Color Grading: 10 Essential Tips from a Pro Colorist | Fred Trevino | Skillshare

Color Grading: 10 Essential Tips from a Pro Colorist

Fred Trevino, Colorist

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12 Lessons (21m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. A Dark Environment

    • 3. Keep the Grade Moving

    • 4. Nightshift Does What?!

    • 5. ReCalibrate Your Eyes

    • 6. Technically Imperfect

    • 7. A Catalogue of Looks

    • 8. Know Cinematography

    • 9. Less is More

    • 10. Practice with a "Client"

    • 11. Film Stocks

    • 12. Outro

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About This Class

This course is 10 simple, yet essential, color correction and grading tips for anyone wanting to grow as a colorist. 

In this course students will learn a few important insights about color grading that you can only learn through years of experience.

This will include:

  • Why working in a dark environment is important.
  • Insights on grading quickly and why it helps.
  • How to recalibrate your eyes.
  • Why having a catalogue of looks is helpful to a colorist.
  • Why knowing cinematography is a top skill for a colorist.
  • Why a simple grade can be all you need.
  • Why grading someone else’s work is a real skill.
  • Why knowing film stocks is necessary.

Students should take this course who want to improve as colorists and gain a few insights that set apart a professional colorist from a beginner. 

This course is for anyone who wants to create accurate, creative, and original grades but doesn't have access to a full grading suite and are at the beginning of their color grading journey. Students will get a deeper understanding of the field of color grading and develop the confidence to start grading their own or other projects on a professional level.

About Your Teacher

Fred Trevino is a colorist with over 10 years experience.  He's graded over 40 feature films and hundreds of projects for high end clients such as HBO, Versace, ESPN, Under Armour and more. His narrative color work has screened at well known film festivals like Sundance, Cannes, and Slamdance. His goal is to use the experience and skills he's developed over his career to accelerate your learning in the field of color.