You will be able to take a grading project from start to finish and deliver to a professional standard
You will be able to guide others through the color grading worklfow
A working familiarity of video editing
Color grading still enjoys an odd, almost mystical status among some filmmakers. Well, there' no magic (Blackmagic doesn't count) here, just hard graft and know-how. This course will take you from a standing start, right the way through to high-end and professional color grading using the excellent Da vinci Resolve. The training material I'm providing comes from real-world projects where I was paid to provide my labor. I'm gong to take you through how I approached each and every one of these projects to achieve professional, high-end results.
I'm now a Blackmagic Design certified trainer in Da Vinci Resolve and I've been color grading professionally for over six years and in that time I've produced work for brands such as Unilever, Greggs Bakery, TNT Logistics, Joules (a UK clothing line), the NHS, the BBC and Virgin Airlines. It doesn't stop there either. I've delivered drama and factual work for broadcast and web as well as feature films for international distribution.
I'm bringing the benefit of my experience to this course because I know what it's like to have no-one to teach you. When I started to grade on my film course back in university, there were no tutors who could teach the grade at all. I wound up spending long nights in the grading suite (some winter days I actually missed the sun completely) teaching myself to use Resolve from scratch. It paid off as I wound up delivering grading work for the BBC wildlife unit whilst still studying at university! But why was it like that? I still believe I'd be a lot better now if I'd had the right training earlier, all the harder to iron out bad habits when there's no-one around to call you out!
So this course is my attempt to provide that support and that training to as many people as possible, all for the price of a pizza (a heavily discounted pizza if it's a large one). If you want to learn how to finish your film projects to a higher standard then come along as we cover Da Vinci Resolve in Depth in this course!
This course is now in a near-finished state. I have plans for one additional bonus module on HDR grading in the future, but otherwise I will be revisiting all the lectures here as new versions of Resolve are released.
Who this course is for:
Anyone who wants to take their film projects to the next level through color grading and high-end finishing
Anyone who needs to know the workflow of the grade in post production using the industry's most popular solution
Rating: 5.0 out of 53 months ago
The technical know-how that has been shared is gold.
I actually sat through & watched you work on the hands on projects.
That was me staring at some guy silently working on a computer, this was that worthwhile.
20 sections • 122 lectures • 30h 52m total length
DNX CODECS DOWNLOAD LINK [DO NOT SKIP]
The Edit Panel: Clip Attributes
The Media Panel Whistle-stop
Master Project Settings
BAKED MASTER FILE DOWNLOAD LINK
The Baked Master Workflow: Shorts and Corporate
XML DEMO PROJECT DOWNLOAD LINK
XML Part 2: organizing the project and importing footage for shorter projects
XML Part 3: Proof-checking our conform
The AAF Part one: Generating the AAF
The AAF Part 2: Reconforming in Resolve
The Color Panel Whistle-Stop
The Scopes Part 1: Luma Waveform R16 update
The Scopes Part 2: RGB and Parade R16 update
The Scopes Part 3: Vectorscope R16 Update
MODULE ASSET DOWNLOAD INFO
Primary Grading Pt2: Primary Wheels and color adjustments
Primary Grading Pt 3: RGB Curves and Luma adjustments
Primary Grading Pt 4: RGB Curves and color adjustments
Primary grading Pt 5: The Log Wheels
Primary Grade Pt 6: Stills Gallery R16 Update
The Node Tree Pt 1: Organizing as we work
Primary Grading Pt7: Auto Colour R16 Update
Primary Grading Pt 8: Matching a short sequence with our primary tools
The Scopes Part 4: Histograms R16 Update
The Secondary Curves Pt1 :The Attribute curves R16 Update
The Secondary Curves Pt 2: Sat and Luma R16 Update
The Hue Saturation Luma Qualifier
Tracking and keyframing
The Node Tree Pt 2: Being transparent about Alpha
The Node Tree Pt 3: Copying nodes R16 Update
Matching a short sequence with Secondaries
Overview of basic tech
The basics of Codecs
Compression and Data Rate
The Delivery Panel Whistle-Stop
XML Pt 5: Reconforming your project back in your edit software
The AAF Part 3: Reconforming in Avid
MODULE ASSET DOWNLOAD INFO
A workaround for crossfades in the Baked Master workflow
Freelance Colourist and Visiting Lecturer at Met Film School
4.4 Instructor Rating
I'm a freelance Colorist with nearing six years of experience working in Da vinci resolve. I produced work for web, broadcast and Cinema as well a numerous music videos, short films and drama projects.
I've found a passion for education and training whilst working as a freelancer and want nothing more than to share the benefit of my experience with others. I teach regualrly at the met film School in London where I cover editing, Visual Effects and, of course, Color Grading.