I'm new to video film editing
cinema grade I learning a lot thank you guys
Great tutorial! Highly recommended.
Denver has made something extremely special here! i am grading like i always wished i could and has made it so simple and fast its mind blowing! the things i am able to do now and i have only just finished the first module of the the Color Gradi...
cinema grade I learning a lot thank you guys
Denver has made something extremely special here! i am grading like i always wished i could and has made it so simple and fast its mind blowing! the things i am able to do now and i have only just finished the first module of the the Color Gradi...
This course was excellent!
Is there a way to get PDF copies of some of the references though? False colors chart, Ansel Adams scale, etc...
I expected this course to be about color grade, the tool. Instead, I got a course, packed with information about color grading in general, while using the color grade tool for implementation. This course gave me a complete review of color theory...
I have Cinema Grade since time, but couldn't use well withwout this course. Beyond this, Denver gives many advice and trick to undestand what is color correction and I can do very well.
...I got this course to learn quickly, as i don't have a lot of time for reading...and I am a visual-artist, so learn much easier and retain better watching video examples. This course did exactly that, so I feel the investment was worthwhile...Bu...
Very helpful! Thanks!
As a charatcher Denver keeps me engaged whist taking me step by step through this A class performance! After competing this I now feel very confident to show the world my new 8 min video without feeling that I could of done better. Go big or go...
This was absolutely amazing. It totally demystified the color scopes and how to read and apply them. Very cool.
I can't begin to thank Denver for the creation of Cinema Grade AND the Academy class. I knew nothing about correction and grading before starting, and Cinema Grade (in combination with taking the class) has allowed me to confidently correct, match...
Cinema Grade helped me a lot on my way in getting better looking footage. Everything is explained as good as possible and easy to understand. Now I am going a step forward by starting the Color Grading Academy. Thank You Denver Ilja van de Kasteele
Really enjoyed this color grading course and how comprehensive everything is. I've been enjoying using Cinema Grade for my projects in Premiere Pro and plan on keeping it as my primary grading tool. The plugin itself really makes color grading a f...
It's amazing to see how he breaks down the application, showing how the app is laid out to indicate which one we should touch on first. I love the way he explains it while still being able to try my own experimental way of editing. Thanks a bunch!
I went thru the two modules to get a general view and now I am playing around with the exercises I downloaded. So, I am still learning and working with the course. I understand that the course is always available for reference when one has a doub...
I am so glad I purchased the package with the Academy it is simply amazing and you really can not appreciate the power of Cinema Grade without this insight and knowledge.
Great intro guide to color grading.
Loved it. the explanations are so easy to understand and makes it easy to understand what I am going to use the tools for. I will now go back and watch everything again and do the same adjustments as was done in the video. I will then do it all ov...
From knowing nothing about color correction and tools to confidently in adjusting the look of my videos. Great content and delivery.
Since I saw the first ad for Cinemagrade, I knew I had to get it; and I was not disappointed. It comes with in-depth tutorials for every aspect of color grading that I needed to know. It is also super easy to use and I like the minimalistic view t...
I really enjoyed taking this course and learning about how to color grade. Very informative and well done.
After messing around with Cinema Grade for a few days I still felt like I didn't have full control over my images. After taking the course, I feel so well equipped to rock my color grading game. Thank you so much!
Great overview and tutorial! The only thing I found frustrating was the lack of a false color chart next to the video scopes on the bottom. Would be a nice feature to gauge skin tones and ranges you want to see in the image. I also couldn't downlo...
I’m very new to videography and much less colorgrading. This course helped me so much!!
This tool is amazing!
Excellent course and set up well so I can come back and review. Class helped me understand my camera settings more.
Very detailed, awesome tips and tricks
Great job making this simple enough for a beginner to understand. The course is quick and concise and serves as a great tool to get up and running. Thanks!
I've just finished Module 1 Reaaly happy with CG and all the support that brings this course.
I definitely recommend this course. I'm learning good stuff in here!
I found the entirety of the course very well put together and I didn't feel like it was too overbearing, or too much to learn. I didn't find it necessary to download the content as I was more immersed in watching the process rather than trying it ...
