DR101 Introduction to DaVinci Resolve

Combining lecture and demonstration, this three day course covers the fundamentals of editing, color grading & audio in DaVinci Resolve.
Code: DR101
Cost: $895.00
Location: Burbank, CA
Total Hours: 24 hours
    This 3-day course covers the core fundamentals of editing, color grading & audio in DaVinci Resolve. This course combines lecture and demonstration of techniques and features as well as ample time for hands-on exercises to begin to master this powerful application.
    • Choosing configuration and project settings.
    • Conforming a project in Resolve.
    • Round-tripping a project from Avid or Final Cut 7 to DaVinci Resolve and back again.
    • Working in a "node" based color grading system. Understanding how to work with nodes, the importance and value of using multiple nodes, controlling node order, and using nodes to work efficiently.
    • Using "primary" color correction features to re-balance contrast and color and saturation of the image.
    • Using "curves" controls to manipulate the contrast and color of the image.
    • Using the built-in video scopes including the Waveform, Vectorscope and Parade to evaluate the image.
    • Shading parts of the image, re-lighting, creating vignettes, lightening parts of an image like an actor's face.
    • Automatic Multi-point Tracker: Use this powerful motion tracker to quickly track objects with Power Windows: this allows the user to have a window track a feature in the frame, and auto-scale, auto-rotate and automatically change shape over time to adjust to the object.
    • Color Keying: Use tools to select a color or shade in the image to isolate and change the selected color.
    • Gallery Stills: Learn how to take "still" snapshots of images in the timeline to compare when matching different shots in scene to scene color correction. Use stills to save and later re-apply color correction from one shot to another.
    • PTZR: Pan, Tilt, Zoom, Rotate. Explore how to use sizing information in Resolve that was created in Avid or Final Cut. Explore how to resize an image directly in Resolve.
    • Scene to scene color correction techniques to apply or append the correction from one shot to another.
    • Introduction to working with a physical control surface to operate the features of Resolve.
    • Rendering media for different workflows.
    October 17-19, 2018, 9am-6pm
    December 17-19, 2018, 9am-6pm

    Who Should Attend

    Colorists both new and seasoned looking to build their knowledge of one of the industry's leading coloring applications. Also, editors, assistant editors, cinematographers.


    A basic understanding of non-linear editing platforms is suggested but not absolutely necessary.

    Cancellation/Refund Policy

    Moviola Education Center reserves the right to cancel any course at anytime for any reason, however, cancellations are usually made no less than 72 hours prior to the course start date. In the event of a cancellation by Moviola Education Center, students have the option of being rescheduled for another course date or receiving a full refund.

    Students may cancel their enrollment in any course by providing notice to Moviola Education Center. The student has the right to cancel the enrollment agreement and obtain a refund of charges paid through attendance at the first class session, or the seventh day after enrollment, whichever is later.

    Refunds for PayPal or credit card will be subject to a 2% fee.


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