Cinematic Color Grading: Making Your Videos Come Alive
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Cinematic Color Grading: Making Your Videos Come Alive

Learn how to take your footage to the next level using professional color correct and grading techniques.
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Created by Matti Haapoja
Last updated 3/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • You will learn to use industry standard techniques and tips to color grade your films in a cinematic way using a variety of programs and plugins.
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Requirements
  • You should have a basic understanding of any editing program like Adobe Premiere Pro
  • You should be able to film your own video and do a simple edit
  • A basic understanding of After Effects and/or Davinci will help but is not necessary
Description

Have you ever looked at someones film and thought "that color grade looks incredible how do they do it"?  Then this is the perfect course for you.  

I'm here to teach you how to color grade your videos to look more cinematic in order to take your videography to the next level.  

This course is designed to show you what goes into making a cinematic color grade for your film and how to better tell your story through color grading.  We will learn about theory of color grading, tools to help you grade, how to shoot so your footage has the best starting point, how to color correct, how to color grade, what my workflow is and most importantly tons of examples. 

We will focus on programs like Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects, Davinci Resolve but the same practices can be applied to any editing program.  We will look at how to use color wheels, curves, denoisers, scopes, LUTs and more! Once you understand the concepts in this course you will understand what it takes to color grade your film no matter what the program or plugin you use.  

What makes me qualified to teach this course?

I've been a filmmaker for over 7 years now working in the industry here in Toronto, Canada.  I've been the director of photography for countless projects and color graded tons of them.  The single question I get asked most often is "How do you color grade your films?"  Well its time for me to reveal to you professional tips and tricks on how to grade your films.

Why take this course?

It's easier now than ever to become a film maker and that makes the market saturated.  But one of the best ways you can make your films stand out and look more professional is the color grade. Once you learn these color grading concepts you will be able to increase the quality of your films and in turn be able to charge your clients more because they know they are getting the best quality.  

You can't go wrong with investing in yourself!

So what are you waiting for?  Invest in yourself by learning these industry standard tips and techniques on how to color grade your films. 

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for all film makers who want to take their post processing to the next level.
  • Videographers who want a professional color grade on their films
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Curriculum For This Course
30 Lectures
01:57:57
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Lets Get Started
2 Lectures 01:42

1.2 Course Summary
00:21
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Theory And Tools
5 Lectures 11:17

2.2 Exposure
01:23

2.3 Color Theory
02:31

http://nofilmschool.com/2015/08/how-grade-shot-start-finish-new-lumetri-color-panel-premiere-pro

2.4 Scopes
02:54

2.5 Plugins and Programs
01:26
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While Shooting
7 Lectures 10:04


3.3 Shutter Speed
01:42

3.4 Aperture
01:02

3.5 White Balance
00:26

3.6 ISO
00:39

3.7 Camera Tools
03:36
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Color Correcting
5 Lectures 15:16

4.2 Color Correction Process And Denoising
03:43

4.3 Correcting Exposure
01:58

4.4 Correcting Colors
02:07

4.5 Advanced Color Correcting
02:27
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Color Grading
3 Lectures 12:09

To buy your own LUTs you can visit: http://www.mattihaapoja.com/store/

5.1 Color Grading And LUTs
04:49

5.2 Color Grading Process
05:16

5.3 Extra Tips
02:04
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Workflow
1 Lecture 06:34
6.1 Workflow
06:34
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Examples
6 Lectures 01:00:09
7.1 Example 1 - After Effects
16:38

7.2 Example 2 - Using Lumetri
07:30

7.3 Example 3 - Without LUTs
10:05

7.4 Example 4 - Lift Shadows
07:32

7.5 Example 5 - Day For Night
06:18

7.6 Example 6 - Multiple Cameras
12:06
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You're Done!
1 Lecture 00:46

Here are some great resources on color grading I've found over the years.

http://www.thehurlblog.com/cinematography-online-7-tips-for-hd-color-correction-and-dslr-color-correction/

http://nofilmschool.com/2015/11/simple-trick-make-your-color-grades-look-more-professional

http://nofilmschool.com/2016/06/how-use-color-grading-make-your-audience-feel-all-feels

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/the-video-editors-guide-to-color-grading/

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/how-to-correct-underexposed-footage/

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/the-video-editors-guide-to-color-grading/

https://vimeo.com/visioncolor

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4sblEu4x5ug

8.1 THE END!
00:46
About the Instructor
Matti Haapoja
4.2 Average rating
616 Reviews
2,133 Students
3 Courses
Helping you to create cinematic films

I'm a  Director and DP from Finland based out of Toronto, Canada.  My passion is to inspire people by telling stories through cinematic, documentary style film.  And I want to teach you how to do the same! I've worked with a variety of clients such as Nike, San Pellegrino, Energizer, Foresters, Visit Norway, Visit Finland, and Matador Network.  

I also run a Youtube channel called Travel Feels that I post travel films, tutorials, product reviews and behind the scenes videos.  

If you have any questions feel free to message me and I'll respond as soon as possible.