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Beyond Lift, Gamma, Gain: Essential Primary Corrections

Moritz Fortmann, Blackmagic Design Specialist

Primary Color Correction is the foundation of any color work. Basic Luma and Chroma adjustments and balancing shots are some of the most fundamental tasks of a colorist. Mastering those not only improve the quality of your work, but will also make your job easier and more efficient.

In this session, we’ll cover different methods of how to achieve a solid primary color correction using DaVinci Resolve 15, including basic color correction, tips and tricks on how to match shots from different sources and develop looks.


Doing More With Nodes

Moritz Fortmann, Blackmagic Design Specialist

Using Nodes in DaVinci Resolve 15 provides maximum flexibility when it comes to grading. Not only does it allow for complex image treatments using tools such as Splitter Combiner, Layer and Parallel Nodes, but it also helps to manage and streamline your grade with features like the new Shared Node available in Version 15.

In this session, we will look at different examples of how to use Nodes in DaVinci Resolve 15 including creating looks and other stylistic effects, as well as more technical applications to help you get the job done.


Log, Raw & LUT Workflows

Moritz Fortmann, Blackmagic Design Specialist

In Post-Production, we are constantly dealing with new camera formats including Log images, flavors or RAW and more. DaVinci Resolve 15 has all the tools to handle them and to get the most out of your images.

In this session, we’ll walk through several examples of how to work with Log and RAW media, using Resolve’s Color Management, and LUT’s. We look at the difference between technical and creative LUT’s, pro’s and cons and best work practices.


Grade Management in DaVinci Resolve 15

Moritz Fortmann, Blackmagic Design Specialist

DaVinci Resolve provides endless ways to be creative. It’s for that same reason that developing certain work practices can help you keep organized, work more efficient and respond quicker to your clients’ needs.

In this session, we’ll look at tool and techniques to organize your color work, like creating a tool box, a look library, using versions and groups, ripple node changes and more.


Secondary Color Correction Techniques

Tibor Spiegel, DaVinci Resolve Certified Trainer

By using the QUALIFIER’s HSL, RGB, LUM and 3D choices and the POWER window, this session will demonstrate how to correctly pick a SECTION, an OBJECT, an AREA or an ELEMENT of the image that is to be altered, changed or adjusted.

If you want to use YOUR computer for the session, you MUST request copy of MEDIA (on USB3 flash) PRIOR to the session.


Everyday VFX, Motion Graphics, & Compositing Fusion for Editors & Colorists

Tibor Spiegel, DaVinci Resolve Certified Trainer

Using Resolve’s brand new FUSION work area, this session will demonstrate how to address the most common Broadcast VFX needs like: Animated TITLE show opening, VIDEO inside TITLE, Anchor infront and/or inside a 3D environment and more. This session is tailored toward working editors and colorist with a BASIC understanding of NODE based compositing and animation principles.


Dailies, Sync Sound & Multicam with Resolve 15

Tibor Spiegel, DaVinci Resolve Certified Trainer

So you shot a great single scene or a multi-cam concert with your ARRI, RED, DSLR, iPad, iPhone or GoPro. Now what? Did you have a separate SOUND recording? How did you sync it? Slate, Mark IN, Mark OUT or just a drummer hitting the snare? This session will give you a few pointers as well as GROUP a FOUR camera live concert and EDIT it in real time.

If you want to use YOUR computer for the session, you MUST request copy of MEDIA (on USB3 flash) PRIOR to the session.


Making People look good: Beauty grading Techniques

Jason Bowdach, Colorist, Post Production Engineer

​Aaaah, so you wanna be in the business of PRETTY? Good! You picked Resolve 15! Pretty facial color, bright eyes, white teeth, shinny hair, no wrinkles, all sounds good? This session will address all these issues and give you a roadmap to explore so when time comes, you will be able to make MOST people attractive, handsome and good looking in ALL your videos.

If you want to use YOUR computer for the session, you MUST request copy of MEDIA (on USB3 flash) PRIOR to the session.