I am a photographer, well actually a police man and I startet my own business as a photographer and artist and now I wanna get further with shooting my own video images for myself and clients. Cinema Grade and especially the academy helped me just...
These are very informative crash course modules! Just enough information, not too long. I do like that there are many different examples shown of how to make the proper changes of each step. The ease and use of the software is like no other! Exce...
I'm a beginner / NOOB at editing and color grading. After learning some basics from Davince Resolve tutorials, where you use the color wheels and the curves, I decided that I needed something more basic to get the foundation in principles that I ...
Easy to understand tutorial videos, explaining much more detail on how and why we colour grade. Surprising how much of it sinks in!
At first, I was sceptical of the course as it states that it is for beginners and professionals alike. It begins overviewing the tools within the programme often in very technical jargon and detail. After the first few lessons, I was concerned tha...
find the course especially useful for people with a bit understanding of photo/video editing, but straight forward enough for almost everyone. Worth revisiting after more usages and experiences. Simply amazing!
The course is amazingly simple and clear, yet full of thorough items. Denver took the time to share his knowledge and perfected it. Thank you.
A very clear, step-by-step course that will get even a beginner like me creating higher quality material
muy claro y didáctico y viniendo de un mundo totalmente ajeno logre entender el proceso para un adecuado trabajo... ahora a practicar y ponerlo en practica
Got this course through the filmmaker package and let me tell you, it was worth EVERY penny!! I tried using the cinema grade free trial on my own for a week with little progress, and after taking this course I wonder why I even bothered trying. Do...
Great course. Eliminates the unknown elements of color grading. Following the flow, as taught in the course, my color grading speed and final result looks so much better than before. I also feel much more comfortable with the technical aspects of ...
Because this tool is so easy and great, it makes it easy to learn like a Pro and almost feel like a Colorist.
Very clear and easily absorbed
This product was well worth the cost. This was my first time trying to adjust color. I had footage from 4 different cameras shot over 12 years. Cinema Grade and the color training got me through this huge task.
Colour grading was a weak point for me and I was desperate to get better at it. Being self taught, I started searching tinterweb and came across not only the Cinema Grade Plugin for FCPX, but the academy too, which was just what I needed! I...
Thus far I have nothing but great things to say about this program. It has given me great confidence in feeling able to do something that previously I felt I wouldn't be able to understand. It has simplified this process and made me want to look i...
Denver you are amazing and I have learned more in module 1 than I ever thought I would with color grading. This is a game changer and Cinema Grade is going to save me so much time sorting my HERO shots being able to compare shot matching quickly. ...
I feelmlike a pro right now.I bought the filmmaker pack and ooh boy.Thats value for my money.Everything that I have ever dreamt of in respect of Grading that I couldnt quiet get now at my disposal.I think it and the tools are available to create i...
Great resource. Clear and results-oriented. Highly recommended.
Well, The Academy is just AMAZING... Following Denver and all he shares is just a huge constant learning curve in color Grading. Don't be afraid to invest some of your time in it is worst. I can come back anytime on each video and felling more com...
5 Star A1!!!!....I'm so glad that I did this!!!
module one was very helpful thanks. now for some practice
Denver is incredible, such a wealth of information on color grading. Learned so much, had no idea coloring was this in-depth. Indirectly I'll be able to take a lot of this knowledge into my photography as well. I definitely will recommend Cinema G...
Excellent instruction and great examples. Thanks!
These tutorials are so helpful and I'm really glad for buying this course! I'm pretty sure, that I can get the best out of the Cinema Grade in the future! Thank you so much!
Learning how to properly color correct my videos has been a challenge for some time. Now that I've completed the entire lessons on Cinema Grade I've learned a lot and I'm excited to put it into practice. Denver did such an amazing job in explainin...
Very detailed and straight to the point. Thanks!
I was watching youtube videos before buying the program and although it definitely seemed simpler than other color grading programs, it was still very intimidating to get started because color correction is my least of knowledge when it comes to m...
Great course, I'm feeling very confident in what I've learned I'm in the process of shoot a music video multiple locations an the shot matching is the most critical and now I fell confident in making a solid continuous piece. I especially like ...
