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Upcoming Dates

  • Nov. 19 - 20, 2018

  • Dec. 3 - 4, 2018

  • Jan. 22 - 23, 2019

  • Mar. 18 - 19, 2019

  • Apr. 11 - 12, 2019

  • Apr. 29 - 30, 2019

  • Jun. 8 - 9, 2019

Introduction to Editing with Resolve | 2 Day

An Introduction to Editing with DaVinci Resolve - $1,095

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

This official certified two-day hands-on training course covers all aspects of editing with DaVinci Resolve  and will teach you to be a professional Resolve editor. Best of all, DaVinci Resolve is free software that you can download and start using on your own projects today! 

Each student gets their own workstation.  

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 an DaVince Resolve Certified User!

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

Upcoming Dates

  • Jan. 28 - 30, 2019

  • June 24 - 26, 2019

ICA 101 | 3 Day

AN INTRODUCTION TO COLOR CORRECTION 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.

Each student gets their own workstation.  

 

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.

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

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

Upcoming Dates

  • Jan. 31, 2019 - Feb. 1, 2019

  • June 27 - 28, 2019

ICA 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 ICA 101 + ICA 201 for 10% OFF

 

Upcoming Dates

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ICA 206 | 1 Day

Popular Looks with Dado Valentic - $595

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

This one-day class is a great insight into how famous looks and styles are created. It is a general class and it is grading system independent. You will learn how to create the traditional “Looks” but will also learn how to use these techniques to develop your own looks. We will look into famous movies and commercials and emulate their looks. Also we will discuss current trends and look styles. Students are encouraged to bring their own material.

What will be covered:

  • How to approach a session, when to push the grade and when to hold back
  • Create established looks and explore how to make new ones
  • Bleach Bypass
  • Duotones
  • Hipster looks
  • Nordic Flat
  • Film Stock Emulation
  • Retro feel
  • Flash Back
  • Cross Process
  • Natural Colour vs Colour Washes vs Tints
  • Day for Night
  • Schindlers… Colour isolation
  • Classic Black and White using the Key Mixer
  • Orange and Teal
  • Huge grad
  • Spot Colour

Each student gets their own workstation.  

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

Upcoming Dates

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ICA 300 | 2 Day

Feature Film Color Grading - Colorists Masterclass - $1,295

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

In this two-day course we will be working on a project that was a theatrically released feature film. The feature was shot on Red Epic using anamorphic lenses. We are going to take the film from the preparation for grading through to the final deliverables. Apart from the obvious color grading work we will also take an extensive look at the new features in Resolve V12 for online and mastering from a feature film perspective.

Prerequisites:

Color Assistants and Colorists who have a working knowledge of DaVinci Resolve (we recommend taking our ICA 101 and ICA 201 workshops in advance of this class). Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the fields of production or post-production to be eligible for this Masterclass.

What you will learn:

  • Preparation for grading: layer management, xml import, conform
  • Media management, offline, audio
  • Opening titles and closing credits
  • VFX conform
  • Last minute edit changes
  • Creating film stock emulation looks
  • Advanced matching shots
  • Creating day for night
  • Sky replacement
  • Dealing with out of focus material
  • Denoising
  • Mastering for DCP
  • Mastering for BluRay, DVD and online

Each student gets their own workstation.  

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

Upcoming Dates

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ICA 301 | 2 Day

Color Grading Commercials - Colorists Masterclass - $1,295

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

In this two-day course the participants will focus on a previously released international fashion brand commercial. We will look at the commercial from preparation for grading through to the final deliverables. Apart from the obvious colour grading work we will also take an extensive look at the new features in Resolve v12 for online and mastering.

Prerequisites:

Color Assistants and Colorists who have a working knowledge of DaVinci Resolve (we recommend taking our ICA 101 and ICA 201 workshops in advance of this class). Applicants must have a minimum of 2 years experience working in the fields of production or post-production to be eligible for this Masterclass.

What you will learn:

  • Preparation for grading: layer management, xml import, conform
  • Media management, offline, audio
  • Graphics conform
  • VFX replacement
  • Last minute edit changes
  • Creating looks from client reference image
  • Matching shots and time
  • Advanced secondaries
  • Using external mattes
  • Clean up, and object removal
  • Beauty work
  • Online mastering, broadcast legalize
  • Preparing master for client approval
  • Responding to client comments
  • Clocking and mastering for clearcast and broadcast distribution channels

Each student gets their own workstation.  

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