Colourlab Color Managed Workflow Certification Program


New York 15-16 July 2019 with Dado Valentic

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With this course, we have created the most comprehensive color training for digital cinematographers available today. The high impact techniques taught in this course, will completely change your approach to digital cinematography and elevate your image quality to the next level. You will learn how to get the most out of modern digital cameras and be able to take full control over your image. We will teach you how to create a whole spectrum of looks and how to emulate a variety of historic film stocks while working in SDR, HDR or ACES. At the end of this two-day training, you will not only have full insider knowledge and techniques but will also gain full practical experience of how to use them.

Color Managed Workflow training was originally developed with the support of British Film Institute and since, has established itself as a standard for modern Film and TV professionals working on top shows for Netflix, Amazon, and HBO.

Now in 2019, in collaboration with AbelCine, and with access to the latest cameras, reference monitoring, and projection technology, we are making this great training accessible more than ever before.

Colourlab Color Managed Workflow Certification Program is a training package consisting of:

1. Two Day Masterclass with Dado Valentic

2. Complimentary Online Training

3. Colourlab Studio License in value of $600


Introduction to Color Science

  • What is Color Science?
  • Light and the human visual system
  • Physics of Color
  • Color Systems
  • How do we see Color?
  • The mysterious world of illusion
  • Color and Emotion
  • Color and Harmony
Introduction to Digital Cinematography

  • Digital camera sensors
  • RAW processing pipeline
  • Color spaces
  • What is gamma, linear, log, PQ
  • The truth about resolution, bit depth, and compression
  • Common digital camera models
  • Red, Arri, Panasonic, Sony, BMD, Canon, Drone and mini Cameras
Color Management Fundamentals
  • Color Managed Workflow overview
  • What is Look and how to create it
  • Primary Color Correction and CDLs
  • 3D LUT and Image DNA
  • CMW Step 1: Color Management On-set
  • CMW Step 2: Datalab, Dailies and Transcoding
  • CMW Step 3: Editorial, Avid, Premiere and VFX
  • CMW Step 4: Final Grade and ColorTrace
Practical Color Management
  • Colourlab interface overview
  • Advanced color science and how this works in Colourlab
  • Look Design using Colourlab
  • Making a LUT and loading it into Camera or LUT box
  • Combining CDL and LUT
  • Creating ASC CDLs using Arri Look Tool or LiveGrade
  • Colourlab ACES Film Stock Emulation
  • Colourlab HDR and look translation
Advanced Color Management

  • ACES – Academy Color Encoding System Explained
  • Monitoring onset in ACEScct
  • Grading in ACEScct with Davinci Resolve
  • Using Sony BVM X-300
  • HDR Explained
  • HDR10 and HDR10+
  • Dolby Vision
Advanced Look Design

  • Advanced use of Secondaries
  • Creative Palettes and Film Profiles and how to use them
  • What can you do to protect image quality
  • Creative looks:
  • Hipster looks
  • Cross process on Kodak Vision 3
  • Sci-Fi looks
  • Classic Kodak Print Look
  • Kodak Vision Camera Negative Look
  • Fuji for Action Film Look
  • Updated Fuji 16mm Noir
  • Classic black and white
  • Orange and Teal
  • Northern Flat look
  • Flashback look
  • What’s popular now look

  • Each attendee should bring their own Laptop otherwise a workstation will be provided
  • We are using SONY BVM X-300 and Panasonic OLED HDR monitors
  • We will be practicing using RED DSMC2 camera, Flanders Box I/O and Teradeck Colr
  • All training media will be provided. This media originates from actual projects and is shot using Arri Alexa, RED or Panasonic Varicam
  • Upon successful completion, each attendee will be issued with industry-wide recognized Masterclass certificate
  • Each attendee will be issued with one complimentary license for Colourlab Studio in value of $600


Color Managed Workflow with Dado Valentic was brilliant. It allowed for full interaction with Dado and he was able to answer all of the questions and theory behind software and color science. Great workshop!

John Montgomery



There are many ways how to approach Color Grading. The main difference between Dado's way of teaching and other is that he teaches the real way to work by giving plenty of practical examples and that makes all the difference

Steve Beganyi
Senior Colorist, NYC


Wonderful communication and an instructor with a great sense of humour and expertise that inspire.

Milena Grozeva
Senior Colorist

95% of Our Students Have Rated Color Managed Workflow

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