All the tutorials were easy to follow and understand. That makes it a lot easier to approach the software if you are barely learning to color. I feel that I received a thorough lesson and now I feel a little comfortable approaching the color proce...
Clear, concise and entertaining training here. Full explanations with a touch of humour =)
Hi, I work with Premiere & Davinci Resolve but the cinema grade is something way better in terms of how fast you can achieve the colour or the look you want.
Such great value in Cinema Grade and the course was amazing. So much great information, thoroughly explained that massively improved my coloring skills. Cinema Grade and the Course is a must-have in my opinion. If you're tired of getting bits and ...
It's really easy and it's a great way to learn.
These couple of modules were immensely helpful! I feel like the Cinema Grade Colour Grading Tool is such an easy-to-use yet powerful tool already but this extra tutorial content justifies the purchase even more! I now am so much more knowledgable ...
Great tutorials and well explained. Though I had to skip the RAW LOG lesson due to the extra steps (need to install RED plugin) to get it working with FCPX (and I don't have a Red camera anyway).
A really great color grading guide; comprehensive but brief and eloquent.
The software is amazing and does some amazing things.....the tutorials shows everything inside and out. I do still miss curves. I still have problems with some of the tools. The vector tool is supposed to affect only the color selected but on my ...
This first module conveys lots of theoretical knowledge and tons of practical content so you can't miss a thing about color grading basics. Denver's way of explaining things is so straightforward and simple that even a child could understand it. ...
Hang on tight, because you're going to get a lot of information thrown at you...but it's COMPLETELY manageable! Loving this beginning to the series of learning practical coloring tools and tricks. One suggestion, maybe circle or highlight speci...
Only gone through the first module so far but I am so glad I watched this. I tried to just use CinemaGrade on my own and was not getting the results I was hoping. Well duh! This taught me how to use it properly! What a powerful tool.
This was great! I finally understand how to use it.
Permet de bien intégrer les bases de l’étalonnage ! Merci,
Well also the training material is visually stated. Clear assimilation. Remarkable evident exercises. Excellent rate!
While Cinema Grade is pretty easy and intuitive, I found the course really useful as it showed me a good workflow and some little tricks.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced colorist, Cinema Grade will save you time and give you great results. Denver is a gem! Thank you, Denver! Excellent, Excellent, Excellent!
This was just what I needed, really great way to learn a lot in a short time! Thank you!
Knowledge is useless if it cannot be shared in a form that is consumable. Thank you for taking us out of the shadows and clipping highlights 🙏🏽
Awesome! Makes grading in cinema grade simple and enjoyable. Very good!
I have other programs to help with color correction and It just doesn't work for me. I saw so many tutorials but I just couldn't get the hang of it, but then cinema grade came out and man its been a blessing for me. I always been more of the write...
I started the demo of Cinema Grade in the middle of a project, without really using it to its potential. My tendency is to not spend the time learning new software as I should. i took some time and worked through these lessons to really maximize t...
There really is a lot here and the new Cinema Grade app is a joy to use. The developers have done an amazing job and created an incredible tool for content creators everywhere. Bravo!
DO it NOW !!!! amazing video tutorial !!!! Step by step to be a better colorist !!!!
The Color Finale Pro training was the most amazing course I had ever taken, and this course for Cinema Grade is no different! It covers all the bases, and doesn't just show you how to use the software, it delves into color grading theory as well. ...
THANK YOU DENVER <3
Just completed Module 1 and it was excellent. I was particularly interested by manual grading of log footage. I never shoot log, but have seen so many queries on video forums about what luts to use and so forth I must say I was amused by the simpl...
I was paniked with color correction... This is making it so easy to undestand. I love it!!!
This course gets to the point, simply and in words accessible to everyone.
The academy goes beyond just outlining the tools of Cinema Grade, it demonstrates the how's and why's of color grading. Each segment wastes no time in showing you a feature or aspect of Cinema Grade illustrated with actual examples, the files of w...
Excellent Cinema Grade tutorial.
This course provide an excellent introduction to using the powerful grading tools provided in this plugin. I find that Cinema Grade has speeded up most of my grading needs and that new features are being added is a testament to the developer's on...