Quick Start: Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15

Tony Gallardo, Director, Editor, Creative

​DaVinci Resolve 15 now has Fusion visual effects and motion graphics built in. This session will quickly get motion graphic artists who are used to working with layers up to speed with Resolve’s Node based system.

We will start with a general navigation and interface introduction then move on to cover more advanced techniques.

This session features Resolve 15.
Basic knowledge and experience with motion graphics/compositing is helpful.

Concrete skills and take-aways:
Working with Single Clips In Fusion
Making a Fusion Clip on the Edit Page
Keying basics with the Delta Keyer
Cresting 2D & 3D titles
Introduction to Tracking

Bring your own laptop.


Quick Start: Editing with DaVinci Resolve 15

Jeff Greenberg, Owner J. Greenberg Consulting

​Resolve 15 features a robust set of tools ready for any editing task.
This session will quickly get editors up to speed with the workflow and new editing features in Resolve 15.
We start with basic editing techniques and then move into Resolve’s powerful advanced editing features.

This session features Resolve 15.
Basic knowledge and experience using nonlinear software is helpful.

Concrete skills and take-aways:
Getting organized in the Media Page
Getting comfortable with the Edit Page
Creating titles with the TextPlus tool and Fusion Titles
Trimming and Dynamic Trimming
Multicam Editing

Bring your own laptop.


DaVinci Resolve 15 Fusion Page Essentials

Tony Gallardo, Director, Editor, Creative

​DaVinci Resolve 15 now has Fusion visual effects and motion graphics built in.
This session will quickly get motion graphic artists who are used to working with layers up to speed with Resolve’s Node based system.

We will start with a general navigation and interface introduction then move on to cover more advanced techniques.

This session features Resolve 15.
Basic knowledge and experience with motion graphics/compositing is helpful.

Concrete skills and take-aways:
Overview of Fusion Workflow
Working with 3D title, cameras, lights, and particles
Vector Paint basics
Getting comfortable with the Spline Editor

Bring your own laptop.


Moving to DaVinci Resolve 15 for Editors

Shawn Carlson, Product Specialist for BMD

Sarah Jones, Product Specialist for BMD

​For editors considering a move to DaVinci Resolve, this session will demonstrate how Resolve fits into your editorial workflow. We begin with an overview of the application interface, settings and general organization, then onto file import and editorial, with an expanded view of the Edit page tools and functions.

Learn how to add and organize media within your project as well as build and refine your edit timeline.


Narrative & Documentary Editing Workflows

Shawn Carlson, Product Specialist for BMD

Sarah Jones, Product Specialist for BMD

​DaVinci Resolve includes a variety of advanced tools and project management features, providing the flexibility to integrate with virtually any workflow. This session will demonstrate how to manage your media with metadata-driven Smart Bins; re-time, reframe, and trim your sequence; add titles and effects; and take your project from first rough assembly to picture lock for both narrative work and documentary.

Learn how the editorial tools in DaVinci Resolve can be used in various ways to cut your next story.


DaVinci Resolve 15 Collaboration

Shawn Carlson, Product Specialist for BMD

Sarah Jones, Product Specialist for BMD

​Improve the efficiency of your facility’s post workflow using DaVinci Resolve’s collaboration tools to conquer tight deadlines. Work as a team, simultaneously on the same project to complete online and offline editing, color correction, audio post-production, and visual effects!

In this session learn how to set up a shared network environment and work within a collaborative project in DaVinci Resolve.


Deliverables With DaVinci Resolve 15

Shawn Carlson, Product Specialist for BMD

Sarah Jones, Product Specialist for BMD

​Once your project is complete, it’s time to release it into the world. DaVinci Resolve’s robust Deliver page options give you a variety of deliverable output format choices ranging from simple web streaming to theatrical packages. And, if your workflow requires another application, Resolve includes presets for round-trip handoff to other video and audio programs.

Join this session to explore the multitude of delivery options DaVinci Resolve offers.


Log, Raw & LUT Workflows

Robbie Carman, C.S.I., Owner DC Color, Senior Colorist

​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.


