ICA 101: An Introduction to DaVinci Resolve

Manhattan Edit Workshop
Manhattan Edit Workshop

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A great introduction to Revolve Mac V12 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. This class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic color theory, grading approaches and techniques.
Method:In a classroom
Duration:3 Day
Accreditation:The course will be ICA certified with all students getting a certificate.
Requirements:This class is ideal for first time users, you do not need to be a colorist or have had previous grading or Resolve experience.

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Course program

Introduction to Resolve V12
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.

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

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.

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
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.

Cost: $1,495

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Manhattan Edit Workshop

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All classes are split between lecture and hands-on exercise-so you'll be cutting on your own edit system from day one.

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