De forma simples este curso ensina os princípios de uma colorização final perfeita ao mesmo tempo que explica como alcançar essa colorização usando CINEMA GRADE. Excelente trabalho Denver, continua. Abraço.
When Cinema Grade was announced, it stirred the whole professional editing world and knowing the work of denver Riddle, it soon was accompanied by a course. Having done a lot of courses during my editing life, this course made me feel appreciated ...
All the videos are short and go to the essentials. I have understood subtleties and know-how that will allow me to perform better in my work. Thank you Denver!
This training is specific, easy to follow, and a must-have for all creators wanting to learn fast and efficient! Don't miss out on this opportunity!
I love this academy and the tools. It’s really so easy to understand and to work with. You get amazing results.
Highly appreciated to has this tool to help me grade my clips. Not only shortened the learning curve, but it actually helped me to create a professional looks and feels of my videos. Thanks a lot.
It's a really smart and helpful tool to create your own color mood for your video. If you're a filmmaker or just a videographer, you don't need to spend many years to become a great colorist because you're specifically focusing on your job (cinema...
Very good course
Accurate, clear and effective.
This course is a real benefit to knowing how to use Cinema Grade. Thank you!
The best courses & easy to follow
This course is well thought out and Denver does a great job teaching the course in such that is easy to follow and understand. Highly recommend this course if you want to learn to grade with the new and amazing Cinema Grade.
Cinema Grade is a program that works well with Final Cut Pro. Individual or group color adjustments can be made and it is very easy to use. Simultaneous training is possible because practice example is also included, and it is recommended with g...
Perfect course. Can't wait for module 2. Thanks a lot.
I thought the class was great. I learned a lot about using the software, but also about color and color grading.
I strongly recommend it! Colour is no longer that tremendous beast always cutting my way to the look I imagine in my head. There's a way to get there... Just let the ones who know explain clearly how to get there!
I have done the similar course for the earlier products and recommend this
Absolutely loving the workflow. Denver, your approach of doing things not only helps to make the work done efficiently but also makes it equally enjoyable. I have been following your style from a long time and have used Color Finale Pro and now Ci...
I've only just got cracking on this course but already learning heaps - looking forward to building on this and figuring everything out!
CGC have always responded really quickly and patiently to my queries. Now they have given me this course and others for free. I've v limited time and the quick responses are v important. Thanks CGC!
Thank you for sharing your incredible knowledge in a way that I can understand. I now have the tools I need to do my job well. Best investment I've ever made in my video production career. Fan for life.
Awesome course even for beginner!
I have told you in a mail. The Academy is - Educative - Instructive - Inspiring.
I just completed module 1 over the course of an evening and found it perfectly easy to understand. i'm looking forward to grading my new Short using CG and will definitely be dipping back into the course for tips and reminders. Thanks Mr Riddle.
I’m a beginning video editor that has started evolving my skills. Color Grading has been the next step to my growth. I’m writing this review because of the teacher first. There is something about him spiritually that has caught my attention. S...
I enjoyed this tutorial. I've watched Denver speak on these topics in other videos but it's always great content. If you haven't seen any other videos yet on Cinema Grade this is a great comprehensive look at the program and some general basics ...
I am not even half way through the color grading academy, but decided that I needed to post a review. CinemaGrade is incredibly simple but deceptively deep. Kind of a perfect combination, easy to get up and running, but if you want to dig de...
lot of explanations . I like it very much.
Thanks you to pass your learning on to others. It is very helpful for me. My Videos are better every time!
I've been editing video for 51 years. Yes, kids! Can you imagine trying to match the diagonal angle of the helical scan signal on the tape and slicing with an exacto knife before making your splice? Thankfully the technology has improved. If on...
Itìs the best way to improve your ability to color correct your videos!
Na het gebruik van verschillende programma's om de kleur correcties uit te voeren, ben ik heel tevreden over het gebruik van Cinema Grand, een programma waar je snel mee leert werken en heel prettig werkt.
The Color Grading Academy for Cinema Grade is a perfect introduction into Cinema Grade and helped me a lot to get the best out of that tool. At the same time I learned a lot about Color and Grading in general.
