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Christopher Poterson

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Brought real colors in my editing

Digambar Kolekar

Thank you very much for giving me the precious knowledge about color grading. There were many confusions in my mind, but many of them are washed out. I am ve...

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Thank you very much for giving me the precious knowledge about color grading. There were many confusions in my mind, but many of them are washed out. I am very excited to go-ahead for next session

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Sam Morgan

I had a very basic knowledge when it came to grading but the first module covered all I knew but it greater detail. I am pumped to jump into the other 3 modu...

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I had a very basic knowledge when it came to grading but the first module covered all I knew but it greater detail. I am pumped to jump into the other 3 modules as the topics inside of them are new to me. Very excited.

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April Tran

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Tyrece Snowden

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GREAT ......

sumit dhaliwal

GREAT COURSE

GREAT COURSE

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Oskar Rydlinger

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Excellent course for color grading!!

Gary Morrison

Why keep producing video with poor to average color. Get some training because that is what is required to stop making rooky mistakes. I highly recommend C...

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Why keep producing video with poor to average color. Get some training because that is what is required to stop making rooky mistakes. I highly recommend Color Grading Central! Tons of examples from many different types of cameras.

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It is absolutely worth it!

Artur Krause

There is so mutch to learn about ColorGrading. This Course is interesting, easy to understand, it´s fun to watch and to practice. You learn the basics, the ...

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There is so mutch to learn about ColorGrading. This Course is interesting, easy to understand, it´s fun to watch and to practice. You learn the basics, the rules and you will be trusted with all the scopes. Thank you, Denver Riddle!

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Great!

Phuc Nguyen

I love it!

I love it!

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Helped me create work that stood out and got me clients

David Moum

You can find tutorials everywhere on YouTube and each one will tell you something different. Through this course, Denver not only teaches you the "tricks of ...

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You can find tutorials everywhere on YouTube and each one will tell you something different. Through this course, Denver not only teaches you the "tricks of the trade" but also the rudimentary skills needed to work with different color profiles, different cameras, styles, and how to sculpt the feel you want the audience to see. You may start out as a novice but by the end you can create the visual looks your projects need to make you stand out for clients who need your work. That's what happened to me, and since completing this course I have gotten so much more work and above all else, I have gotten more enjoyment and pride in my work. If you are getting started in video editing, or wishing to become a Colorist, then I highly recommend this course.

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Color Grading Academy For Adobe Premiere

Paul Slowley

For years I have been trying over and over to understand color science and how to apply it to my projects. It gets to the point where it was so overwhelming ...

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For years I have been trying over and over to understand color science and how to apply it to my projects. It gets to the point where it was so overwhelming trying to understand so I gave up. Now thanks to you Denver, you have compiled this course and broken down every steps making them understandable. I now have a renewed interest in learning how to color grade. I will continue to watch the videos and also practice alot. Thanks a mil for this training course. Well done. Paul G. Slowley

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I've just Completed Module 1 and All i can think is.....

Jeteral Mitchell

I've just Completed Module 1 and All i can think is how i am so much better equipped to even begin my edits. after the first couple of lessons, i had already...

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I've just Completed Module 1 and All i can think is how i am so much better equipped to even begin my edits. after the first couple of lessons, i had already achieved enough value to say i am better and definitely can feel the added value. Time to go in and start coloring all of my old footage!

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Simply Amazing!

hamza yusuf

Nothing is hidden and you have to respect Denver for that. For the price, the amount of knowledge and guidance given is unbeatable. If you're hesitating on w...

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Nothing is hidden and you have to respect Denver for that. For the price, the amount of knowledge and guidance given is unbeatable. If you're hesitating on whether or not to get this, STOP! Just pay the price, you won't regret it. If you're a filmmaker, understanding color is an indispensable tool and this course teaches you a huge chunk of what you need to know.

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Worth It

Jay Johnson

If you want to step your videos up a level then you definitely need to learn how to color. This was money well spent and it has helped me so much.

If you want to step your videos up a level then you definitely need to learn how to color. This was money well spent and it has helped me so much.

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Very helpful to understand the basic workings of color gr...

Marcus Bruno

I got a lot of useful tips and am already using them : ) .

I got a lot of useful tips and am already using them : ) .

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Excellent Course

Patrik Jacobsson

I have been watching a lot of you tube video on how to color correct and grading. And i think I have learned a lot from all those great you tubers out th...

