Sunday, February 11th

Sunday, February 11th | 12:30 – 3:15pm

Quick Start: Color Correction With DaVinci Resolve

Are you ready to dig deeper into DaVinci Resolve’s Color Page? Would you like to learn a systematic approach for attacking color correction? This​ Quick Start teaches you the Color Page in-depth, offering insights into Resolve’s powerful image processing tools.

You’ll learn an organized approach for using this deep toolset – providing you a map and compass, helping you gain control of your (or your client’s) images.

Topics we cover: Building and organizing node trees; understanding the core Primary Color Correction tools; reading (and using) scopes like a colorist; isolating and fixing problems or mistakes; shot matching; crafting compelling images; understanding the key ResolveFX filters.

Speaker: Patrick Inhofer

Monday, February 12th

February 12th | 10:30am – 1:15pm

Selecting, Shooting & Working With Blackmagic Cameras

In 2012, Blackmagic Design shook up the industry with their first RAW video camera, aptly named the Cinema Camera. Since then, Blackmagic Design has added more models, more functionality, and wider options. So where does one begin? Marco Solorio goes in-depth on the current batch of Blackmagic camera options, their best real-world uses, and how they compare against other cameras in the market. Marco has been a beta tester of Blackmagic cameras and was the first person outside of Australia to use the original Cinema Camera. Since then, he’s used Blackmagic cameras in countless productions, spanning from commercial work to feature film production, including his 2-hour documentary feature film, “10/10ths” which has gone on to win a dozen film awards (including Best Cinematography) and even more laurels to the film’s credit. To say Marco is experienced with Blackmagic cameras is an understatement and all of the knowledge, techniques, and experiences he’s accumulated using these cameras will be shared during this jam-packed session.

Topics include:

  • Why choose Blackmagic cameras?
  • Comparatively speaking: Blackmagic cameras vs. others
  • Strength in numbers: selecting the right camera for the job
  • How to maximize various camera settings for the greatest shooting potential
  • RAW vs ProRes: The pros, cons, and myths of each
  • Beyond 1080 HD: When to use and not use higher resolution formats
  • Over-cranking and under-cranking tips and tricks
  • Various third party hardware to extend the operability of the cameras
  • Using your acquisition media with DaVinci Resolve

Speaker: Marco Solorio

Monday, February 12th | 10:30 – 11:45am

Resolve Editing For Switchers

Are you an editor? Need to expand your skills? Are you a Colorist who has never touched the Edit page?

Yes, you can learn to edit in DaVinci Resolve.

We’ll learn how to setup and handle video, edit, trim, add effects and transition and output. There is no faster way to go from zero to 60 than this class. Learn only the keyboard keys that are truly necessary to use this tool!

Get all of your questions answered from Master Trainer Jeff I. Greenberg.

Perfect for the editor who needs to get up to speed FAST in Resolve

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Monday, February 12th | 10:30 – 11:45am

Using Scopes for a Successful Grade

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Speaker: Patrick Inhofer

Monday, February 12th | 10:30 — 11:45am

Log, Raw & Lut Workflows

It seems like nearly every professional camera on the market these days is capable of shooting Log encoded footage and many are also capable of recording Raw video. What’s more, if you’ve researched Log and Raw it seems like everyone is advocating using LUTs in production & post.

But what is log? What Is raw? And what does a lookup table (LUT) really do?

In this fast paced session, join colorist Robbie Carman C.S.I and learn exactly what Log & Raw encoding is and what it isn’t. We’ll explore different ‘flavors’ of Log & Raw, as well as explore production & postproduction workflows.

Next, we’ll move on to discuss in detail the technical & creative uses of lookup tables or LUTs and how to create them, manipulate them and color grade with them.

LUTs are just ‘dumb math’ so we’ll explore how work with footage when a LUT is not doing its job as well as several other LUT considerations.

Finally, we’ll wrap up up by exploring best practices for working with Raw footage & discuss when Raw is really helpful & when it’s sometimes not.

If you’re camera can record Log or Raw and you’re trying to get to the bottom of uses for Look Up Tables (LUTs) then this session is for you.

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Monday, February 12th | 12:00 – 1:15pm

Beyond Lift, Gamma, Gain: Essential Primary Corrections

The 3-Way color wheels are simple, intuitive, effective, and an excellent tool to master – especially for your initial (primary) color corrections. But they’re not the only ‘Primary’ tools in DaVince Resolve.