You can teach an old dog new tricks! Everyone is going to take something wonderful from the course. I was amazed at how many little things I picked up (and continue to pick up) from Color Grade Academy courses. Worth every penny if you edit vi...
As a former user of Color Finale, I am so happy that Cinema Grade came in, and also with an specific Academy for better learning of the great possibilities of this Color Grading Tool :)
Cinema Grade is a smart modern take on grading. Now with Denver's excellent course, you really don't have any excuses. Get on with it!
From the basic color science theories to the more specific lessons on utilizing them in Cinema Grade, this course has given a lot of useful information. Learning how to use the scopes for color grading was a revelation to me being a fairly new use...
Color correction/grading video has always been a fairly frustrating experience. Cinema Grade is making that process much easier and who better than the creator of Cinema Grade to teach you how to use it?
This is an amazing tutorial about working with this great app.
I just graded my first full project with Cinema Grade AFTER watching these videos and now I really feel confident in what I'm doing with the point-and-click methods used in Cinema Grade. PLUS, the project looks incredible and I haven't even finish...
I recently went through the academy for cinema grade and found it very helpful to learn to how to use cinema grade to its fullest potential. Although I don't have the pro version with all the features like shot-matching and grouping, I still found...
About the instructor
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!
Why Can't I Color Grade Like That?
Chances are you're either a filmmaker or an editor and you handle all of your own color grading (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 traditional color grading tools tools 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.
But the tools always seemed more complicated than they needed to be. Why couldn't I just reach in and touch the image? Well that's exactly what Cinema Grade Aims to do. And our Academy shows you how to get the most out of Cinema Grade's revolutionary controls.
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 your editing application? 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.
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 Academy 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
- Over 35 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 color theory series so you can create "looks" that aid the story
- A certificate of completion upon completing the masterclass
Our Clients Include
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 Academy, 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.
Will you be adding more content or what happens when a new version of Cinema Grade comes out?
We are always on the look out to add new relevant content and are committed to updating the tutorials to the latest version of Cinema Grade.
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.
- READ ME FIRST: RAW FOOTAGE
- CG101 Setting up cinema grade
- CG102 Exercise Files
- CG102 Color Grading Workflow
- CG103 Scopes Introduction
- CG104 Exercise Files
- CG104 Waveform RGB Overlay Mode
- CG105 Exercise Files
- CG105 Waveform RGB Parade Mode
- CG106 Exercise Files
- CG106 Vectorscope
- CG107 Exercise Files
- CG107 Histogram
- CG108 Exercise Files
- CG108 Setting Exposure
- CG109 Exercise Files
- CG109 Color Balancing
- CG110 Exercise Files
- CG110 Saturation
- CG111 Exercise Files
- CG111 Vectors Tool
- CG112 Exercise Files
- CG112 Working with LOG Images
- CG113 Exercise Files
- CG113 Nailing Exposure with False Colors
- CG201 Choosing a Hero Shot
- CG202 Creating Groups
- CG203 Shot to Shot Matching
- CG204 Exercise Files
- CG204 Shot to Shot Matching Advanced
- CG205 Exercise Files
- CG205 Reassigning Hero and Group Shots
- CG 206 Exercise Files
- CG206 Working with Charts
- CG207 What is the Goal
- CG208 Final Grading Page Overview
- CG209 Contrast of Color Introduction
- CG210 Exercise Files
- CG210 Contrast of Light and Dark
- CG211 Exercise Files
- CG211 Complementary Contrast
- CG212 Exercise Files
- CG212 Contrast of Saturation
- CG213 Exercise Files
- CG213 Contrast of Hue
- CG214 Memory Colors
- CG215 Color Schemes and Harmonies
- CG216 Exercise Files
- CG216 Looks Based on Color Schemes
- CG217 Exercise Files
- CG217 Looks Based on Genre
- CG218 Exercise File
- CG218 Looks based on Mood
- CG219 Exercise File
- CG219 Looks Based on Time of the Day
- CG220 Exercise Files
- CG220 Looks based on Location
- CG221 Exercise Files
- CG221 Creative LUTs
- CG223 Exercise Files
- CG223 Look Transfer Tool