Resolve Training – Grade a Short Film in Class – Austin TX, June 24-26
Patrick Inhofer from the TaoOfColor.com has scheduled a training in Austin to teach color correction and color grading a short film. Here is even better news: The classes are being held at Precision Camera. There are at least a dozen excellent restaurants within walking distance of the location, and it’s easy to get to in North Central Austin. There are plenty of hotels within 5-10 minutes of this location. At the end of this blog I list four hotels; there are more. I just cannot think of a better place to attend Colorist Flight School LIVE!, or a more experienced colorist to learn DaVinci Resolve from.
All the details for this two- or three-day training for Resolve are here. (Those who opt to attend for 3 days get a second short film to download and work on, and a bunch of other bonuses.) You bring your laptop with a copy of Resolve Lite on it. Patrick provides a USB drive with the short film source files and all the training materials. You keep everything after the class, which I think is a good thing. Lately, I’ve been to classes where you have to work on classroom machines and you cannot save or take home the media and files you worked on. Not anymore.
Given the excitement and complexity of learning a new tool, what I find helpful about Patrick’s training is his approach in providing a practical short film project that he actually delivers himself. Working with Patrick during these three days of training is like sitting next to him in his studio as an assistant. I took an early version of this course without Patrick around, and I wish I could have had him in the room with me for three days. Now he’s coming to Austin, so I’ll be there assisting Patrick and learning too! Always learning.
Who should consider participating in Colorist Flight School LIVE!?
- Assistant Editors and Assistant Colorists – If you want to properly prep a job for your editor or colorist, you can’t do that if you don’t understand their workflow and concerns. This class is a great way to get up to speed fast—on both the craft and the software.
- Editors – Are you looking to expand your skill set or perhaps offer your clients a sub-specialty? This class is a low-pressure way of getting introduced to the world of professional color correction. And you’ll learn a great piece of software while doing so.
- Colorists – Are you looking for more material for your demo reel? Or maybe you want a more interactive learning experience than a book or online video training or online forums can provide? This is a great opportunity to see how another colorist works, ask questions, and pick up a few valuable tidbits that you can ‘take with you’ to make a difference in your job.
- Beginning to Intermediate Resolve Users – Patrick starts with the fundamentals. Even if you’ve never worked on DaVinci Resolve, you’ll feel comfortable. If you’re experienced on Resolve, he’ll systematically delve into details that may have escaped you before.
The film that participants will be color correcting in class is a cut-down (PG-rated) version of the short film Death Scenes. Produced by a team of filmmakers practicing their craft in London – by creating 13 short horror films as an anthology series – the producers have graciously licensed their film to TaoOfColor.com (since they did the original color grade) for use as color correction teaching and practice material. A portion of the proceeds from this event goes back to BloodyCuts.co.uk, which they’ll plow back into their next short film.
Hope to see you here in Austin at Colorist Flight School LIVE!, June 24-26.
2438 West Anderson Lane
If you’re traveling from out of town, here are some hotels about 10 minutes’ drive time to Precision Camera:
Holiday Inn – Austin NW-Arboretum Area
8901 Business Park Dr., Austin 78759
9721 Arboretum Blvd, Austin 78759
Embassy Suites Austin
9505 Stonelake Boulevard, Austin 78759
Hyatt Place Austin/Arboretum
3612 Tudor Boulevard, Austin 78759
512 231 8491
Austin – local contact
Feel free to reach out to me for any questions.
Tom Parish, 512-782-4814, Central Austin 78704