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RES 201: Advanced Colorist Strategies with DaVinci Resolve

This two-day class is designed around a small conformed sequence that you can take away. We will work through the project from start to finish not only looking at Resolve, but also using general colorist strategies. You will be able to keep the project and stills, a great way to continue your learning.

What You Will Learn in RES 201:

  • Start with dailies. Grade a look for editing from the RAW camera files
  • Making a LUT, exporting LUTs and Looks
  • Render ProRes or DNxHD for offline editing, H264 for the web
  • Export and XML/AAF from FCP/Premiere. How to roundtrip successfully
  • Conform the ProRes in Resolve using the XML, it’s not correct what can we do?
  • V12 editing page explained
  • Bring in audio .wav then compare the conform with the offline reference movie
  • Swap to the RAW camera files
  • “Conform v Bake”, what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
  • Where do we start the grade?
  • Primary grading. 3 way color corrector, Curves and LOG grading
  • Look creation. How to preview a look through the whole timeline using the split screen mode
  • Plugin FXs, is this for the Colorist?
  • Advanced secondary grading, keying, window tracking and animating
  • VFX shots inserted into the timeline
  • Physically add grain and scratches from supplied ICA media
  • Fix audio and Optical flow issues
  • Using the new RGB node 
  • External mattes, how do they help us?
  • Finish Render out to 709/DCP


Each student has their own workstation.

 Two-day intensives are from 10am - 6pm.  

Course Cost: $1,095  Registration is under two-day/weekend drop down tab.


To view our Introduction to Colorist Strategies with Resolve workshop, click here.


This class is no longer affliated with the International Colorist Academy.