Color Grading School

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ADVANCE YOUR COLOR SKILLS

Course description

School description

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Are you a filmmaker looking to improve your color grading either as a professional freelancer or small business owner? You know how important color grading is to the final product and in helping you ‘stand out’ from your competitors. That’s why we have designed a 4 week training school specifically for you that is a step-by-step guide to understanding the art and theory of color grading so you can tell better stories. Our objective is to help you improve your color grading so you can elevate your production style leading to more clients and better paying opportunities.


HOW YOU'LL ADVANCE YOUR COLOR SKILLS

  • Follow step-by-step color correction and grading instruction plus mentoring*
  • Follow a proper grading workflow
  • Learn how to match multiple cameras and shots in a scene
  • Learn strategies to help you work more quickly and efficiently
  • Learn how to get proper and natural looking skin tones
  • Learn in depth color theory so you can create "looks" that aid the story
  • Learn how to create looks that imitate popular feature films
  • You'll receive certificate of completion upon completing the school

* Mentoring provided through private FB group

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What people are saying about the school:
“It’s no understatement to say that your online course has provided me with some essential new skills – skills that I have been craving for years really without knowing it – and the benefits will be show up in my work. Many thanks and best of luck with everything.” Boris Jänsch, Baci Films Ltd, U.K.


“[Your tutorials] are amazingly good. The presentation is clear, to the point and well thought out. I especially liked how you emphasized on the basics and workflow. That gives me a firm foundation and a clear roadmap of what needs to be done. Kudos to you for putting it up online…” Imran Saleh, Singapore


“What [Denver Riddle] has done with his tutorials is make color grading no longer too daunting, and no longer an after thought that people like myself could one day really venture into. His [tutorials] are amazing, and for me personally these have really helped me think about what potential stories I can tell, and how color will enhance the mood and feel of the story I am trying to convey.” Cecil Bonifacio, San Francisco, California


“You’ve been a fantastic teacher,… all your video’s on color grading central have helped me understand color grading and color correction in a much better way.” Ben Munro, Australia


“Thanks for such a great resource, Denver. I was awash in a sea of useless/no information online until I landed on your site. I wouldn’t say that I’m an expert at grading because of the tutorials you offer, but they definitely gave me the confidence and competence to know what’s involved and navigate my way around.” Noah Witchell, Omaha, Nebraska


“Thanks for sharing your valuable experience with us. Many people know a rare thing but very few reveal it.” Mazhar Shaik, Hyderabad, India

“[When] I discovered Color Grading Central, I was very impressed because for the first time, a colorist shared his working method to the world. And the results were great!” Lamberto Lamberti, Italy

Denver Riddle
Denver Riddle
Colorist

Denver Riddle is a professional colorist and founder of Color Grading Central. Denver received a B.S. degree in Digital Media from Utah Valley University. He has worked with various clients and fortune 500 companies, from national commercial spots to feature films, from the U.S. Ski Team to Facebook and Instagram. He started Color Grading Central as a learning resource for filmmakers and colorists. He is currently engaged in DaVinci Resolve instruction and training and developing software color grading tools! Denver Riddle currently calls Washington state home.

Course Curriculum

Content is released in a series of weekly modules one a week for four weeks. In module 1 we’ll cover primary color correction in week one. In week 2 we’ll cover secondary color correction in module 2. In week 3 we’ll color matching in module 3. And finally in week 4 we’ll cover color theory or creating looks that tell the story in module 4. Click “Show Content” to expand each module.

