(Virtual Classroom) RG301: Looks and Matching Masterclass
9th- 10th July, RG301 Virtual: Warren’s ‘Looks and Matching’
1:00 PM AUSTRALIA
10:00 AM BANGKOK
8:30 AM INDIA
8:00 AM PAKISTAN
NEW! LIVE VIRTUAL TRAINING
Pixel Magic Bangkok Live training events—whether online or in person—offer instructor-led, hands-on courses, with an emphasis on the social aspects of learning. That’s in stark contrast to typical training products based on pre-recorded classes. Each course is led by an expert practitioner in the subject, someone working in industry. They’ve seen what works and what doesn’t—instead of just memorizing a syllabus and slide deck. These instructors guide you through hands-on course materials and they’re available to help answer your questions at any point. And you’re able to interact with other students, learning from their experience.
- Matching Shots Looks
- Managing Nodes and Grades
- Work with multiple projects to learn advanced, practical techniques with node structure, grading different cameras, matching and workflows in Resolve.
- You’ll acquire real-world skills that you can apply to real-world productions.
Once you purchase this course, you can immediately download all class instruction videos. This training includes access to a special Looks & Matching forum, but doesn’t include VPN software. Footage supplied with the course may only be used for learning (use in commercial or non-commercial projects is prohibited).
What will you Learn and How You Can Apply It?
✅ Match a Film Looks
✅ Shot Matching
✅ Advanced Finishing Look for Music Video, Pack Shots,
✅ Grading for the web Beauty/ Skin & Fashion Action
✅ Using a variety of different footage, including Arri Alexa, Blackmagic URSA Mini, RED R3D, Sony FS7, and lots more.
✅ Using LUTs for wedding in a creative way.
✅ Dram Workflow and Matching
✅ Control Surface
✅ Luts Vs. Powergrades Vs. The Tools
Who should attend?
This course is a creative class that focuses on the art of color correction and not learning the software. This course is perfect for people who are already colorists but want to take their grading to the next level. The student can keep all the ICA media, the lessons, projects and the screen recordings. Making it a great way to continue your learning long after the class has finished.
Students will learn how to bring a movie or sequence to life. They will review movie and drama sequences and discuss how the color and mood has enhanced the film. They will also learn how to create the traditional “looks” from movies, TV commercials, and music videos, as well as how to match those looks, not only shot to shot, but also to an entire scene.
The instructor will address the different challenges presented by each sequence or camera, along with the different creative ways to color them. Students get the chance to do the same in a timed situation, just as in a real session, but with the instructor playing the client’s role. Each grade is then reviewed by the group to simulate a client review session.
We encourage students to bring their own footage to work on and share with the class.
We will also look at the best practices for approaching a session, when to push the grade, and when to hold back. Learn about how the instructor deals with clients in the room and how to make sure they come back. Create established looks and explore how to make new ones. Remember: It’s a subjective art form, so just play and have fun.
Here is a sample of some of the media used:
- Beauty-type TV commercial shot on the BMCC. Great for doing very soft/mist type looks. Great for exploring the Resolve OFX Plugins.
- A war sequence shot on Sony F3. Fantastic for a ‘Saving Private Ryan’ Bleach Bypass grade, a hot jungle look, or the classic Day for Night feel.
- “House of Cards” reconstruction of the classic Netflix show, shot on Arri Alexa. This includes dialogue and re-enacts the original scene.
- BMW TV commercial shot on Alexa that focuses on how we can make the car the star.
- TV station promo. Ideal for skin tones and matching.
- “Courtroom” problem grading challenge in ACES shot with the Arri Alexa, BMD Ursa Mini Pro, GoPro and Sony FS7 cameras.
- A “Peaky Blinders”-type BBC period drama graded with a soft highlight look, then an alternate hard grainy Bleach Bypass grade.
“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
Who Should Attend
Great for any current Resolve colorists with at least one year of experience or previous students who have completed any ICA class.
You Will Learn
- Using LUTs in a creative way.
- Using Plugins and Resolve Presets.
- Preloading your timeline with a set Node tree.
- Log grading versus Lift Gamma Gain.
- Advanced keying and Curve control.
- Power Windows used in a creative way.
- When to use the OFX plugins.
- Spot colors
- Bleach Bypass
- The “Wishy Washy” flat look
- Cross Process
- Day for Night
- Classic Black and White
- Schindler’s List Color Isolation
- Orange and Teal
Warren Eagles is a freelance colorist based in Australia with over 28 years experience. He started coloring with Resolve in 2005 and loves grading both long and short form projects. He co-founded the ICA in 2009 and has conducted over 250 classes.
Certificates & Materials
All students receive an ICA Certificate, selected media, and PDF tutorials.