In this movie, watch as Patrick starts working with the Tangent Element colorist control surface as he makes his initial adjustments to the blue-flagged shots of Ven. We’re just getting warmed up here, giving you an idea of what to look for when evaluating your images for contrast and the general workflow that can help you become much more efficient at color correcting.
- Alright, so we've done our base grade…here on these Ven selects.…Let's go ahead and try something different.…Let's go ahead and do…the Yellow Flags,…which are more of these wildlife shots,…and let me turn off the Blue Flags.…There we go.…So now we have more of these wildlife shots…for us to look at…as well as a couple people shots.…I want to start with a wildlife…and see what we've got here,…and then, we'll take a look at the people.…And yeah, let's start with the vultures.…What are we going to do?…Well we're going to pull up our scopes,…and we're going to cover over our images.…
I'm going to opt + f…so that when we look at the image…it's nice and big.…And rather than using the control surface…now let's go to the mouse.…I'm a little slower on the mouse,…because I can't do multiple things at once.…But still, we have a plan of attack.…I'm going to take my shadows,…I'm going to drop them…and lift them up just a touch.…And now, what'll I do with my highlights?…Nothing's clipped out.…Does anything deserve to be at 100%?…
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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