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RG180 Virtual: Intermediate Resolve Techniques
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RG180 Virtual: Intermediate Resolve Techniques

This virtual class will cover intermediate techniques using the latest Resolve software, with a focus on colorists who are starting to work with clients for the first time. This class will mix software operation with real world grading tips and tricks.


Please Note: Class price has been discounted due to the virtual nature of this course during COVID.

“Do you use the Resolve software, but need help with node structure, grading different cameras, matching, and workflows? If so this class might be for you.

It is ideal if you have taken an online introduction class or are self-taught. Maybe you are coloring with Resolve but still, have lots of unanswered questions.

This virtual class covers intermediate techniques using the latest Resolve software. It focuses on Colorists who are starting to work with clients for the first time and mixes software operation with real-world grading tips and tricks.

The ICA media used comes from a variety of different cameras and is not always beautifully shot so more like the footage and challenges we face every day as a colorist.

ICA virtual classes are capped at eight 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 me.

This class is designed around a small-conformed sequence. We will work through the project from start to finish considering the best strategies to get the job finished efficiently. The student can keep all the ICA media, the lessons, projects, and grading stills. Making it a great way to continue your learning long after the class has finished.”


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What will you Learn?

  • Starting a session what are the best practices?
  • Use the Clone and Media Management tool.
  • Editing in Premiere Pro or FCPX? Then you need to confirm your finished cut in Resolve using an XML, if it’s not correct what can we do?
  • Learn the correct steps before, during, and after the Resolve conform.
  • Bring in audio .wav then compare the Resolve conform with the offline reference movie.
  • Where do we start the grade and what do your clients expect?
  • Complete Primary controls. Offset, Contrast and Pivot, LOG grading tools,

when to use each one?

  • Basic Color Management explained and why it helps us.
  • v17 HDR Tool for grading in zones.
  • Skin tones and matching cameras.
  • “Conform v Baked” what are the pros and cons of each workflow?
  • How to animate shapes and framing with the key-framing tools.
  • Secondary grading, including the 3D keyer, Hue Curves, and the Color Warper.
  • Auto tracking a shape. The trackers and the Magic Mask.
  • Total Nodes, when to use each type of Node.
  • Noise Reduction we look at the different types.
  • What are the advantages of coloring RAW camera footage?
  • Problems and how to fix them. An introduction to Resolve OFX plugins.
  • Exporting and Previewing with Frame io
  • The Colorist grading challenge.



This is a guide and the start time might change

10.00-11.30 Session 1

11.30-12.00 Break

12.00-13.30 Session 2

13.30-14.30 Lunch

14.30-16.00 Session 3

16.00-17.00 Happy Hour



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.



All students on this course receive an ICA Virtual Certificate and a screen recording of the class


Frequently asked questions

What equipment will I need?

  1. A laptop or desktop PC or MAC capable of running the latest DaVinci Resolve software. You only need the (free) version for this class, but the Studio version will allow you to utilize the OFX plugins.
  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 with 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 and future ICA events.


Can I keep and use the footage supplied in the class?

Yes, you can use it for practice after the class. It cannot be shared or used in conjunction with any other training organization.


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



Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend

If you've taken an online introduction class, are self-taught, or have been coloring with Resolve but have unanswered questions, this class is designed to be your next step in Resolve education. 



You will receive a digital ICA certificate. 



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