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Upcoming Dates

  • Oct. 28 - 30, 2019

  • Nov. 21 - 23, 2019

  • Dec. 18 - 20, 2019

  • Jan. 20 - 22, 2020

  • Feb. 21 - 23, 2020

  • March 2 - 4, 2020

  • April 20 - 22, 2020

RES 101 | 3 Day

An Overview of Davinci Resolve - $1,295

[THREE-DAY INTENSIVE, 10am-6pm]

DaVinci Resolve brings editing, color correction, audio post and visual effects together in the same software application. Our three-day overview of Resolve training course will teach you what you need to know to get started with this exciting program. You will learn how to edit video, create visual effects and motion graphics, color correct images and mix audio with DaVinci Resolve. This is the best course to take if you need to get up and running quickly!

Who Should Attend? Editors, Assistant editors, and Multimedia producers.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation

  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended 

What you will learn:

  • How to setup projects, import media and use metadata to speed up your work.

  • Marking selections, editing clips in the timeline, and context sensitive trimming.

  • Working with titles, adding graphics, adding effects, and animating with keyframes.

  • Syncing audio with video, mixing sound, and using audio overlays for editing.

  • Basic color correction techniques using DaVinci Resolve’s legendary color tools.

  • How to finish and deliver a project to the web, for broadcast or for digital cinema.

  • Dozens of tips throughout the course that will help transform the way you work!

  • A certification exam so you can leave the course a DaVinci Resolve Certified User!

Each student gets their own workstation.

Click here for a free DaVinci Resolve trial before you take the class.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Nov. 11 - 13, 2019

  • Feb. 24 - 26, 2020

COL 101 | 3 Day

AN INTRODUCTION TO COLOR GRADING with Resolve - $1,495

[THREE-DAY INTENSIVE, 10am-6pm]

Our three-day intensive workshop is a great introduction to Resolve software. This class is ideal for first time users, you do not need to be a Colorist or have had previous grading or Resolve experience. The class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, grading approaches and techniques.

 

Day One:

Introduction to Resolve

  • A complete demo of the system, looking at every area of the new software and how it works with the control surface.

Setting up your Resolve

  • Loading the software and getting started. How to create a new customized user, and get all the config settings correct before you kick off. 2K, HD, what if you only need SD?

How to get your images in

  • Importing and conforming both film and digital material using an EDL/XML/AAF

  • Scene cut detector and manually creating a timeline.

Basic Color Theory

  • Looking at the waveform, vectorscope, and histogram.

  • How different Colors interact with increased saturation/contrast and why some colors complement each other more than others.

  • RGB v YUV correction in Resolve

Primary Correction/Grading with Curves

  • Primary correction is very important. It’s the base of any “cool look”.

  • Get it right and it will simplify your whole color correction process.

 

Day Two:

Serial and Parallel nodes

  • You’ll use them all the time, how do they work and when do you use each one.

Secondary Correction

  • Keying is a very important part of what we do as colorists. Learn how to key in Resolve using either HSL RGB or LUM. Is it best to key a color or adjust its Secondary curve?

Power Windows

  • Each node has 4 Power Windows, the classic DaVinci Circle, Linear square, Polygon and a Bezier Power Curve.

  • How to use each one, and why do we decide to use one over the other?

  • Repositioning, Key-Framing and Auto Tracking.

Keyframing

  • Using the pan, tilt, zoom and rotate controls, just how far can we zoom in on a film or digital image? Keyframing in the timeline and auto tracking explained.

Resolve workflows

  • Including Film, Red, Canon, Arri Alexa, Sony F3 and other digital files

  • Resolve works with lots of formats, get to know the pros and cons of each format

 

Day Three:

Layer and Key mixer nodes

  • These nodes offer lots of flexibility. See how to combine them with the other Resolve nodes to complement tour grades. How to mix between the nodes.

Looks and Styles

  • How to create looks and styles within Resolve that will give you a great start to your session. Here are just a few we will look at; Orange and Teal, Cross process, Bleach Bypass, Schindlers red coat, Duotones & Day for night

Versions and the gallery/Powergrade.

  • What are versions, setting up the gallery including importing and exporting stills.

  • Making your own Powergrade looks.

Rendering and Output Options

  • The grade is finished but how and where do you render it to?

  • Playing out to tape.

Each student gets their own workstation.  

Click here for a free DaVinci Resolve trial before you take the class.

*Students can bundle our COL 101 and COL 201 workshop and receive 10% off!

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Upcoming Dates

  • Nov. 14 - 15, 2019

  • Feb. 27 - 28, 2020

COL 201 | 2 Day

Advanced Color Grading With Resolve - $1,095

[TWO-DAY INTENSIVE, 10am-6pm]

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:

  • Starting 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 Premiere. How to roundtrip successfully

  • Conform the ProRes in Resolve using the XML, it’s not correct what can we do?

  • 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

  • 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 gets their own workstation.  

 

Click here for a free DaVinci Resolve trial before you take the class.

*BUNDLE COL 101 + COL 201 for 10% OFF

 

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Upcoming Dates

  • Sept. 26 -27, 2019

  • Jan. 23 -24, 2020

  • April 1 - 2, 2020

FA 101 | 2 Day

Fairlight Audio in Resolve - $1,095

[TWO-DAY INTENSIVE, 10am-6pm]

Now that Fairlight has been added to Davinci Resolve, you now have the power of a full professional digital audio workstation at your fingertips. Our two-day hands-on class is dedicated to teaching you the art of sound editing, sweetening, recording, mixing and mastering with Fairlight audio tools. Emerging audio editors and assistants looking to upgrade will find clear workflow driven lessons, while seasoned audio professionals will quickly adapt to Fairlight's user-friendly tools. You'll also gain experience with Fairlight's powerful features include ADR tools, connecting to external sound libraries, using video and audio scrollers, optional fixed playhead playback, clip normalization, built-in native audio plugins and more.

Who Should Attend? DaVinci Resolve editors, editors switching to Resolve, audio newcomers, and experienced audio professionals who want to create, enhance and mix soundtracks in the Fairlight interface.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation.

  • Interest in sound mixing.

  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended

What you will learn:

You’ll work with multiple projects and timelines to learn the fundamental and practical techniques used in several audio production genres. You’ll acquire industry-standard skills that you can apply to real-world productions.

Each student gets their own workstation.

Click here for a free DaVinci Resolve trial before you take the class.

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Upcoming Dates

  • Sept. 23 - 25, 2019

  • Feb. 3 - 5, 2020

FUS 101 | 3 Day

Fusion in Resolve - $1,295

[THREE-DAY INTENSIVE, 10am-6pm]

In this three-day class we teach you how to bring feature film quality visual effects and broadcast motion graphics to any production!  Fusion uses a node-based interface for 2D and true 3D visual effects compositing. You’ll learn how a node-based interface is a powerful alternative that works like a flow chart, making it easy to see the entire composition and quickly make changes. This class will also take you step-by-step through the basics of visual effects and motion graphics creation so you can start creating your own fantastic effects today. 

Who Should Attend? Editors, Assistant Editors, Post-producers, Motion Graphics Professionals, VFX beginners, and Multimedia Producers.

Prerequisites:

  • Knowledge of Mac OS X and basic computer navigation

  • Basic knowledge of editing terminology is highly recommended 

Each student gets their own workstation.

Click here for a free DaVinci Resolve trial before you take the class.