Intro To DAVINCI RESOLVE Learning Intensive

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Intro To DAVINCI RESOLVE Learning Intensive

11-5-18 - 11-7-18


Women In Media VIP members are invited to join us for The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 15 Intro class!

To apply you must be available for all three days for the entire day. This class is open to 11 members, is free, and includes lunch. If all goes well, we will have more classes like this. Full details will be sent to the chosen participants. If you don’t make this round, we will have another class.

DaVinci Resolve 15 is the most advanced editing, visual effects, color correction, and audio post production solution for feature films, television shows and commercials. Its revolutionary workflow lets you switch between tasks with a single click, so you don’t have to learn multiple applications or translate projects between different software programs. This official step-by-step training guide covers the basics of editing, visual effects, motion graphics, color correction and audio so you can start creating your own Hollywood caliber film and video today!

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What You’ll Learn:

• How to setup projects, import media and use metadata to speed up your work.
• Marking selections, editing clips in the timeline, and context sensitive trimming.
• How to retime clips, add transitions and pan and scan photos.
• Working with new Text+ titles, creating your own titles and adding animation.
• How to navigate the Fusion page, use a node based interface, stabilize and part on clips.
• Primary and secondary corrections using Resolve’s legendary color tools.
• How to match shots, use color management, create looks, grade multiple clips.
• How to use PowerWindows, track objects in a shot, use curves and add ResolveFX.
• Audio sweetening and mixing using the Fairlight audio tools.
• Record voice over directly into the timeline
• Use new FairlightFX to improve audio quality
• How to deliver projects to a variety of formats.
• Dozens of tips and tricks throughout the book that will transform how you work!

The Schedule

Course Name: Intro to DaVinci Resolve 15  
Course Date: Nov 5,6,7

Course Time: 10am – 5pm
Course Location: Blackmagic Design office, 333 N GlenOaks Blvd, Burbank CA

Instructor: Dion Scoppettuolo

Day One

10:00 – 10:30 – Introduction 
10:30 – 11:30  Quick Start: Making a One Minute Movie
Starting a project
Assembling clips in a timeline
Adding a soundtrack
Adjusting audio levels
Deleting clips from the timeline
Deleting Gaps
Trimming clips
Panning and zooming on photos
Adding and modifying a Text + Preset
Playing full screen
11:30 – 12:30   Organizing a new Project
Configuring essential settings
Saving Back Up Projects
Exploring the DaVinci Resolve interface
Importing clips
Reviewing and scrubbing clips
Viewing clip metadata
Adding custom metadata
Making new bins
Creating Smart Bins
Saving custom bin views
Changing clip names
12:30 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 – Assembling a Rough Cut
Creating a timeline
Making the first edit
Scrubbing with JKL keys
Inserting clips into a timeline
Using timecode
Overwriting video only
Appending a clip to the end
Editing from a Bin
Replacing a shot
2:30 – 3:00 Moving Clips in the Timeline
Importing and relinking a project
Color Coding Clips
Deleting Clips without leaving a gap
Splitting Clips
Cutting & Pasting Clips
Swapping Clip Positions
3:00 – 4:00 Refining the Timeline
Saving Interface layouts
Trimming to the playhead
Ripple trimming
Selecting tracks to trim
Using roll trimming
Slipping a clip
Opening gaps using the selection tool
Trimming in the source viewer
Sliding a clip

4:00 – 5:00 Applying Transitions and Effects
Fading clips in and out
Adding cross dissolves
Customizing transitions
Saving custom transition presets
Applying transitions and filters from the Effects Library
Using Smooth Cut
Reframing shots
Rendering and background caching
Creating a constant speed change

Day Two

10:00 – 11:30 Working with Audio on the Edit Page
Working with markers
Marker annotations
Customizing the interface for audio
Adding and patching tracks
Color coding tracks
Finding markers using the Edit Index
Viewing markers in a bin
Linking clips
Monitoring, soloing, and muting audio
Normalizing audio
Copying and pasting audio attributes
Setting levels in the timeline
Changing a level within a clip
Adding audio fades
11:30 – 12:30 – Mixing in Fairlight 
Exploring the interface
Previewing video
Visible video tracks
Navigating with markers and the index
Evaluate production dialogue
Organize dialogue tracks
Trim audio clips
Aligning Sound Effects
Recording VO to the timeline
Working with FairlightFX (De-Hummer)
Organizing tracks into submixes
Setting track levels in the mixer
12:30- 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 Creating effects and graphics in Fusion
Learning to the Fusion page
Adding Nodes
Stabilizing clips
Painting out objects
Switching clips
Adding text
Understanding the merge node
Filling text with video
Animating a Write On effect
3:00 – 4:00 Color Correction Quick Start
Learning the color page layout
Modifying lift, gamma, and gain
Using other primary corrector controls
Understanding nodes
Making secondary color corrections
Applying Resolve FX
Tracking power windows
4:00- 5:00  Primary Balancing of Color and Brightness
Using DaVinci Resolve color management
Balancing color and brightness with the Color Wheels
Checking adjustments on scopes
Making a neutral color grade with the primaries bars
Creating a style using the main primary controls
Enhancing styles with the additional primary controls
Using curves for primary color corrections
Copying corrections between similar shots

Day Three

10:00 – 11:00 Making Secondary Adjustments
Using qualifiers

Tracking power windows

matte finesse controls
Using outside nodes
11:00 -12:30 Designing Creative Looks
Mixing a black-and-white shot
Using the LUT browser for quick looks
Creating a bleach bypass
12:30-1:30 Lunch 
1:30 – 2:30 Delivering a Final Project

Creating a Web Streaming File
Creating a Custom Preset
Rendering Jobs

2:30 – 3:30 Media and Database Management
Understanding the Resolve Database
Copying Projects and Media
Importing Projects and Relinking Media
Consolidating Media

Importing and Relinking Projects

4:00 – 5:00 – Exam

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