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RG101 Virtual: Learning to Grade with Resolve

RG101 Virtual: Learning to Grade with Resolve

An Introduction to DaVinci Resolve v16 taught by Warren Eagles from the International Colorist Academy (ICA) .





***PLEASE NOTE: This virtual training session will take place in the PACIFIC TIME ZONE.***

This class is an excellent introduction to coloring with DaVinci Resolve. It is ideal for first time users and you do not need any experience to attend. It is important when learning any software to learn the correct way from the beginning. It will lay a great foundation going forward.

ICA virtual classes are capped at six people with each student getting a media download link 7 days before the class starts. Students are encouraged to share their own material so they can get individual feedback from Warren.

The class mixes the operational side of Resolve with real world workflows and problems. The aim is to get you to a standard where you can color a real job. It is run at a relaxed pace, questions are encouraged and group participation is a key part of the course.

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What will you Learn?

  • Simple overview of the softwareBasic editing, how to build a timeline.
  • Primary correction.
  • Secondary correction.
  • What are waveforms scopes, how do they help us grade?
  • Using an XML to bring in a timeline from Premiere or FCP.
  • Scene cut detector to break a complete ‘Baked’ clip exported from your editor.
  • 5 Power Windows. Learn why you use them, not just how to use them.
  • Tracking Windows with the auto tracker.
  • How the Nodes work, they are very powerful when used correctly.
  • Key-framing both color correction and framing controls.
  • Matching a sequence, where do you start?
  • A general look at different camera formats.
  • Basic problems, the kind we all face.
  • Finishing and rendering to Vimeo, ProRes, Back to Premiere etc
  • Grading challenge.


Daily Schedule

10:00am -11:30am  Session 1
11:30am -12:00pm Break 1
12:00pm - 1:30pm Session 2
1:30pm - 2:30pm  Lunch
2:30pm - 4:00pm  Session 3
4:00pm - 5:00pm  Happy hour (Optional)



Warren has been coloring for 30 years and has been using Resolve since 2005. He co founded the International Colorist Academy in 2009 and now splits his time between grading and teaching. Warren is based in Brisbane Australia where he owns and operates his own Color grading shop.


Frequently Asked Questions

What equipment will I need?

  1. A laptop or desktop PC or MAC capable of running the latest DaVinci Resolve 16 software. Resolve is a good benchmark for the type of machine needed.
  2. 2 monitors are preferred but not essential. This means you can have your software on 1 monitor and the instructor on the other.
  3. A headphone set and microphone is essential.
  4. Check that you have a steady reliable Internet connection.
  5. Ability to download 15GB of training footage.


How will I get the training footage and supporting documents?
A week before your class you’ll receive a download link. This will enable you to be confident and comfortable of your set up before the class begins.

Can I keep the training footage after the class?
Yes. Media and any handouts can be used to progress your learning.

Will I get a recording of the class?
Yes. All classes are recorded and distributed as soon as we can.

Are the ICA virtual classes certified like the classroom?
Yes, you will receive a digital ICA certificate.

Can I still become an ICA member?
Yes, you will be able to get your bio on the ICA website and will have access to discounts from the sponsors.




Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

This class is ideal for editors, DITs, DPs, and Photographers, basically anybody with a desire to learn more about color correction.



All students on this course receive an ICA Virtual Certificate.



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