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I have been watching a lot of you tube video on how to color correct and grading. And i think I have learned a lot from all those great you tubers out there. But I always had feeling that there was something missing. And the thing that I missed was structure. Someone that could give me a in depth approach on how to color correct and grade. Someone how could in a easy way explain "how to". One off the you tubers that i watch recommended Color Grading Central. I can only say one thing, its worth every cent. I'm very happy that i bought this course and I can really recommend it to any one that want to learn about color correction and grading. Denver Riddle has a easy and fun way to explain the courses. Tank you so much for this course/ Patrik Jacobsson - Sweden

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Best Tutorials ever

Matthias Gänswein EMGE DESIGN

The title says it all: I've learned so much in these tutorials and they are very easy to understand!

The title says it all: I've learned so much in these tutorials and they are very easy to understand!

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Excellent!!

Chi Hang Lee

Really tells us how to read the scopes and correct colors.

Really tells us how to read the scopes and correct colors.

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Awesome academy!

David Díaz

Surely one of the best investments i´ve done toward my filmmaking career. Its easy to follow and the information given is excellent!

Surely one of the best investments i´ve done toward my filmmaking career. Its easy to follow and the information given is excellent!

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Course Description

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.

 Take. Action. 

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.


Step-By-Step Mentoring

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
  •  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


Our Clients Include

 What Students Are Saying
 

"With Color Grading Central the sky really is the limit. I continue to use it to take my images to the next level and the next level after that. Personally I can't imagine where I would be had I not found this valuable valuable resource."
~ Brett Lyon/Filmmaker
https://vimeo.com/channels/scenebybrett


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.




30-DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE
You’re protected by the BEST GUARANTEE EVER. You have 30 days to check it out go through the masterclass and if by the end of that time you decide it’s not for you let me know and I’ll give you a full refund. No questions asked. You have absolutely nothing to lose and everything to gain.

Colorist

Denver Riddle

Hi I’m Denver. Yeah I know like the city and no I wasn’t born or conceived there :P 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!

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Module 01

    • READ ME FIRST

    • READ ME NEXT: RAW FOOTAGE

    • Download Exercise Files - Setting Up a Timeline in Premiere Pro

    • Setting Up a Timeline in Premiere Pro

    • Color Grading Workflow in Premiere Pro

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Introduction to Lumetri Scopes

    • Introduction to Scopes in Lumetri

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Lumetri Waveform Scopes

    • Lumetri Waveform Scopes

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Lumetri Parade Scopes

    • Lumetri Parade Scopes

    • Download Exercise Files - Lumetri Vectorscopes

    • Lumetri Vectorscope

    • Lumetri Histogram Scopes

    • Comments and questions about scopes

    • Download Exercise Files - Setting Exposure in Premiere Pro

    • Setting Exposure in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Color Balancing in Premiere Pro

    • Color Balancing in Premiere Pro

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Obsolete Color Effects in Premiere Pro

    • Obsolete Color Effects in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Color Balancing With The RGB Overlay

    • Color Balancing With The RGB Overlay

    • Download Exercise Files - Broadcast Safe in Premiere Pro

    • Broadcast Safe in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Overview of LUTs in Premiere Pro

    • Overview of LUTs in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Create, Add and Save LUTs in Premiere Pro

    • Create, Add and Save LUTs in Premiere Pro

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Using Technical LUTs in Premiere Pro

    • Using Technical LUTs in Premiere Pro

    • Using Creative LUTs in Premiere Pro

    • Comments and questions about LUTs

    • Color Management

    • Download Exercise Files - Working With RED RAW in Premiere Pro

    • Working With RED RAW in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Working With Black Magic Cinema Raw in Premiere Pro

    • Working With Black Magic Cinema Raw in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Working With LOG in Premiere Pro

    • Working With LOG in Premiere Pro

    • Coments and Questions about Module 1

  • 2

    Module 02

    • Download Exercise Files - Secondary Corrections With Vignettes and Masks

    • Secondary Corrections With Vignettes and Masks

    • Download Exercise Files - Effects and Mask Tracker in Premiere Pro

    • Effects And Mask Tracker in Premiere Pro

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Comments and questions about masks, vignettes and tracking

