For most of us, color correcting people (and skin tones) is the bulk of our shot matching duties. In the movie you’ll see how Patrick deals with skin tone, while taking into account the context of the scene. You’ll learn his favorite technique for dealing with skin tone problems and practice tracking a face so the emotion doesn’t get buried in the shadows.
- Now of course, the whole point…of this In-Action chapters here,…in this DaVinci Resolve 12 advanced title,…is to simulate reality,…give you kind of a sense of how all of this happens…in real time, when I'm actually working on a job,…so you understand how to put the tools together.…And guess what just happened?…I just got a call from my mythical producer,…telling me we need to change this shot.…The director doesn't like this shot.…They want to go to a wide shot of…Ven and Kristen against the hut,…and they've provided me the shot for that.…
So let's go ahead and switch it up.…So let's jump into the media pool,…and if you have access to the exercise files,…this shot is delivered to you.…It's Bcam2677,…and I'm gonna go ahead,…and I'm gonna create a new folder,…which is normally what I'd do.…Add a bin,…and I'll call this Additionals.…Drop it in that bin.…We'll come into the Edit Timeline.…We're on this shot, I'm gonna Zoom In.…I'm gonna right click, jump to the Take Selector,…so that, you know,…if the crazy director changes his mind again,…
Indie feature film and broadcast colorist Patrick Inhofer puts these more sophisticated features to practical use—color-grading shots from a documentary. Along the way, he covers the Resolve Studio databases, media management, advanced primary and secondary color-correction techniques, and even Resolve performance optimization. Follow along with the three "In Action" chapters to learn how to create a base grade, match shots, and build cinematic looks. Plus, get a glimpse into the advanced features available only in DaVinci Resolve Studio, such as motion effects and noise reduction, to help you decide if you need to upgrade to the paid version of DaVinci Resolve.
It doesn't matter what kinds of projects you shoot or edit. This training will help you develop your color correction "muscles" and deliver better results more reliably every time.
- Understanding Resolve's database structure and options
- Managing and relinking media
- Using the advanced primary and secondary tools
- Working with the sizing menu
- Advanced tracking
- Comparing shots in split-screen
- Reducing noise
- Increasing playback performance in DaVinci Resolve
- Rendering, delivering, and archiving footage
- Applying Resolve's tools to real-world projects
- Learning a repeatable workflow for the entire color grading process
Skill Level Advanced
1. Advanced Database Concepts
2. Additional Media and Edit Page Concepts
3. Advanced Color Page Concepts: Primary Corrections
4. Advanced Color Page Concepts: Secondary Corrections
5. Studio-Only Tools and Workflows
6. Increasing Playback Performance
7. Color Management and ACES
8. Rendering, Delivering, and Archiving
9. In Action: Cold Open—the Base Grade
10. In Action: Cold Open—Shot Matching
11. In Action: Building a Look
Cold open: Closing thoughts1m 32s
12. What's New in Resolve 12.5
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