Resolve 14 has many different tools to help you lay the foundation for the rest of your color grade. In this session learn what these tools are, how to use them and strategies for (quickly) deciding when to reach for one of these alternative tools.

Topics we cover: Fixing color temperature problems (and why there are multiple tools to solve this problem); setting your white and black points (and the logic behind setting them); how to use (and not abuse) curves; fixing extremely ‘broken’ images; how to avoid introducing artifacts into your images.

Speaker: Patrick Inhofer

Monday, February 12th | 12:00 – 1:15pm

Ingest, Organization & Metadata Strategies

Faced with terabytes of video and millions of frames, shifting through files and folders to find a specific take of a scene can be a nightmare. Thankfully, there are a variety of techniques to optimize this experience.

In this session join D.I.T and colorist Ryan Nguyen as he shares his approaches for ingest, organization and working with metadata.

We’ll start by looking at how to manage footage shot from different sources, using Smart Folders to categorize assets, then we’ll move and learn how make metadata work for you – all from inside of Resolve.

With the essentials in place, we’ll discuss a few different case studies where organization and metadata played a key role in the success of the project.
Speaker: Ryan Nguyen

Monday, February 12th | 2:15 — 3:30pm

Grading HDR In Post

HDR is here and DaVinci Resolve is a fantastic tool for HDR grading & mastering.

In this session, join colorist Robbie Carman C.S.I. as he explores the essentials of HDR standards like HDR-10, Dolby Vision & HLG including understanding new video terms like PQ, P3, Rec2020, NITs and more.

HDR video is largely about displays. Learn the advantages and disadvantages of different display technologies for HDR mastering. After discussing terminology and workflow design, learn how Resolve Color Management & ACES can simplify HDR workflow and how to setup a project to work in HDR.

Not just a session on terminology and gear, we’ll explore different techniques for coloring HDR footage and how HDR can reinvigorate your grading.

We’ll wrap up the session by discussing HDR deliverables and how to successfully market and sell HDR postproduction capabilities.

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Monday, February 12th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Secondary Color Correction Techniques

Details matter. While a viewer might not be able to pin point why a shot felt weird, or why a scene didn’t seem to ‘flow’, professional colorists know that even the smallest details play a huge role the look of a shot and shot matching.

In this session, join colorist Dan Moran C.S.I. and discover how secondary or targeted color correction tools in DaVinci Resolve can help you to get important details just right. Starting with a discussion of how to best evaluate a shot for details, Dan will then show practical techniques using shapes, keys and other targeted color correction tools in Resolve.

But knowing how a tool works is not the same as knowing when and why to use it. With the foundation of Resolve’s secondary tools work in place, Dan will highlight a few case studies of how he used secondary corrections to perfect a shot.

Speaker: Dan Moran

Monday, February 12th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

VR with Blackmagic Cameras

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Monday, February 12th | 2:15 – 3:30pm

Trimming Techniques

Refining the edit is about Trimming.

Learn how to take full advantage of Resolve’s tools for trimming, dynamic trimming trimming and maintaining sync. Learn how to slip, slide and do so as fast as possible – including one type of trimming thats smarter done ​from the mouse than keyboard.

If you’re looking for ways to speed up the editing process, this session is for you.

Get all of your questions answered from Master Trainer Jeff I. Greenberg.

Perfect for the editor who wants to understand how to trim smarter.

Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Monday, February 12th | 3:45 – 5:00pm
Advanced Narrative & Documentary Editing Techniques
Different editors have different needs and a good NLE should serve them all no matter if you’re cutting a narrative feature, a commercial or a traditional doc.

In this double session, join editor and Resolve trainer Hector Berrebi and dive deep into Resolve’s editing ecosystem and advance tools to help you improve (and enrich) your editing skills no matter what type of projects your cutting.  

Using common examples and workflows from both narrative and non-narrative projects we’ll cover topics including smart bin workflows, advanced dialogue trimming, multicam techniques, timeline management, how to build your own ‘toolbox of fancy tricks, and much more. 