    • Download Exercise File - Hue Saturation Curve Tool in Premiere Pro

    • Hue Saturation Curve Tools in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - HSL Secondary Corrections in Premiere Pro

    • HSL Secondary Corrections in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - HSL Advanced Secondary Corrections in Premiere Pro

    • HSL Advanced Secondary Corrections in Premiere Pro

    • Comments and questions about HSL controls

    • Download Exercise Files - HDR Grading Technique in Premiere Pro

    • HDR Grading Technique in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Grading White Limbo in Premiere Pro

    • Color Correcting White Limbo in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Keyframing Effects in Premiere Pro

    • Keyframing Effects in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Raccoon Eyes Technique in Premiere Pro

    • Raccoon Eyes Technique in Premiere Pro

    • Introduction to Ideal Skin Tones

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Correcting Skin Tones in Premiere Pro

    • Correcting Skin Tones

    • Download Exercise Files - Correcting Darker Skin Tones in Premiere Pro

    • Correcting Darker Skin Tones

    • Download Exercise Files - Correcting Lighter Skin Tones in Premiere Pro

    • Correcting Lighter Skin Tones

    • Download Exercise Files - Recovering Skin Tones in Premiere Pro

    • Recovering Skin Tones

    • Comments and questions about grading skin tones

    • Export Options and Formats

    • Comments and Questions about Module 2

  • 3

    Module 03

    • Grade Management in Premiere Pro

    • Download Exercise Files - Grade Management in Premiere Pro

    • Picking a Hero Shot

    • Download Exercise Files - Shot to Shot Matching in Premiere Pro

    • Shot to Shot Matching

    • Download Exercise Files - Shot to Shot Matching Advanced in Premiere Pro

    • Shot to Shot Matching Advanced

    • Download Exercise Files - Shot to Shot Matching Multiple Cameras

    • Shot to Shot Matching Multiple Cameras

    • Download Exercise Files - Grading Multicam

    • Grading Multicam

    • Download Exercise Files - Grading Multicam Advanced in Premiere Pro

    • Grading Multicam Advanced

    • Download Exercise Files - Building the Base Correction

    • Masterclass Part 1: Building the Base Correction

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Shot to Shot Matching and Secondaries

    • Masterclass Part 2: Shot to Shot Matching and Secondaries

    • Download Exercise Files - Grouping

    • Masterclass Part 3: Grouping

    • Download Exercise Files - Looking Building Intro and Delivery

    • Masterclass Part 4: Look Building Intro and Delivery

    • Comments and Questions about Module 3

  • 4

    Module 04

    • What is The Goal?

    • Download Exercise Files - Creating Mood

    • Creating Mood

    • Download Exercise Files - Suggesting Time of Day

    • Suggesting Time of Day

    • Download Exercise Files - Contextual Looks

    • Contextual Looks

    • Download Exercise Files - Dialing Looks to Taste

    • Dialing Looks to Taste

    • Download Exercise Files - Creating Looks Around Skin Tone

    • Creating Looks Around Skin Tones

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Auditioning Different Scene Versions

    • Auditioning Different Scene Versions

    • Contrasts of Color Introduction

    • Download Exercise Files - Contrast of Light and Dark

    • Contrasts of Light and Dark

    • Download Exercise Files - Complementary Contrast and Warm Cool Contrast

    • Complementary Contrast and Warm Cool Contrast

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Contrast of Saturation

    • Contrast of Saturation

    • Download Exercise Files - Contrast of Hue

    • Contrast of Hue

    • Memory Colors and What Certain Colors Mean

    • Color Schemes and Harmonies

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Creative Looks Based on a Color Scheme

    • Creative Looks Based on a Color Scheme

    • Download Exercise Files - Bleach Bypass Look

    • Bleach Bypass Look

    • Download Exercise Files - Black and White Look

    • Black And White Look

    • Download Exercise Files - Day for Night Look

    • Day For Night Look

    • Download Exercise Files - Cross Process Look

    • Cross Process Look

      FREE PREVIEW
    • Download Exercise Files - Vintage Looks

    • Vintage Looks

    • Download Exercise Files - Cosmetic Look

    • Cosmetic Look

    • Download Exercise Files - Orange Teal Look

    • Orange Teal Look

    • Download Exercise Files - Wes Anderson Look

    • Wes Anderson Look

    • Comments and Questions about Module 4

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