The 2019 ICA Colorist Summit is here! Join us in beautiful Oahu at the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective where we have a wide array of courses happening. The ICA is staying at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani in Waikiki and there are discount rates for participants. This is also where the Colorist Mixer will be held, we hope you can join us there where we'll be having breakfast discussions and poolside drinks each day. All classes are taking place at the Hawaii Filmmakers Collective.

All courses are BYO machine. So be sure to pack your laptop, surfaces and anything else you'd like to use during these courses. 

Click here for a quick look at all courses on offer.

For reservations at the Sheraton Princess Kaiulani please call them on +1-808-921-4631 and tell them you're attending the ICA Colorist Summit! The discount rate is $140/ Night + Tax.

We have % discounts for anyone wanting to take 2-4 classes and there's also a full SUMMIT pass on the checkout page. Please contact Luke at luke@stonesoupproduction.com for discount codes or anymore information. 

2017 Bali Colorist Summit                                                   Why take an ICA Class?

Room 1 at HFC

Room 2 at HFC

Saturday, October 5:

RG 101: Learning to Grade With Resolve

 

Sunday October 6:

RG 101: Learning to Grade With Resolve

Monday October 7:

CT 201: Advanced Looks & Matching

Tuesday October 8:

CT 201: Advanced Looks & Matching

Thursday October 10:

RG 180: Intermediate Resolve Techniques

Friday October 11:

RG 203:Resolve Advanced Power Grade Looks

Saturday October 12:

RG 301: Looks & Matching

COLORIST MIXER 6-10 PM

Wednesday October 9:

Colorist Bootcamp

Friday October 11:

RG 201: Advanced Resolve Techniques and OFX

Saturday October 12:

CT 301: Color Design Master Class

Sunday October 12: 

CT 301: Color Design Master Class

Schedule for 2019 Summit:

Saturday, October 5:

RG 101: Learning to Grade With Resolve 2 Day course with Warren Eagles. 10/5-10/6  $750 USD

'The ultimate color resolve class. Start color correction the right way.'

This class is an excellent introduction to coloring with Davinci Resolve. It is ideal for first time

users and you do not need any experience to attend. It is important when learning any software

to learn the correct way, that will then form a great foundation going forward. Class size is

normally capped at ten students. Each student gets to work at their own workstation. 

The class mixes the operational side of Resolve with real world workflows and problems.

The aim is to get you to a standard where you can color a real job. It is run at a relaxed pace,

questions are encouraged and group participation is a key part of the course. This class is ideal for editors, DITs, DPs,

and Photographers, basically anybody with a desire to learn more about color correction.

You Will Learn

  • How to load the Resolve software and get started.

  • Complete overview of the software.

  • Basic editing and how to build a timeline.

  • Primary correction.

  • Secondary correction.                                                                                                                                       

  • What are waveforms scopes and how do they help?

  • Using an XML to bring in a timeline from Premiere or FCP.

  • Scene cut detector to break a complete “baked” clip exported from your editor

  • Five Power Windows. Learn why you use them, not just how to use them.

  • Tracking Windows with the auto tracker.

  • How the Nodes work; they are very powerful when used correctly.

  • Key-framing both color correction and framing controls.

  • Matching a sequence: Where do you start?

  • A general look at different camera formats.

  • Basic problems: The kind we all face.

  • Finishing and rendering to Vimeo, ProRes, back to Premiere, and so on.

  • Grading challenge.

Certificates

All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.

More information HERE.

Monday, October 7:

CT 201 Advanced Looks & Matching 2 Day course with Kevin Shaw 10/7-10/8   $750 USD

This is a hands-on operational masterclass for working colorists and freelancers. The goal is to achieve new looks from old techniques.We look at grading styles and looks that are frequently requested and discuss how to achieve them, along with the cultural meanings or concepts they impart to a project. This course is an ideal follow up to Colorist Strategies or other intermediate classes but is open to any colorist with hands on experience. The class is valid for all grading systems.

The workshop begins with a presentation of standard looks from a historical perspective. It then quickly moves into practical examples and experiments. Each participant can approach the course with their own ideas and objectives and everyone is encouraged to bring their own media to use in addition to the course media. This course is an exciting meeting of like-minded colorists and an opportunity to practice and try new ideas without the pressure of a client in attendance. Take advantage of this is a rare opportunity to sit together with other colorists to bounce problems and experiences around.

You Will Learn

  • What makes a “Look” iconic

  • The difference between a “Look” and a “Style”

  • Cinematic uses of color and contrast

  • How to analyze and reproduce reference looks

  • The best tools for black and white

  • How digital tools can imitate a chemical bleach bypass

  • When to use color washes and color casts

  • Different ways to handle day for night and time of day grades

  • How to manage isolation effects

  • How to have happy accidents!

Certificates

All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.

More information HERE.

Wednesday October 9: Colorist Bootcamp 10/9      $99 USD

 Come join us for an entire day with alternating sessions from Warren Eagles and Kevin Shaw covering topics such as HDR/ACES, creating looks, industry challenges, as well as 10 Resolve tips you cannot do without. Questions are encouraged throughout the day. We'll also have live polling throughout the day to help drive each lecture the way the attendees want it to go.

This was a big hit at our Summit in Bali as it's very rare to get all these trainers

in the same room at the same time!

The session will conclude at the poolside bar for more Q&A and beverages.

More information or to book a spot HERE.