Welcome Start Here First 22:19
READ ME FIRST
ASCEND LUTs BONUS
Wipster.io Membership BONUS
Digital Imaging Technician E-Book BONUS
Private FB Group BONUS
Look Hacking System (FREE GIFT)
Look Hacking System Exercise Files
Show Content
Module 1 218:57
Database Setup and Project Manager
Preferences and Project Settings
Interface introduction
Media Page
Edit Page
Edit Tools Part 1
Edit Tools Part 2
Color page
Fairlight Page
Deliver Page
The Gallery
Conforming Introduction
Conforming with an XML
Conforming with an EDL
Scene Cut Detection
Download Scene Cut Detection Exercise Files
Fixing Scene Cut Detection Errors
Roundtripping, From Client to Delivery - Part 1
Roundtripping, From Client to Delivery - Part 2
Importing and Conforming Issues
Resolving Conform Issues
Scopes Introduction
Download Scopes Introduction Exercise Files
Waveform Scope
Download Waveform Scope Exercise Files
RGB Parade
Download RGB Parade Exercise Files
Vectorscope
Download Vectorscope Exercise Files
Histogram
Download Histogram Exercise Files
Color Grading Workflow
Setting Exposure
Download Setting Exposure Exercise Files
Color Balancing
Download Color Balancing Exercise Files
Color Balancing with Color Overlay Waveform
Color Balancing with Color Overlay Waveform Exercise Files
Broadcast Safe
Download Broadcast Safe Exercise Files
Using LUTs Overview
Using Technical LUTs
Using LUTs for Speed
Download Using LUTs for Speed Exercise Files
Using Creative LUTs
Download Using Creative LUTs Exercise Files
Resolve Color Management
ACES Color Management
Log Grading
Download Log Grading Exercise Files
Working with RED
Download Working with RED Exercise Files
Working with BMC
Download Working with BMC Exercise Files
Setup Your Own Grading Suite (Part 1 of 3)
Setup Your Own Grading Suite (Part 2 of 3)
Setup Your Own Grading Suite (Part 3 of 3)
Download Setup Your Own Grading Suite Files
Show Content
Module 2 144:20
Working with Serial Nodes
Working with Serial Nodes - Exercise Files
Working with Parallel nodes
Working with Parallel Nodes - Exercise Files
Working with Layer Mixers
Working with Layer Mixers - Exercise Files
Working with the Key Mixer
Working with the Key Mixer - Exercise Files
Power Windows
Power Windows - Exercise Files
Exploring the 3D Tracker
Exploring the 3D Tracker - Exercise Files
Fine Tuning the Tracker
Fine Tuning the Tracker Exercise Files
Stabilizing with the Tracker
Stabilizing with the Tracker - Exercise Files
Advanced Cleanup with Power Windows
Advanced Cleanup with Power Windows - Exercise Files
HSL Qualifier
HSL Qualifier - Exercise Files
HSL Qualifier Advanced
HSL Qualifier Advanced - Exercise Files
Hue Curves
Hue Curves - Exercise Files
Keyframes Editor
Soft Clip Tools
Keeping Nodes Organized
Keeping Nodes Organized - Exercise Files
Grading White Limbo
Grading White Limbo - Exercise Files
HDR Grading Technique
HDR Grading Technique - Exercise Files
Raccoon Eyes
Raccoon Eyes - Exercise Files
Sky Replacement
Sky Replacement - Exercise Files
Noise Reduction
Noise Reduction - Exercise Files
Noise Reduction with Splitter/Combiner Nodes
Noise Reduction with Splitter/Combiner Nodes - Exercise Files
Overlaying Effects
Overlaying Effects - Exercise Files
Working with OpenFX
Working with OpenFX - Exercise Files
Introduction to Ideal Skin Tones
Correcting Skin Tones
Correcting Skin Tones - Exercise Files
Correcting Darker Skin Tones
Correcting Darker Skin Tones - Exercise Files
Correcting Lighter Skin Tones
Correcting Lighter Skin Tones - Exercise Files
Recover Skin Tones with Parallel Nodes
Recover Skin Tones with Parallel Nodes - Exercise Files
Recover Blown Out Skin Tones
Recover Blown Out Skin Tones - Exercise File
Show Content
Module 3 147:41
Working with Remote/Local Grades
Working with Groups Part 1
Working with Groups Part 2
Using Gallery Stills
Automated Grading Features
Automated Grading Features - Exercise Files
Choosing a Hero Shot
Exploring Different Viewer Modes
Using the Lightbox View
Using The Lightbox View - Exercise Files
Matching Using the Split-Screen View
Matching Using the Split-Screen View - Exercise Files
Shot to Shot Matching
Shot to Shot Matching - Exercise Files
Shot to Shot Matching Advanced
Shot to Shot Matching Advanced - Exercise Files
Grading Multicam
Grading Multicam - Exercise Files
Grading Multicam Advanced
Grading Multicam Advanced - Exercise Files
Working with Charts Intro and Production
Auto Balancing with Charts - Classic
Auto Balancing with Charts - Classic - Exercise Files
Manually Balancing with Charts - Classic
Manually Balancing with Charts - Classic - Exercise Files
Auto Balancing with Charts - Video
Auto Balancing with Charts - Video - Exercise Files
Manually Balancing with Charts - Video
Manually Balancing with Charts - Video - Exercise Files
Auto Balancing with Charts - DSC
Auto Balancing with Charts - DSC - Exercise Files
Manually Balancing with Charts - DSC
Manually Balancing with Charts - DSC - Exercise Files
MC Building the Base Correction
MC Building the Base Correction - Exercise Files
MC Shot to Shot Matching
MC Grouping
MC Look Building
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Module 4 95:56
What is the Goal?
Creating Mood
Creating Mood - Exercise Files
Suggesting Time of Day
Suggesting Time of Day - Exercise Files
Contextual (Location Based) Looks
Contextual (Location Based) Looks - Exercise Files
Dialing Looks to Taste
Dialing Looks to Taste - Exercise Files
Creating Looks Around Skin Tones
Creating Looks Around Skin Tones - Exercise Files
Contrasts of Color Introduction
Contrast of Light and Dark
Contrast of Light and Dark - Exercise Files
Complementary Contrast/Warm-Cool Contrast
Complementary Contrast/Warm-Cool Contrast - Exercise Files
Contrast of Saturation
Contrast of Saturation - Exercise Files
Contrast of Hue
Contrast of Hue - Exercise Files
Memory Colors and What Colors Mean
Color Schemes and Harmonies
Creating Looks Based on Color Scheme
Creating Looks Based on Color Scheme - Exercise Files
Bleach Bypass
Bleach Bypass - Exercise Files
B&W Look
B&W Look - Exercise Files
Day For Night Look
Day for Night Look - Exercise Files
Cross Process Look
Cross Process Look - Exercise Files
Vintage Looks
Vintage Looks - Exercise Files
Cosmetic Look
Cosmetic Look - Exercise Files
Orange/Teal Look
Orange/Teal - Exercise Files
Wes Anderson Look
Wes Anderson Look - Exercise Files
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30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE

You’re protected by the BEST GUARANTEE EVER. You have 30 days to check it out go through the training and if by the end of that time you decide it’s not for you let me know and I’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked and you can still keep everything. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.