DaVinci Resolve 101 – Color Grading and Finishing with DaVinci Resolve

Class Description
In this 3-day course, participants will get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and production flow for DaVinci Resolve. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice to introduce Participants to DaVinci Resolve software, a revolutionary 64-bit Color Correction application. This class will teach Participants how to view the world of color correction from the perspective of a colorist. Participants will learn the foundations of contrast and color balance and quickly begin to explore that many professional features Resolve has to offer in the post-production workflow. Participants will understand how to balance, create continuity, and develop styles and looks which bring mood and tone to moving images and the storyline.

Course Benefits

  • Learn professional video color correction
  • Build professional quality productions

Suggested Prerequisites
This class is appropriate for novice users of Davinci Resolve. Experience with Photoshop or attendance of our Adobe Photoshop CC Essential Skills class will be necessary in order to get the most out of this class. We also recommend that you have the Davinci Resolve software before starting the class. You can purchase the software or obtain a trial version of it from the Blackmagic web site.

Course Outline

  • Introduction to Resolve
  • Understanding system configurations
  • Formats and Codecs
  • Importing sequences and images
  • Basics of Contrast Adjustments
  • Basics of Color Balance Adjustments
  • Working with scopes
  • Primary Corrections and Curves
  • Overview of Secondary Corrections
  • Power Windows
  • Tracking
  • Working with Mattes
  • Keyframing
  • Scheme Detection
  • Creating looks and Styles
  • Versions and the Gallery
  • Scene Continuity
  • Rendering and output
  • Resolve Workflows

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Our goal is to make sure your class meets your objectives, not ours. Therefore, all of our outlines are treated as guides to help steer the workshop. This outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the time allowed. The amount of material covered is based on the skill level of the student audience. We may change or alter course topics to best suit the classroom situation.