Resolve 2012 Fundamentals will teach you how to use the new DaVinci Resolve 9 color correction and grading software from Blackmagic Design. Taught by Warren Eagles, this all-new course contains over five hours of training covering the fundamentals you need to know to get most out of this new release. This course is tailored both for current Resolve users and for beginners to DaVinci.
The new release of Resolve is, in Warren’s view, more graphical and easier to use. Warren says that the new release helps you maintain an extremely consistent grade when working with multiple sources, codecs, camera types and footage – as is the norm these days in production.
Warren has been grading for 25 years now. He started in photography before moving into film cutting rooms, then settled into the role of colorist. Warren has vast experience in all forms of grading from Super 8 music videos to feature films. A Resolve user since 2005, he has vast experience of both the software and what can be achieved creatively with it. Warren has his own DaVinci Resolve system in Australia and mixes his time between grading and running training classes for the International Colorist Academy. You can see more at www.warreneagles.com.au.
The fast forward program is standalone instruction with immediate download and does not include access to our discussion forums or VPN software. Samples and clips used during the course are available to download.
Once you purchase the Resolve 2012 Fundamentals course, you can immediately download all class instruction videos. For a listing of the individual classes, click the “Read More” link…
Resolve 2012 Course Outline
An overview of DaVinci Resolve Version 9. This class provides a quick start guide designed to get you up and running.
You’ll learn how to set the Resolve preferences for media and control panels, and how to get your images into Resolve, including working from a portable HDD.
“The most important control you will use”. Class two explains Waveform and Vectorscope. You’ll learn how to add contrast and balance a shot correctly and how to work with LOG images.
You’ll also see how to use the 3 way Color corrector and Primary controls. In addition this class covers curve grading and auto color.
In this class, Warren demonstrates how to spin the hue of a color to another value. He also explains fixed 6 vector secondary’s. You’ll learn the ins and outs of keying with the qualifier pallet and about secondary hue curves.
Here you’ll see how to prep your NLE timeline for a Resolve session and how to roundtrip from a real FCP project. This class shows how to use a reference movie to check your conform. You’ll burn in text and sound syncing. Warren also answers the question, what formats can we render to?
Class 5 is about ‘making the star stand out from the crowd’. Warren explains Circle, Linear, Poly and Power Curve Windows. He demonstrates tracking both Auto and Manual, how to fix broken tracks with manual interpolation and how to animate a shape that has been tracked. You’ll learn about keyframing colors so they change mid shot, as well as zooming and
repositioning in the timeline.
This class delves into serial nodes and mixing them on and off. It also deals with Layer v Parallel – what is the difference, and when to use each one. Warren shows how to use the Key Mixer Node to relight a scene, and how to create some looks using these advanced nodes.
Class 7 shows you how to export your Resolve project and media from location to your studio system. It looks at powergrades and the gallery, and grouping shots so they get the same grade. Warren also explains letterbox blanking.
Here you’ll learn how to conform x2 commercials with an EDL and unlink the grades using batch copy. Other aspects to Class 8 include splitting a baked file using the scene cut detector and editing your timeline.
This class has an overview of the new metadata controls for RAW files. Warren goes over Red/Epic Alexa F65, FS700 Canon 5D and C500 camera footage. He shows how to grade RED HDRx. There’s also a look at zooming and keyframing in the timeline, mixing grain and scratches using the Composite mode, chroma light and dark, image stabilization, noise reduction and dust buster.
In Class 10, Warren discusses various control surfaces and gives his thoughts on all of them – Wave, Avid Artist, Element, JL Cooper. He talks about looks, price, how long to install, and most important, how easy each is to use.
Warren sets up his Resolve to work with the BlackMagic camera footage. He shows how to work with the media and then goes through some of the settings within Resolve, including the Camera Raw page. He ends this lesson with the Deliver tab and exporting the footage out of Resolve.
Starting out in Final Cut Pro X with a simple edit. Warren exports an XML to bring his project into Resolve to conform. He also shows track mode in Resolve 9 and how to apply a matte across the entire timeline.
“fxphd fastforward with Warren Eagles is time well spent. Plus, you can take the videos with you. I have them in my iTunes. It’s like having Warren with me ready with advice where ever I go.”
- James Wicks
“I was worried that I would have a long learning curve like most new programs, but with Warren’s fxphd course when I would get stuck trying to figure out a function, I could easily look up a feature from Warren’s course (QuickTime file) and refresh my memory. I find it easier to learn by watching a movie rather than sifting through a 1000 page manual.”
- Adam Eden
Eden Creative, Sydney
“I just wanted to thank you for the online davinci course via fxphd. Well worth the 200 dollars. You made the course very easy to understand the program. I’m a 16 year nonlinear editor that has worked on commercials, tv shows for espn and vs network and countless promotional videos. I find myself at a crossroads where I want to retire from editing and become a colorist. I’ve always enjoyed color correction but there is still a lot more I need to know. I hope my 40s will be the years where I transition from editor to colorist. By the time I’m 50 that’s all I want to do.”
- Caine Parker