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a Quarterly Intensive Workshop

A workshop packed with concepts, tips and step-by-step explanations of unique tools and color grading techniques that build on each other. Blueprint the entire color grading process from start to finish and breathe life into your films.

open dates for enrollment:

8-15 November 2018 | 6-13 march 2019 | 4-11 June 2019 | 5-12 September

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Tools & techniques you can use on any project

This includes short family films, personal and client projects, online content, business promos.


40+ lessons on COLOR GRADING

Over 2 hours of video lessons teaching you advanced skills related to color grading


Constructive critique

Submit your color graded film for a serious critique from our Workshop teacher with a specific, individually recorded critique.



Define the Mood and Stylize Your Films with Creative Color Grading.



In this Workshop you are about to gain a much deeper understanding of the unique tools and color grading techniques that you can start using right away. You’ll discover skills and workflows that will help you to delve more deeply in not just how to perform the adjustments but why you make them in the first place, so that you can conduct more direct control over the color grading process. You’ll learn everything from how to evaluate and adjust color and contrast in your clips, to balancing the scene and matching the shots, all the way to color grading and stylization techniques that will help to transform your films and make them stand out.

here is just a sample of what you'll learn in "transform your films with advanced color grading"


  • Break up your project into 5 actionable parts to streamline your color grading process
  • Make your work stronger by understanding how we see color
  • Discover the key color grading tools to form color correction decisions faster
  • Fix poorly exposed clips and clips with color casts
  • Analyze shots quickly and deal with excessive noise in underexposed clips
  • Apply principles of contrast and color to add depth and visual interest
  • Achieve true-to-life looks when working with skies and foliage
  • Color correct for appealing skin tones
  • Master secondary color correction techniques
  • Develop workflow for balancing clips in a scene for cohesive shot matching and continuity
  • Correct changes in exposure and hue shifts
  • Discover stylized looks to set a proper mood to your films
  • Emulate film stocks
  • Follow along through the whole process with the live color grading workshop
  • Mix and match customizable techniques for your own unique looks and effects
After watching the first lesson I was blown away! Anita goes through different methods and explains things so well. I always used Lumetri color for applying contrast, but this makes so much more sense to me now!
— Lisa Weingardt

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to common questions about Transform Your Films with Advanced Color Grading



Is Transform Your Films with Advanced Color Grading right for me?

Transform your films with advanced color grading is an online video-based course that you can take from anywhere in the world. You get 40+ lessons on color grading, over 2 hours of video lessons, downloadable PDF cheat sheets so you can practice color grading along with us. The techniques you’ll learn can be applied immediately. Students who enroll in a Workshop must have an active membership in the FilmingLife Academy. Your access to the workshop is tied to your membership in the FilmingLife Academy.

Do I need to be online at certain times?

This workshop is self paced, which means you can log on at anytime, from anywhere, and work through the lessons at your own pace. You’ll get instant access to everything in the course and can go through the training on any device — desktop, laptop, tablet or even phone. Q&A's run during set times, but if you are unable to attend you can still view the discussions that happened afterwards.

What photography skill level do I need to be at when I join the workshop?

Transform your films with advanced color grading is designed for all levels. The techniques will take you from the very basics of color grading all the way through advanced concepts. The only requirement is that you feel comfortable using your editing software.

which editing software can i use?

The Workshop focuses on using the tool sets in Premiere Pro, but you can use any editing software to follow along with this course. It’s almost important to see the idea behind the general approaches than it is to get a specific step-by-step list of instructions. Whether it’s Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro, DaVinci Resolve, or any other program, make sure you know it well enough to move around with confidence.

Anita’s style of teaching is laid out in a clear way with simple steps to get your feet wet and then she will guide you along as you dive head first into the more advanced color grading options. I would say I had about a 10-15% grasp of Adobe Premiere Pro before this course. Now, I am 100% confident that I can create a moving art piece for my clients, friends and family. Thank you so much Anita for this one-of-a-kind course!
— Tara Cope



ready to start learning?

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