Color Grading Academy for Adobe Premiere by Denver Riddle
Color Grading Academy For Adobe Premiere
Making The Grade | taught by Denver Riddle
About the instructor
Hi I’m Denver. Yeah I know like the city and no I wasn’t born or conceived there 😛 In high school I borrowed my grandmother’s digital camcorder (the first “MiniDV” camera to the market which technically belonged to the university where she taught) and made extreme sports videos with my friends… luckily we returned it in one piece… She still doesn’t know what exactly I was using it for, shhh our little secret 😉
From that moment forward I knew that I was destined to create things with video to either capture experiences or tell powerful stories. When I discovered color grading I felt like it was a powerful extension of what I was capturing on camera. A way to enhance the story and one of the keys to making it look like a big Hollywood production.
And so I decided to pursue a career as a colorist but quickly found there weren’t many resources or many people willing to help. It seemed like it was some sort of elitist club where you had pay your dues as an ‘assistant’ for a decade before you got a crack at the big fancy control surface.
Well the good news is that isn’t the only way to do it and I did NOT do it that way. I learned that armed with the right techniques and some practice it can really go a long ways and where it took me years to discover some of the techniques you can start learning them today!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with various clients and fortune 500 companies, from national commercial spots to feature films, from the U.S. Ski Team to Facebook and Instagram. I’ve been able to help thousands enjoy what I love and you can trust my experience and my commitment to hold nothing back.
Do something great today and create what you love!
Why Can’t I Color Grade Like That?
Chances are you’re either a filmmaker or an editor and you handle all of you’re own color grading inside of Premiere (the buck stops with you). But you might be feeling frustrated when you’re not getting the results that you’re looking for. You may feel overwhelmed with the Lumetri Color panel or you may even watch a film or project and say to yourself, “Why can’t I grade like that?”
Well I know how you feel and I’ve been there. In fact I remember the day years ago that my boss told me my grading was either “too extreme” or “looked muddy.” He then assigned the project to somebody else! This was a major blow to my creative ego and to say it made me feel inadequate is an understatement.
Well the good news is color grading is my obsession and so I didn’t want to give up. Through years of practice and study I was able to discover the groundbreaking techniques that top colorists from around the world use. Techniques that I used when grading commercials for big brands like Facebook and on films with theatrical releases.
Imagine for a moment what it would feel like knowing that you’re getting the most cinematic look from your camera. How it would feel to be complimented on the style of your work. What would it mean to stand out from your competitors who are likely not even thinking of color grading or very good at it? And how would it feel to land a big project with a major client? You can do it and I’m here to help you.
What if you were only one technique or tutorial away from getting the results you’re looking for in Adobe Premiere? What if there was someone willing to mentor you every step of the way? Someone willing to open up and share their top grading techniques and share with you how color theory can have an impact on your grading.
The Color Grading Masterclass for Adobe Premiere is 6 months in the making. Yes you heard that right, 6 months to ensure that all the basics, virtually every question is covered and no stone left unturned. We have surveyed extensively and have received feedback from our members so that we know all the key points to cover.
I have a keen interest in helping you to see results in your color grading. We have thousands of satisfied members but what I’m interested in where you’re currently at, the struggles you’re currently going through and helping you get to the finish line. When you feel confident in your abilities and you celebrate your success is when I’ll celebrate. Feel free to peruse the masterclass curriculum and I’m always one email away if you have a question or need some feedback.
What You Get
- A step-by-step color grading training program
- Opportunities to ask questions and get answers from me
- Nearly 70 in-depth training titles
- Exercise files so you can download and follow along with
- A proper color grading workflow
- Easy to follow system for matching multiple cameras and shots in a scene
- Strategies to help you work more quickly and efficiently
- In-depth series on getting proper and natural looking skin tones
- In-depth color theory series so you can create “looks” that aid the story
- Breakdown series on creating the looks of popular feature films
- A certificate of completion upon completing the masterclass
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Frequently Asked Questions
Is the training live? How is the training administered?
The training consists of pre-recorded online tutorials that are well produced with densely packed material that stays on message and drives straight to the point. We have Disqus enabled discussions so you can interact with myself and other students but you are free to proceed at your own pace.
How long will I have access to the training?
When signing up for the masterclass, you’ll have LIFETIME ACCESS to the content and you’re free to take the course at your own pace. There are no beginning or ending dates.
Are the tutorials downloadable?
Yes each title has a download option available.
Will you be adding more content or what happens when a new version of CC comes out?
We are always on the look out to add new relevant content and are committed to updating the tutorials to the latest significant CC version.