REDucation UK is gearing up for our early Sept. Class at Pinewood. from Sept 3rd to Sept 5th, right before many of us head to IBC in Amsterdam.
We will have EPIC and Scarlet packages for each shooting group, and cover much of the key learning of Camera and Post Production for getting the most out of your RED footage, for maxium grading ability and ease of workflow for both Television and Big Screen Movie shooting. One of the class groups will also be shooting EPICs in 3D mode, using the same 3Ality Technica gear that the Hobbit, Spiderman and Prometheus used.
Over the last few REDucation classes in Hollywood and India we have done some interesting experiments in the class, that have worked out really well, and I'm planning on incorporating much of that in our upcoming UK class. On Day 3 of the class, we do a full on DIT workflow, where the students shoot, round Robin style and move the Red RAW files onto on set systems, both Mac and HP towers with Red Rocket cards and Mac Laptops with portable Thunderbolt adapters for RED Rocket cards. they prep the files for delivery, do the initial grade and export out the files for dalies and editorial, just like what happens on many movie and TV sets all around the world shooting RED.
We also do a demonstration of "no render" post workflow, where we take RED footage, create the ProRes or DNX HD in real time as the students are watching, then do a quick cut of that footage and show a conform and DI grading session using one of the many DI systems that handles RED footage natively without the need for any transcoding to another file format. It worked so well to show all this on the big screen as it was happening for the class that I really want to add this as part of our classes now.
Michael Cioni, the Founder of LightIron Digital will be teaching this REDucation UK class with me, he teaches the ones in Hollywood with me all the time, and it's a real bonus when he's free to do the class. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table, considering his company has worked on many of the biggest movies in the world shooting on RED ONEs and EPICs in both 2D and 3D.
I know that there is only a limited amount of space for the UK REDucation, so if you are interested in coming, please visit
and register in the next week or so if you can, so we can hold a spot for you.