Color Grading and Finishing with Davinci Resolve 101

3 days

Da Vinci Color Corrector

Course Description

In this three-day course, you'll get a thorough overview of the interface, tools, features, and production flow for Davinci Resolve. The course is an ideal combination of instructor-led demonstration and hands-on practice to introduce you to Davinci Resolve software, a revolutionary 64-bit Color Correction application. This class will teach students how to view the world of color correction from the perspective of a colorist. Students will learn the foundations of contrast and color balance and quickly begin to explore that many professional features Resolve has to offer in the post production workflow. Students will understand how to balance, create continuity and develop styles and looks which bring mood and tone to moving images and the storyline.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who'd like to become familiar with Davinci Resolve software and its use in post production.

Instructor in Action


Students should have the following prerequisite knowledge prior to attending the course:

  • Knowledge of OS X and basic computer navigation
  • Basic design/drafting procedures and terminology

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1: Introduction to Resolve

Lesson 2: Understanding system configurations

Lesson 3: Formats and Codecs

Lesson 4: Importing sequences and images

Lesson 5: Basics of Contrast Adjustments

Lesson 6: Basics of Color Balance Adjustments

Lesson 7: Working with scopes

Lesson 8: Primary Corrections and Curves

Day 2

Lesson 9: Overview of Secondary Corrections

Lesson 10: Power Windows

Lesson 11: Tracking

Lesson 12: Working with Mattes

Lesson 13: Keyframing

Lesson 14: Sceme Detection

Day 3

Lesson 15: Creating looks and Styles

Lesson 16: Versions and the Gallery

Lesson 17: Scene Continuity

Lesson 18: Rendering and output

Lesson 19: Resolve Workflows