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Resolve 201 with the ICA

This course will give you a general look at color correction as well as DaVinci Resolve specifically.
Resolve 201 with the ICA
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AbelCine has partnered with the International Colorist Academy (ICA) to offer this advanced DaVinci Resolve workshop for current Resolve Colorists and assistant operators. This two-day, hands-on workshop will look at color correction in general, as well as in DaVinci Resolve specifically.

You will work through a short conformed sequence from start to finish using Resolve 12.5 and general colorist strategies. Advanced techniques and tricks using DaVinci Resolve 12.5 will be covered.

This workshop will be capped at twelve people, each with their own workstation. You will work with the instructor to grade sample footage, as well as discuss the different formats and challenges; however, you can also bring your own material if you choose.  To continue your learning after the course, you will be able to keep the media project and stills.

For Dado Valentic’s Section, the ICA will confirm your registration.

Computers are provided for each student.

Topics include:

  • A complete workflow using advanced techniques on supplied material that you can take away
  • Export and XML/AAF from FCP/Premiere. How to Round-trip successfully.
  • Conform the ProRes in Resolve using the XML, it’s not correct what can we do?
  • How to animate shapes and framing with the reframing tools
  • Bring in audio .wav then compare the conform with the offline reference movie
  • Swap to the RAW camera files
  • “Conform v Bake”, what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
  • Where do we start the grade?
  • Primary grading. 3 way color corrector, Offset, Curves and LOG grading
  • Look creation. How to preview a look through the whole timeline using Playheads.
  • Plugin FXs, is this a job for the Colorist?
  • Advanced secondary grading, keying, window tracking and keyframing
  • VFX shots inserted into the timeline
  • Physically add grain and scratches from supplied ICA media
  • Fix audio and Optical flow issues
  • External mattes, how do they help us?
  • Finish Render out to 709/DCP
  • How colourists make an image look great
  • Which techniques are most effective for secondary grading
  • What you can do to protect image quality
  • How to work faster
  • How to work with clients


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

  • Current Resolve Colorists
  • Assistant Operators 


You will recieve a certificate of completion from the ICA at the end of this wokrshop.



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