HDR Grading With DaVinci Resolve 15

Robbie Carman, C.S.I., Owner DC Color, Senior Colorist

​HDR is here and DaVinci Resolve 15 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.


ACES & Resolve Color Management Workflows

Robbie Carman, C.S.I., Owner DC Color, Senior Colorist

​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.


Grade Management in DaVinci Resolve 15

Robbie Carman, C.S.I., Owner DC Color, Senior Colorist

In this session, colorist Robbie Carman C.S.I will 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.


Beyond Lift, Gamma, Gain: Essential Primary Corrections

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

While most of us are used to using Lift, Gamma and Gain, they’re only a small part of your primary color correction arsenal. In this session, we’re going to discover how mixing primary wheels, primary bars, log mode, and your primary sliders can be combined to quickly and efficiently get your color corrections rolling in DaVinci Resolve 15!


Secondary Color Correction Techniques

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

More often than not, we find ourselves in situations where the primary color tools just don’t cut it. Luckily, Davinci Resolve 15 has an armory of secondary color correction tools at your disposal. In this session, we’re going to be going over custom curves, power windows, qualifiers, and tracking. More importantly, we’re going to learn about when to use each tool, when to combine them, and how they factor into the different conditions you’ll find yourself in across different types of projects!


Doing More With Nodes

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

We all know that we use nodes in the color page within DaVinci Resolve 15. But did you know that nodes go far beyond separating your color corrections? In this session, we’re going to learn how different types of nodes can completely change the way in which you color grade. We are going to cover outside nodes, parallel nodes. layer mixers. as well as splitter combiner nodes. By the end of the session, regardless of your experience level, you’ll have a great understanding of a very important part of the Color Page!


Dailies, Sync Sound & Multicam With DaVinci Resolve 15

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

The production has wrapped for the day. The DP and grips have gone home, but your day has just begun! In this session, we’re going to learn some of the best tools and practices behind all of the work that is done in a professional dailies session. Through hopping between the Media and Edit Pages in DaVinci Resolve 15, you’ll leave this session with more knowledge on an important part of the post production pipeline.


DaVinci Resolve 15 Collaboration

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

Improve the efficiency of your facility’s post workflow using DaVinci Resolve’s collaboration tools to conquer tight deadlines. Work as a team, simultaneously on the same project to complete online and offline editing, color correction, audio post-production, and visual effects! In this session learn how to set up a shared network environment and work within a collaborative project in DaVinci Resolve.


Log, Raw & LUT Workflows

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

These days, it’s rare that you’ll receive any footage for a project that isn’t captured in some kind of Log and/or RAW format. Sometimes it’s difficult to consolidate all of these formats while finding the best way to normalize them and get them running as smooth as possible in DaVinci Resolve 15. In this session, we’re going to go over color management workflows such as ACES, Resolve Color Management, and Look Up Tables. More importantly, we’re going to talk about what these tools are, when to use them, and how to let them save you time!


Grade Management in DaVinci Resolve 15

Jason Druss, Product Specialist for BMD

We’ve done our primary color corrections. Our secondaries have been applied with pinpoint precision. Now, we find ourselves with a bunch of color corrections that need to be copied to hundreds of clips. They all need to match, they all need to work, and they all need to be finished under a tight deadline (in front of a client). Not to worry! In this session, we’re going to go over time and grade management tools within the Color page in DaVinci Resolve 15. Get ready to learn about one of the most important parts of color correction, organization!


Resolve & Third Party OFX

Jason Bowdach, C.S.I., Colorist, Post Production Engineer

The release of DaVinci Resolve 15 contains a massive library of built-in effects called ResolveFX, while supporting a wide variety of third-party OpenFX (OFX) plugins – greatly expanding Resolve’s capabilities. In this session, colorist Jason Bowdach C.S.I. guides you through a crash course on using many of the included native plug-ins, along with several third-party OFX plugins. This session will not only help you better understand the individual controls of many effects but demonstrate how they can be used in real-world grading scenarios. It will also touch on how & when to use these effects, along with stacking multiple effects to create advanced grades and looks using Resolve’s node-based architecture. If you would like to become more familiar with effects within DaVinci Resolve, this is the session for you.