If you’re looking to take your DaVinci Resolve editing skills to the next level than this session is for you!
Speaker: Hector Berrebi

Monday, February 12th | 3:45 – 5:00pm

Shooting in the Studio with ATEM

Do you have a production studio? The ATEM switcher lineup lets you set up an affordable studio with multiple camera angles and complete control. As your needs evolve, you’ll find additional offerings suitable even for broadcast and live remote production. In this course, Richard Harrington will share practical strategies on how he uses Blackmagic equipment to power his multi-camera workflows at Media Factory in Washington, DC. You’ll learn how to configure the switcher, calibrate cameras, and save custom setups. This session is perfect for those who are running a studio or looking for more control in their productions. The Blackmagic Design studio cameras will also be covered.

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Monday, February 12th | 3:45 – 5:00pm

Shot Matching Made Easy

Shot matching is one of the most essential skills for a colorist and also one of the hardest to master. However the right approach and by employing a few practical techniques it can be a rewarding and fun task.

In this session join colorist Anastasia Cipolla and explore how differences in exposure, white balance and camera textures can be managed to create an harmonic look.

You’ll learn how match overall tonality in shots, and then drill down to matching small details. Discover how video scopes and visual comparison tools in DaVinci Resolve can make quick work of even the most difficult shot matches.

Getting any single shot to look good is easy but getting an entire scene or even whole film to flow and match is hard! If you’ve struggled with shot matching on your projects be sure to check out this session!

Speaker: Anastasia Cipolla

Monday, February 12th | 3:45 — 6:30pm

ACES & Resolve Color Management Workflows

Learn how to utilize industry standard technologies to future proof your work, seamless match different camera formats, and allow VFX to work without losing any latitude. Get perfect color for any display, and effortlessly transform your work to any other. Make your Canon footage feel like Alexa, all with a few click of a mouse.

Speaker: Juan Salvo

Monday, February 12th | 5:15 – 6:30pm
Problematic Shots: 10 Fixes
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Speaker: Daria Fissoun

Monday, February 12th | 5:15 – 6:30pm
Working With Ultimatte 12
An introduction to the capabilities and possibilities of the Ultimatte 12, the world’s finest 4K live compositing device. The session includes a description of the Ultimatte 12’s integration into single and multi-camera live compositing situations including virtual set work, as well as a summary of the capabilities and more sophisticated aspects of the device.
Speaker: Bob Kertesz

Tuesday, February 13th

Tuesday, February 13th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Resolve Live, Dailies, and Sync Sound with Resolve

While better known for its color correction functions in post, it’s not surprising to see DaVinci Resolve not only being used inside the suite, but also out on production.

In this session join D.I.T. and colorist Ryan Nguyen and explore how to leverage Resolve features like features such as Resolve Live and audio syncing so you can visualize color corrections on set and be setup for transcodes for editorial right on location – making for a cost-effective and time-saving workflow.

Resolve Live is a little explored feature of DaVinci Resolve, so we’re going to take a deep look at this workflow and learn how to preserve Resolve grades being created real-time from a live camera signal.

Next, we’ll explore syncing up production audio with camera footage as well as the linking color grades created in Resolve Live before finally queuing up everything on the Deliver page for transcodes and handoff to editorial.

While this might sound a like a complicated workflow Ryan will guide you through all the steps to help you make your next production fast and efficient.

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Tuesday, February 13th | 9:00 – 10:15am

Mobile Broadcast & Streaming

This session will cover how to use Blackmagic Design hardware and computers to create mobile productions. You’ll learn how to use tools like Facebook, YouTube and Skype along with the Blackmagic Web Presenter to produce live content to the web. This class is taught by Richard Harrington who regular produces online content and webcasts. This course will also address how OBS (Open Broadcast Studio) can be used for more advanced streaming options.

Speaker: Rich Harrington

Tuesday, February 13th | 9:00 – 11:45am

Essential Look Recipes

It seems like everyone is always talking about looks – using phrases like bleach bypass and 2-strip or describing looks based on a famous movie or television show like the Oh Brother Where Art Thou or Saving Private Ryan Look.

In this session, join colorist Dan Moran C.S.I as he breaks down historically famous looks but also explores current trends in Hollywood movies, commercials and music videos.

Discussing looks is one thing, but over the course of the session Dan will provide practical recipes for building common looks and make suggestions on how to modify them to fit your particular project or need.

In addition, learn how to build a ‘look library’, use references in Resolve for quick look matching and more!

