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Teacher: Flavio G. García
November 7th to 11th
DaVinci Resolve is the most professional and powerful colour grading software available. Most films, from independent productions to high-end blockbusters, are colour-graded with this software.
But, it’s not just a colour grading tool! It’s also a powerful video editor; meaning you can use Resolve for both editing and post-production of your projects, all from within the same application, from acquisition to delivery.
Resolve has a free version, DaVinci Resolve Lite, with only a few limitations compared to the paid version (it’s limited to 4K resolution, doesn’t do 3D, and doesn’t do noise reduction). Other than that, it’s exactly the same software.
In the DaVinci Resolve Introduction Workshop we focus on HD media and primary colour grades. We’ll take a look at the workflow, the interface, importing from other softwares, editing, basic colour grading, and delivery. It’s a very practical workshop, where the students colour-correct a complete scene of a film.
We use real world material and do specific grading exercises to practice everything we learn.
- Students must download and install on their laptops DaVinci Resolve Lite form the official Blackmagic Design web. It’s completely free.
- Resolve needs a powerful machine to run well. 8 GBs of RAM are recommended, and you need a good graphics card. Check the system requirements first. It will work fine in most modern PC or Mac laptops.
- No previous experience is required.
DAVINCI RESOLVE OVERVIEW
- User interface description
- Media Tab, Edit Tab, Color Tab, Gallery Tab, Delivery Tab
- Creating projects. Project settings
- Importing video. Media pool
- Importing sequences from other programs (Avid, Premiere Pro CC, Final Cut Pro)
- General description of the color grading workflow
- A guide about acquisition formats: resolutions, framerates, and codecs
- A guide about distribution formats: most common files for delivery (MOV, MP4, DCP)
- Color grading theory. Levels. Color temperature. Creating a style
EDITING IN DAVINCI RESOLVE
- The Edit Tab
- Creating Timelines
- Basic editing. Overwrite, insert, replace
- Multi-track editing
- Refining the edit
- Trimming tools
- Ripple edit. Roll Edit
- Video and audio manipulation
- Audio mixing
- Transform effects
- Position, rotation, scale (re-framing)
- Keyframe animation
- Speed effects. Variable speed effects
BASIC COLOR GRADING I
- The Color Tab
- The node system. Working with nodes
- Working with versions
- Primary color correction
- Color wheels (primary, log)
- Custom Curves
- Understanding video scopes
BASIC COLOR GRADING II
- Clip nodes. Track based nodes
- Managing grades
- Stills and Power Grades
- Color grading exercise
- Render quality and settings
- Up-scaling and down-scaling
- Export formats
ABOUT THE TEACHER
Flavio G. García is a Berlin based awarded filmmaker, film teacher, and postproduction expert.
He’s a highly experienced editing instructor, and teaches to all kind of students, from film professionals to video enthusiasts, since 2009.
His workshops take place regularly in many film schools, production companies, institutions, and universities: filmArche, Instituto Cervantes, CICE, and many others.
He has also edited and postproduced several feature films.
His movies as director have been shown in more than 40 international film festivals, museums and galleries.
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances or if minimum attendance numbers are not met. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given.