Aim of the course: learn new skills for HDR
This course is much more than a one-off tutorial. Learn to take full advantage of new workflows and develop new skills for high dynamic range content. Experience how lighting, editing and grading are affected, and which tools are most useful to achieve bigger, better color. Learn the three essential workflows for HDR mastering. The course covers critical concepts and practical considerations for HDR production, workflow, grading, mastering, distribution, and viewing. You will also build your vocabulary around HDR and communicate effectively in technical and creative related discussion.
Course targeted towards colorists, VFX artists, DIT, editors, and more
This is an introductory level course ideal for colorists, engineers, cinematographers, DITs, VFX artists, and editors involved in HDR pre-production, production and post-production. It’s also useful for producers, directors and designers as they encounter demand for HDR, Dolby vision, UHD Premium, Rec 2020, and wide color gamut. If you are looking for a structured HDR tutorial, this course is for you.
An HDR display is useful for the practical exercises, but not necessary for the course. Ideally, you’ll want to take this course before investing in HDR if you can, as it will save you time and money! The course utilizes Resolve to explain many of the principles but you don’t need to be an experienced colorist to get a lot of information out of the course.
Materials provided in the downloads for the course
You will receive instruction in 13 class movies filmed at Dolby London, as well as three Resolve archives with projects and media to grade.
- Project 1 has test images and raw content from the BlackMagic Design BMPCC 6k camera
- Project 2 is an SDR quicktime promo that you will trim to HDR
- Project 3 is more than 40 scenes of professionally shot Red (.r3d) footage from the documentary Namibia – The Spirit of Wilderness ( ©Busch Media Group)
This course includes over 7.5 hours of recorded sessions with practical demonstrations using DaVinci Resolve for on-demand playback and practice.
Once you purchase this course, you can immediately download all class instruction videos. This course is not part of the normal fxphd membership and does not include access to our discussion forums or VPN software. Footage supplied with the course may only be used for learning (use in commercial or non-commercial projects is prohibited).
Kevin Shaw, CSI is a consultant, instructor and colourist with over 35 years of experience. He is currently President of Colorist Society International (CSI), co-founder of the International Colorist Academy (ICA), an Academy ACES mentor, Dolby Vision HDR consultant Xrite Coloratti and certified BMD Resolve 16 trainer. He is a member of the Professional Video Alliance (PVA) and a trained display calibration expert.
In 2009, he co-founded the International Colorist Academy to share his knowledge and experiences with the growing new generation of software colorists. In 2016 he co-founded Colorist Society International (CSI), which is the first organisation to represent professional motion picture colorists and he is currently serving as President. Since 2017 he has focused on HDR display work and is excited about the new opportunities that brings.