This workshop designed to give students a practical understanding of DaVinci Resolve with a strong focus placed on learning the components that make up the workflows of current episodic TV and feature film productions. Students will go through the steps of implementing an on set color pipeline then integrate those components together into a workflow. We will explore color theory and color management, the creation of LUTs, CDLs and advanced dailies creation with multiple deliverable. Additionally special attention will be given to the instruction of how Resolve interacts with the camera systems from manufacturers including Arri, Red, Canon, Sony and Panasonic.
Further, the class will look at practical examples from movie sequences and episodic TV. Breakdowns will be given on the lighting of specific scenes. These scenes will then be deconstructed to discuss how the color and look are motivated. Students will create stylized LUTs and “looks” that emulate feature films, TV shows, commercials and music videos.
- The history of DaVinci Resolve and the modern DI
- How to load your Resolve 12.5
- Working with RAW camera media formats in Resolve
- Organizing media in v12.5 using the Media Pool
- Approaches to dailies workflows as a Colorist with Resolve
- Conforming with XML and EDLs as well as “round tripping”
- Primary and secondary correction including curves
- How the nodes work – they are very powerful when used correctly
- Matching cameras, where to start, best practices
- Using a control surface, how it makes us better and faster