Speaker: Dan Moran

Tuesday, February 13th | 10:30 — 11:45am

Building Your Suite For Resolve & Fusion: GPUs, Control Surfaces & More

Processing millions of pixels of in real-time is hard!

In this session, colorist Robbie Carman C.S.I explores how to build Resolve & Fusion systems so that you can do more… faster.

Learn how components like CPUs, GPUs, RAM and connectivity all effect performance. Discover how monitoring, control surfaces and storage all play a key role in overall system performance.

Performance is not limited to hardware alone. Learn how operating system choices and application preferences play a key roles in overall performance.

If you’re looking to build a new Resolve or Fusion system or make upgrades to your existing setup than this session is for you!

Speaker: Robbie Carman

Tuesday, February 13th | 10:30 — 11:45am

Rotoscoping & Compositing in DaVinci Resolve

Resolve isn’t just for color anymore. Learn how to use a combinations of keying, shapes and keyframes to get the perfect mask. Get that screen replacement done inside of Resolve. Use the toolset you already know to get more done.

Speaker: Juan Salvo

Tuesday, February 13th | 10:30 – 11:45am

Online Editing & Conforming Techniques

Join colorist and online editor Joey D’Anna and explore real-world techniques for online editing and conforming challenging projects in DaVinci Resolve.

Learn how to tackle both baked-in and conform workflows, and how to use a combination of both in complex projects. Using Resolve’s advanced filtering and grouping tools, discover how to streamline the conform and color prep of a real-world documentary film, and how putting in the right prep work before
starting color correction work will save you time and effort throughout the project.

Speaker: Joey D’Anna

Tuesday, February 13th | 1:00 – 2:15pm

Working with Audio in DaVinci Resolve 14

For Editors and Audio Professionals interested in learning how Blackmagic Design has integrated the processing power and functionality of Fairlight audio software directly inside of DaVinci Resolve 14.

This 75 minute session (presented by Mary Plummer, author of ​Fairlight Audio Post Production with DaVinci Resolve 14​) begins in the Edit page with audio tools for editors to build, edit, organize and balance tracks. Then you’ll move to the Fairlight page to explore the full power of Resolve’s new digital audio workstation to refine, sweeten, automate and mix your tracks. Along the way you’ll work with real world projects for hands-on experience including:

  • Working with clip and track based audio tools in the Edit Page
  • Using markers for spotting sessions and navigation
  • Editing dialogue with precision at the frame, subframe and sample level
  • Appling speed and pitch changes for advanced sound design
  • Sweetening tracks with built-in EQ and Dynamics controls
  • Creating submixes for Dialogue, FX and Music to simplify the mix

Speaker: Mary Plummer

Tuesday, February 13th | 1:00 – 2:15pm

Doing More with Nodes

Mastering nodes is important for any colorist to really harness the power of DaVinci Resolve, but many of us never do more than simply chain serial nodes together. In this session, join colorist Joey D’Anna and explore how often less-used nodes can help solve problems, and how you can use them to build more creative grades. From combining multiple power-windows and qualifiers using key combiners, to building stylized looks with layer mixers, we’ll touch on every node type and situations on when to use them. If you really want to learn how to unlock the true potential of node-based color grading, than this session is for you!

Speaker: Joey D’Anna

Tuesday, February 13th | 1:00 – 2:15pm

DaVinci Resolve For DPs, Directors & Producers
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Speaker: Daria Fissoun

Tuesday, February 13th | 2:30 – 3:45pm
Effects, Transitions and Keyframing
There’s a world of adjustments beyond the dissolve. Come to this session and get the most out of the transitions.

Then move into effects – both built in effects and OFX/Third party tools. Deep attention will be paid to keyframes for effects – from the edit page though the color page.

Learn how to master the effects and transitions that are part of Resolve and Resolve Studio.

Get all of your questions answered from Master Trainer Jeff I. Greenberg.

Perfect for the editor who wants to maximize Resolve’s effect and transition potential.
Speaker: Jeff Greenberg

Wednesday, February 13th | 2:30 – 3:45pm

Resolve 14 Collaboration

A marquee feature of DaVinci Resolve 14 is a totally revised approach to project collaboration.

In this session, join Patrick Inhofer C.S.I and Robbie Carman C.S.I. as they discuss what collaboration really means and how to build a collaborative setup around DaVinci Resolve.

