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Adobe Certified Video Instructor

Course Details

Time: 9AM - 4PM Eastern Time (ET)
Duration: 3 Days


This three-day hands-on course will familiarize students with Apple's masterful new color grading and finishing software. Start with the basics of color balancing and correction, and move on to the fine points of secondary grading, including scene matching, using vignettes to isolate and track regions, creating advanced color effects and "looks", skin tone adjustments, adjusting the composition and framing of a shot, and much more.



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Course Outline

  • Color Quick Start
    • Importing a Final Cut Pro Projects to Color, Composer and Viewer Windows, Introduction to Scopes, Basic Navigation, Introduction to the Color Rooms, and Outputting back to Final Cut Pro
  • Basic Primaries
    • Exploring the Primary Room, Using the Auto Balance Control, Correcting with the Color Wheels, Adjusting Contrast and Color with Color Wheels, Correcting Color and Contrast with Curves, Understanding Basic Saturation and Advanced Tab
  • Basic Secondary Grading
    • Overview of the Secondaries Room, Isolating Areas by Color using the eyedropper and HSL Selectors, Masking Areas by Shape, and Grading with Secondary Curves
  • Advanced Secondary Grading: Combining Grades
    • Using Multiple Vignettes, Combining Keys and Vignettes, and Employing Multiple Secondaries
  • Grade Management
    • Creating and Recalling Corrections and Grades, Using the Timeline, Using the Still Store Room, and Grouping Shots
  • Apply Effects in the Color FX Room
    • Overview of the Color FX Room, Used Grade Effects, Presets, Using Nodes, Day for Night, Bleach Bypass, Dream Sequence, Edge Vignette, Creating a Film Look, Using Old or Damaged Film-Vintage Effect, Saving and Recalling your Favorite Effect
  • Common Recipes: Creating Specific Looks
    • Correcting Skin Tones, Day for Night, Bleach Bypass, Dream Sequence, Edge Vignette, DV into Film Look, and Damaged/Vintage Film Look
  • Recomposing Shots in the Geometry Room
    • Geometry Room Overview, Pan-and-Scanning, Repositioning the Frame, Rotations and Zooms, Fixing Your Framing and Creating Custom Shapes
  • Tracking and Keyframing
    • Tracking Images, Applying Trackers to Vignettes, Applying Trackers to Other Corrections, Advanced Tracking Techniques and Using Keyframes
  • Finalizing Grades and Outputting
    • Broadcast Safe Settings, Render Settings, Using the Render Queue, Final Print Options, Final Gather Options, Exporting JPEGs and Archiving Projects

Private training is available for this course.

Call us at 1-888-484-2933 to learn more about our flexible scheduling options or complete our Information Request Form.

Our Policies

Cancellation Policy

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. will make every attempt to be flexible in regards to class cancellations and rescheduling. In an attempt to ensure that everyone enjoys a consistent training experience, Eliquo offers the following policies.

Public Courses

Any student cancellation that occurs a minimum of six (6) business days prior to a scheduled class is eligible for a full class credit or a 100% refund on the cost of the class. Due to scheduling logistics, if you cancel or re-schedule a registration within five (5) business days of the course date, payment is due in full at that time and will be held as a credit towards a re-scheduled date or a future course booking. Course credits are valid for 12 months from the date of the original class booking.

All cancellations and rescheduling requests must be sent in writing by email to registrations@eliquotraining.com. Verbal communication of a cancellation will not meet our refund requirements.

In the event that a class is cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, your full registration fee will be refunded or you can reserve a seat in the next available class. You will be notified of a class cancellation at least five (5) business days in advance of the scheduled class.

Eliquo Training and Development Inc. reserves the right to postpone or cancel a class at any time, in which case the refund and rescheduling policy would apply. Eliquo Training and Development Inc. is not liable for any travel expenses incurred by the student, even in the event of a cancellation.

Eliquo welcomes qualified substitute students in place of the originally registered student providing that we are notified in writing at least one day in advance before the class date.

Classes are offered on a first come first serve basis.

Web-Based Training

Refunds or course credits are not available to web-based class participants who are experiencing technical difficulties due to issues incurred on their own computer network(s). Eliquo Training and Development Inc. requires that web-based class participants follow the supplied set-up and testing procedures a minimum of three (3) days in advance of their class start date in order to avoid technical issues on the day of their class.

If you have any questions regarding our cancellation policies, please feel free to email us at registrations@eliquotraining.com or give us a call at (888) 484-2933.

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