I love the enthusiasm towards colors. Thr reinforcement of the existing realization: for most of us, color is everywhere and all the time - full of meaning. An inspiring master class!
Excellent deconstruction of how to direct & construct colour from pre-production to post. Loved it and will definitely be implementing some of the tips and tricks straight away. Great stuff!
Great use of time and well worth it lessons
Princess Shechinah Jed Javier
Thank you Ollie and MZed for another great course. I have learned so much!
Great introduction to color in Film.
Coloring is a an important step to learn in today's moviemaking. This course is a great introduction to learn the basics.
Great presentation of an organic truth - color matters.
A succinct course that added to both my technical and creative appreciation for on-set and pre-production choices of color.
Some great info and important insights to consider before and during a shoot.
Excellent course for folks like me that are starting in the industry. Ollie helps bringing to the table details about the importance of color in a particular project and also talks about its impact to a business brand. Ollie isn’t only a passionate filmmaker but an excellent teacher as well.
I recommend it.
This course really gives me a better knowledge of working with colors in pre-production and production. Much appreciated!
"Directing Color" course brings another point of view much more interesting and open-minded about color theory than other lessons I've taken before, and also great basic techniques that a filmmaker can start applying today. Ollie is a very good teacher, I am looking forward to see the next series of color while taking his DaVinci course (which I deeply recommend).
Great! Was very thoughtful in approach and practical in application.
Loved it. The presentation and detail is really amazing. Ollie is a great educator. Thank you.
Ollie brings an excellent balance between technical depth and clarity in his explanations, which makes learning easy. I highly recommend all of Ollie's courses and am looking forward to his future MZed work.
Manuel Van der Perre
Great piece! Thank You.
Terrific. Mind boggling depth of understanding color. Greatly looking forward to the next installments. Thank you.
One of my favourites on MZed, Oillie does a brilliant job of demonstrating how much colour has an impact.
Really useful. Thanks a lot!
Brilliant introduction to the use of colour as a tool in one's film making quiver. Loved it.
Really good and short class, The teacher gives some meaningful insight on pre and post production color workflow
Fabio Paul Bedoya Huerta
Very good. He is a great teacher.
Just, thank you!
Alain El Sakhawi
Very good and indeep introduction to color management (because it is not only about color correction or color grading).
Great introduction... inspiring and not too complicated, but without being simplistic. I am not a colour grading person but this is a great way for me to begin to understand the craft. Now I understand better.
Ollie knows what he's talking about, so listen to him. This course opened my eyes to the color process being a part of production as much as post-production. Glad to put this info to use. Thanks Ollie!
Ollie is very clear in his teachings and presents solid facts to back up his processes.
Enjoyed this course. Rather than on the how, it focused on the why. Technical side was taught, but it was heavy on theory.
Good. Like explaining with examples. Thank you.
Fantastic. Delivered with warmth ;)
This is a beautifully shot course that introduces a lot of great concepts. I particularly enjoyed the real world examples provided of selecting a color palette and incorporating that palette into the shoot. It was also great to see him do simple yet powerful changes in Resolve.
Well worth the time. The subtleties that often go unnoticed by video creators are uncovered and will make you take notice of how other DoPs, cinematographers and Directors use colour to direct the viewer. Love Ollie’s calm manner and intelligent approach. Even appreciate the way Ollie will correct an errant key stroke to make sure his new node version has the ‘caps’ on the correct letter in a title. That’s attention to detail.
This "short" course already gave me a way better understanding of color usage in movies and what to look for in my own projects. I can totally recommend it! Looking forward to seeing the next ones.
Wonderful introduction to a very deep and powerful dimension of visual art. Ollie comes across as a patient, skilled, and competent teacher with a firm grasp of the technical aspects of cinematography and color correction while presenting it in easily digestible lessons. I highly recommend it for anyone starting out in photography, cinematography, color correction, or any other visually-related field.
A great blend of color theory and technical science designed to teach filmmakers to be intentional when making color choices on set and in post.
Helped add some knowledge about using colour for character and themes, preparing colour palettes and drawing the attention to what you want people to focus on.
It's a brief course, but well packed with grade A content, and one of the best introductions to the world of narrating with color. An eye opener!
Love it. Learned a great deal about colour grading.
My favorite Mzed class to date! Ollie delivered high quality beautiful video while packing it full of wisdom in a very short amount of time. He has a certain passion that is tangible, an enthusiasm that is rich, and was able to capture my full attention the entire class. I am left wanting more, and I am very much looking forward to his next course!
Different levels of technical information delivered in understandable "language". Great use vivid descriptions...
Look forward to watching the next series.
James De Mello
Great, great course! Especially the chapter on color management is invaluable. I bought the color chart and started using it as Ollie teaches. Consistent colors across cameras is now a simple process. The color chart is my most important investment - after the camera ;-) Eagerly waiting for more stuff from Ollie!
Very Interesting and information packed! Look forward to more from Ollie!
So many golden nuggets of information packed into a short amount of time. Picked up so many tips and tricks that I can use throughout production from pre to post. Don't be put off by the beginner class, there's something for everyone in this course.