Everyday VFX, Motion Graphics, & Compositing Fusion for Editors & Colorists

Jason Bowdach, C.S.I., Colorist, Post Production Engineer

With the recent release of DaVinci Resolve 15, Fusion was integrated directly into DaVinci Resolve. Using the brand new Fusion tab, working editors and colorists can now create feature-film quality animated visual effects and motion graphics without leaving the comfort of a single application. In this session, Colorist Jason Bowdach C.S.I provides an introduction to Fusion and how you can add this powerful nodal compositor to your creative toolset. To start, you’ll learn all about the basic tools, UI interface, and workflows which are crucial to understanding Fusion. Building on the basics, you will learn techniques for creating basic visual effects (such as paint-outs, sky replacements, and chroma keying) and motion graphics (such as animated 3D titles, lower thirds, particles, and more). Most importantly, you will learn the true power of working in the nodal-compositing environment and why its easier than using layers and pre-comps. This session is tailored toward working editors and colorist with little to no experience using Fusion’s node-based compositing and animation principles.


Making People Look Good

Jason Bowdach, C.S.I., Colorist, Post Production Engineer

Making people look great is a crucial skill for any colorist. On many projects, the talent and how they look is the main focus of a project, especially in high-end commercial work. In this session, join colorist Jason Bowdach C.S.I. as he shares his strategies and techniques for making people look beautiful. He will discuss topics such as the mindset you should have when working on people, techniques for smoothing and evening out skin tones, shaping the face for the best look possible, and how to enhance fine details like eyes, lips, and teeth. With those skills in place, Jason will demonstrate how beauty work can be used to improve almost any type of production – from narrative feature film to documentary. If you have any interest in making people look their best, don’t miss this session.

Working With & Mixing Audio In DaVinci Resolve 15

Jeff Greenberg, Owner, Greenberg Consulting

Do you have a plan when it comes to audio levels? Or is it just “I think this works?” This session will using DaVinci Resolve 15 to help you with essential audio mixing using the Edit page. We’ll then progress to the Fairlight page – a full Digital Audio Workstation built into Resolve. The base concepts of EQ and Compression will be covered. Learn the key concepts of audio including using busses to build split masters.

Perfect for the Editor who wants to help make things sound better.


Beyond Lift, Gamma, Gain: Essential Primary Corrections

Jeff Greenberg, Owner, Greenberg Consulting

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

Specific topics covered in this session include:
– 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


Quick Start: Editing with DaVinci Resolve 15

Jeff Greenberg, Owner, Greenberg Consulting

​Are you a total novice when it comes to editing? Have you ever spent any real time in the Edit page ?

Or are you an experienced editor jumping in this tool from scratch?

Take this session and you’re three hours from getting Resolve under your skin. We’ll learn how to setup and handle video, edit, trim, add effects and transition and output. And maybe just a couple of minutes on color too! 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!

Perfect for the colorist or editor who needs to get up to speed FAST in Resolve – regardless of their other editorial tools.


Resolve & 3rd Party OFX

Jeff Greenberg, Owner, Greenberg Consulting

​In this blistering session, we’ll examining some of the most useful built in effects (both in DaVinci Resolve and DaVinci Resolve Studio) along with some of the best third party options. Get insight on the different options in the OpenFX plugin marketplace to help your footage.

Perfect for the Editor/colorist who wants insights to the current FX landscape.


Advanced Editorial Techniques In DaVinci Resolve

Jeff Greenberg, Owner, Greenberg Consulting

​Replace edit. Ripple Overwrite. Dynamic Trimming. Trim Start/End. Trimming in the loop.

Learn how to take advantage of Resolve’s deep toolset for editing and trimming. If you gravitate towards drag and drop and the razor mode, this class can help take you to the next level.

Techniques to work 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.