After discussing gear and workflow, Patrick and Robbie will put the collaborative workflow into action showing how shared Resolve SQL databases are at the heart of collaborative workflow and how to ingest, edit, color, mix and deliver within the collaborative toolset of DaVinci Resolve.

From small shops to large facilities, learn how collaboration in DaVinci Resolve 14 can enhance any postproduction workflow.

Speakers: Patrick Inhofer & Robbie Carman

Tuesday, February 13th | 2:30 – 3:45pm

Making People Look Good: Beauty Techniques

Getting people to look good is a core skill for any colorist. The fact is people and more importantly how they look is often the center point of a project.

In this session join Dan Moran C.S.I. as he shares his techniques for making people look their absolute best. As a commercial colorist Dan has graded hundreds of beauty commercials where perfection is expected. In this session, learn his techniques for smoothing and evening out skin tones, figuring out appropriate exposure and tone for skin, shaping the face for the best look possible, and discover how to enhance details like eyes, lips, and teeth. With these skills in place, learn how to apply beauty techniques to nearly any project – from narrative feature film to making an interview subject in a documentary look their best.

As a bonus, Dan will also show you how many of these techniques can be used to age and add texture to people.

If you want to get people looking their best be sure to check out this session!

Speaker: Dan Moran

Tuesday, February 13th | 4:00 – 5:15pm

Mastering Project Management
What’s are two traits that many successful editors share in common? Organization & streamlined workflows!

As projects grow and pile up, and so does the work needed to manage and organize them. Without an eye towards organization things can quickly get out of hand, costing you effort and valuable time. Likewise having a streamlined workflow for how media is handle is also essential.

In this session, join editor and Resolve trainer Hector Berrebi and explore the essential role that databases play in Resolve and how to manage them, learn how to keep timelines organized and compare timelines to one other to quickly determine changes. Also discover how to quickly use common media between projects with Power Bins.

Resolve’s media manager is a powerful tool to consolidate, move, copy and backup media in a project, so we’ll explore it depth as well as learn how to create and restore DaVinci Resolve archive packages (.dra) for quick backups and hand offs.

In addition we’ll also explore optimized media workflows, proxy mode & render caching and more!

When it comes to organization and successful finishing workflows in Resolve, this session has you covered.

Speaker: Hector Berrebi

Tuesday, February 13th | 4:00 – 5:15pm
Grade Management: Working Faster & More Efficiently
Top colorists all share an important skill – organization!

In this session, join colorist Anastasia Cipolla and explore versioning, grouping, splits screens and many more grade management options. While effective grade management is largely about you the colorist being organized, in this session you’ll also learn how you can keep clients happy and involved in a supervised session by being able to show them options quickly.

Learning all the ways you can manage your grades for a fast, versatile workflow that can save time and showcase your work in a professional way.

Speaker: Anastasia Cipolla

Tuesday, February 13th | 4:00 – 5:15pm

Resolve 14 OFX & 3rd Party Effects

The release of DaVinci Resolve version 14 added a massive 21 new ResolveFX plugins to the Resolve grading toolset. In this session, join colorist Joey D’Anna and learn about these new plugins. This session is not just about what all the controls do in each OFX tool, we’ll focus on using them in real-world grading scenarios. Learn how and when to use these effects, and how to combine multiple effects into more advanced grades using Resolve’s node-based architecture. We’ll also explore how to use these new plugins to build some unique and creative looks.

Speaker: Joey D’Anna

Tuesday, February 13th | 4:00 – 5:15pm

Deliverables in Resolve

The final stage of a project requires some knowledge of compression in order to ensure the best possible quality of the video for its intended destination, be it broadcast, vfx processing or YouTube. This can be a daunting task for editors and colorists who do not feel confident in their understanding of compression methods and file formats. An incorrect delivery setup could result in a severely compressed video file with compromised visual quality, or inversely, an accurate visual output the file size of which is too large to share or playback.

The session will begin with a theoretical component, in which common file formats and codecs will be identified, and compression methods described with the help of visual examples. The second half of the session will be a practical demonstration of DaVinci Resolve’s Deliver Page. Presets and custom renders will be setup up based on the delivery requirements of a project and the render queue will be utilised to export multiple jobs.

Speaker: Daria Fissoun