Greatly put together, filled with useful information and enjoyed watching all of these episodes. Course information was concise and well explained. Highly recommended.
The course information is of great use even for a working professional.
One may look at the brief running time of the course and think it's not worth it - but it's so packed with information, more than what many others try to teach in twice the amount of time. You jump right in, and it's non-stop information, presented clearly and professionally.
Excellent slice on the power of colour, how to see it, use it, and create meaning with it! Thanks
The course is perfect! Can’t wait to dive deep in color in the next part.
Absolutely mind blowing... The best hour I have spent in a long time, and the amount of knowledge and insight has transformed my way of seeing light, color and storytelling.
Great intro in the world of relighting in post, grading and the fundamentals. Good examples.
THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE OF THIS! And fast!
Seriously... particularly the workflow-parts and with looking over his shoulder need to be expanded. The whole analysis and deconstruction bit (while interesting and useful) can also be seen elsewhere.
This is truly an inspirational course for me. I wanted to learn how to get better colour consistency when shooting weddings, as I always found grading them to be fiddly. This course has taught me a HUGE amount and I am so very grateful that I found it. More please!
A must for video producers and filmmakers. I can really see, how employing this more methodical approach to colour is going to improve my work.
Lots of valuable information packed into a quick course! It's hard to justify not sitting down for a little bit to get such a great introduction in how to level up your color in your own productions.
This course started off slow but stick with it. I can't wait to see more of the color grading series he talks about near the end. Very good examples of use of color and getting to neutral in Resolve.
Great course. It's full of advice and examples. In fact it's amazing how it seems obvious after watching the course that color grading is part of storytelling. It should be at the origin of each visual project. And you know what ? I used to do it as a photographer and it's like I've forgotten it as a filmmaker! Well, I'll change my workflow from now on. Thanks!
Insightful introduction to meaningful application of colour in video. I enjoyed it!
Got some understanding of color! Great!
Great course. Need part 2. Awesome.
Dr. Mike Moriearty DC (ret.)
This is an excellent course for beginners and an introduction to color in the pre-production and production phases. It's more like he opens a door for you to explore, and throws you a few examples. I understand this is only a little over an hour's worth of video so no complaints. However, I can't help but think about, if I chose to purchase this course by itself, I'll be disappointed. I think it will be more reasonable if there have been a few more breakdowns of color usage in the cinematic industry.
Some great aspects covered here on colour from pre-production through to post. I would have liked to see more depth in the post and specific controls on what is done through Davinci (it's difficult to see because he's using a control panel instead of seeing a cursor alter controls... luckily for myself I knew enough to pause and work out what he did). Otherwise an inspiring lesson.
Great course by Ollie but I am hoping for more technical aspect of color grading. Would like to learn more on recreating color pallets from movies and breaking it down through step by step tutorial. Another documentary style course.
Good course. Enjoyed particularly the three deconstructing modules. Great way of explaining how to create depth with color. Some tweaks done in Davinci Resolve by Ollie were done fast and because he uses a color board device, it was impossible to see what variables he was tweaking on Davinci.
Ollie has an infectious shyness about his presentations which is quite different to most and draws you in. Some of his insights on the work that he is doing in this series are very revealing, and useful to any film maker, director, DP or colorist - and his analysis of The Crown is extremely strong. However, I would have liked to seen significantly more depth in the precise techniques that he is using to achieve these, and a deeper analysis on the work of others that he shows. A strong 8/10 as an introduction to the application of color, but from Ollie I'd hoped for more than an introduction.
Wanted to watch the next module
CHEE KEONG EU
I really enjoyed the delivery and insights the instructor had with the use of color to tell a story and the importants of thinking of color from the very begining of production.
Good introduction to color grading.
Nice guy and very well explained, but very elemental information delivered, in my point of view. If the course is aimed to beginners, why not explain the color wheel? what colors are compatibles, what colors don't match well, how to work with opposites in the color wheel, with complementaries... and so on.
Good intro, but I thought it would be more specific on post-production grading
I'm giving two stars to this course because it sells much more than it gives. The promo video says "It's essentially color grading in real life". The only good example of that was mentioning the use of the harmonic and complimentary colors. There is not much here about how to actually use and combine the colors in the set to create different meanings. It is mostly technical stuff like WB, monitor calibrating, Luts, and even some masking in color grading which I don't even think should be in this course because it has nothing to do with "Directing Color" in production.
Even though I'm sure Ollie is a professional and he clearly knows what he is doing, I feel like the course itself wastes a lot of time in beautiful into shots and nice music for every module and lacks richer content.
I did learn something but I was expecting to learn much more.
Practical pre-production tips (such as white-balancing) were helpful and nicely presented but the discussion of deconstructing color were not so much of substance. More of like general uninspiring talk. Expectations were high but unfortunately not met. Giving so much room for irrelevant subjects such as contrasty scenes of Crown film was not thoughtful for viewers. Color talk in the latter part of the course was really not highly educational.
All the course of mzed is keep talking and talking, no slide to list the important point where it is.