics of the system. For those who wish to expand upon this foundation, there is ICA 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with Davinci Resolve. The workshops round out with Warren's Looks with Resolve, where students will gain insight as to how famous looks and styles are created.
ICA 101: An Introduction to Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve
A great introduction to Resolve 11 software, this class is ideal for first time users with little to no Resolve or colorist experience. This class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, grading approaches and techniques. Among many other topics, students will learn:
A complete demo of the system, looking at every area of the new software and how it works with the control surface
Basic color theory, looking at the waveform, vectorscope and histogram as well as how different colors interact with increased saturation/contrast; why some colors complement each other more than others
Using the pan, tilt, zoom and rotate controls to explore how far you can zoom in on a film or digital image; Keyframing in the timeline and auto tracking
Resolve workflows including Film, Red, Canon, ARRI Alexa, Sony F3 and other digital files
How to create looks and styles within Resolve to get a project started, including orange and teal, cross process, bleach bypass, Schindler’s red coat, duotones and day for night
Monday, July 28 – Wednesday, July 30 from 10am – 6pm | Cost: $1,495 | Register here
ICA 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve
This class is designed around a small, conformed sequence that students can keep as a take away. Eagles will work through the project from start to finish with students, looking not only at Resolve, but also using general colorist strategies. Students will be able to keep the project and stills, a great way to continue your learning. Among many other topics, students will learn:
Starting with dailies, grade a look for editing from the RAW camera files
Render ProRes or DNxHD for offline editing, H264 for the web
Bring in audio .wav then compare the conform with the offline reference movie
“Conform vs. Bake” – what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
Primary grading – three-way color corrector, Curves and LOG grading
Look creation - how to preview a look through the whole timeline using the split screen mode
Thursday, July 31 – Friday, August 1 from 10am – 6pm | Cost: $1,095 | Register here
Warren's Looks with Resolve
This one-day workshop is open to all skill levels and will give students great insight into how famous looks and styles are created. Attendees will learn how to create traditional “Looks,” but will also work on how to make new “Looks” to suit unique workflows, even without million dollar budgets. Students are encouraged to bring their own footage. Among others, students will learn the following looks:
Natural Color vs. Color Washes
Day for Night
Classic Black and White
Orange and Teal
Saturday August 2 from 10am – 6pm | Cost: $549 | Register here
Prospective students can bundle the ICA 101 and ICA 201 and receive 10% off the total price (regularly $2,590.00; $2,331.00 with discount), or bundle the ICA 101, ICA 201 and Warren's Looks workshop for 15% off the total price (regularly $3,139.00; $2,668.00 with discount). To receive this discount, simply indicate which dates you’d like to attend in the comments box. Register here.
What's New In DaVinci Resolve?
DaVinci Resolve 11 features an abundance of new features for editing and color grading. MEWShop’s Resolve training with Warren will focus on all of the coloring capabilities of Resolve’s latest version. New to this renowned color grading system is the Color Chart based auto color balance, enhanced grading Group management with Pre-Clip and Post-Clip node graphs, additional keyer finesse controls for cleaner keys and additional Split Screen groups to show all highlight views. Other updates include the Camera Raw palette now having Highlight and Shadows recovery, Saturation, Contrast, Midtone Detail, Color Boost Lift and gain controls. Camera Raw controls are also now all available on the BMD control panel and Gallery stills and memories are now selectable in one Split Screen group.
About The International Colorist Academy (ICA)
The ICA was founded by colorists Kevin Shaw and Warren Eagles, who have over 50 years of combined grading experience. They boast over 25 years of training and demo experience. Kevin and Warren are currently working colorists who have pooled their valuable experience in grading commercials, DI, music and drama projects, to create hands on colorist training courses. The ICA has formulated different types of training courses dependent on needs. Topics covered include basic color theory, digital and film workflows, Telecine and lab history, working with clients and of course lots of cool stuff on looks and styles.
About Warren Eagles
Warren Eagles has been grading for over 20 years and is now living in Australia. He is happy working on commercials and movies, drama or music using Resolve, 2K plus, Apple Color and Bones Dailies. He enjoys the challenges of working on different types of projects with new clients in new environments. Now working as a freelance colorist in Australia, Warren splits his time between grading and training throughout Asia. He has a lot of experience on a number of grading systems.
About Manhattan Edit Workshop – Certified Training in New York City and Your City
Headquartered in the Flatiron District of New York City, Manhattan Edit Workshop was founded in 2002 with the goal of providing cutting-edge instruction on Apple®, Adobe® and Avid® platforms. Since then, MEWShop has added Digital Cinema Production classes, DaVinci Resolve, Autodesk® Smoke®, Assimilate Scratch training and a two-week documentary film production course to its already impressive curriculum. MEWShop’s signature Six-Week Intensive is a jump-start for anyone looking for a career in post-production, while weekend and one-week courses introduce and solidify core editing concepts. Corporate and group training offer a customized curriculum, either in-house or on-site, for professionals eager to learn a new skill or to build on existing ones. The facility’s focus on small workshops, highly skilled and certified faculty, and a results-oriented curriculum have quickly won it the reputation as New York’s premier post-production teaching facility.