 

 

 

 

Thursday, October 10:

RG 180: Intermediate Resolve Techniques 1 Day course with Warren Eagles 10/10   $399 USD

'How to make the CEO look good.'

Are you already using Resolve and starting to work with clients? If so this is the

class for you! Grading LOG/RAW from a variety of different cameras. Basic

Color theory, conforming and all nodes explained. It is ideal for current Resolve

users or students who have taken our RG101 course, have taken an online

introduction class, or are self-taught. It will give you the confidence to take your

grading to the next level.

We cover intermediate techniques using the latest Resolve software that focuses

on colorists who are starting to work with clients for the first time. RG180 also

looks at 8bit versus 10bit, 422 versus 444, color space, macro blocking, and general

problems that occur during a session.

More information or to book a spot HERE.

Friday, October 11:

RG 203 Resolve Advanced Power Grade Looks & Macros 1 Day course with Kevin Shaw 10/11   $399 USD

Participants explore how to make efficient macros, technical tools for analysis, pre-sets and complete looks that are usable over and over again. A collection of .drx grades and test patterns from the class is given out at the end of the course. Anyone that is not making regular use of PowerGrade needs to take this class!

This is a hands-on level 2 practical masterclass for Resolve users, but colorists from other systems are also welcome. Everyone is encouraged to bring their own ungraded media to use in addition to the course media.

PowerGrade was introduced as a learning aid, a powerful macro tool, and as a useful client management feature. Colorists taking this class will create PowerGrades that save time and improve creativity.

You Will Learn

  • The difference between the Still Store and PowerGrade

  • How to save time with PowerGrade

  • PowerGrade as a decision maker

  • How to import and export PowerGrades

  • Useful PowerGrade macros

  • How to make calibrated Iconic Looks

  • How to use system reference stills

  • How to organise PowerGrade libraries

  • How to manage PowerGrade nodes

  • Using Compound nodes to simplify complex grades

  • Popular Looks to have at hand

Certificates

All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.

More information or to book a spot HERE.

RG 201 Resolve Advanced Techniques & OFX Plugins 1 Day Course with Warren Eagles 10/11   $399 USD

Ideal for current Resolve colorists with at least one year of experience or students who have taken the RG101 or RG180 class. We cover advanced techniques using the latest Resolve software that focuses on colorists who are grading feature films, commercials, and TV dramas.

You Will Learn:

  • Color Managed timelines. ACES and RCM

  • OFX Plugins

  • Color Compressor

  • Deband

  • Beauty

  • Soften and Sharpen

  • Color Space Transform

  • Patch Replacer

  • Match Move

  • Lens Flares and more

More information or to book a spot HERE.

Saturday, October 12:

CT 301 Color Design Masterclass 2 Day Course with Kevin Shaw 10/12-10/13   $750 USD

This is a practical masterclass aimed at anyone involved in designing the look and style of a project. We look at color harmonies and balance and then apply the ideas to color grading. We focus on the principal elements of an image that clients of commercials, television and feature films all relate to; techniques cover skin, sky, products, mood and time of day as well as topics raised by the attendees. The goal is to manage these elements effectively and efficiently whilst maintaining the integrity of the project concepts and a color schema. This course is an ideal follow up to CT102: Colorist Strategies and CT201: Advanced Looks and Matching, but the class open to anyone with competent grading skills.

The workshop begins with a presentation of color harmonies and analysis. It then quickly moves into practical examples and experiments. Each participant can approach the course with their own ideas and objectives and everyone is encouraged to bring their own media to use in addition to the course media. There is a full demo system with panels in the class, but participants are welcome to bring in their own laptop systems to work with. This class is for all systems.

NOTE: This class is recognized by the Motion Picture Editors Guild and their members are eligible to get two thirds of cost of the class reimbursed through Contract Services. More information at www.csatf.org. You must apply to them and be pre-approved in order to qualify for reimbursement.

You Will Learn

  • Color Contrast and Color Juxtaposition

  • Popular Looks review

  • Color Design in grading looks

  • Color Design for image elements

  • Skin techniques and digital make-up

  • Sky and how to use it for balance or effect

  • Time of day effects

  • Interiors and exteriors; Color design with locations

  • More happy accidents!

Certificates

All students on this course receive an ICA Certificate.

More information or to book a spot HERE.

RG 301 Looks & Matching 1 Day Course with Warren Eagles 10/12   $399 USD

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.

                                                                                                                                                             

You Will Learn:                                                                                                       

  • 6 Sequences including Drama, Beauty, Cars & Period Drama

  • Bleach Bypass

  • Orange & Teal

  • Soften Skin Tones

  • ACES Drama Sequence

  • Cross Process & More

More information or to book a spot HERE.

2019 Colorist Mixer : Saturday October 12,   6:00 -10:00 pm @ The Sheraton Kaiulani Princess 

The Mixer moves to Hawaii! We've run these at NAB, ICB and also in Taipei and at our 2017 Summit in Bali.

Come and network with other colorists, directors, producers, DITs, filmmakers and everyone from the ICA. Win some prizes and hear about what to look out for in the coloring world going into 2020.

This is a free event but if you'd 

like to be a part of the lucky draw

you need to purchase a ticket 

here. They're $10 each and 

you can buy up to 3 per person.

RG 180 at ABELCINE

RG 101 at AbelCine

SINGAPORE RG 301

We look forward to seeing you in Waikiki at the 2019 Hawaiian Colorist Summit.

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