Introduction to Compositing & Blackmagic Design Fusion

1 day

Course Description

The DaVinci Fusion page is where you can let your imagination go wild and create cinematic visual effects and motion graphics! It’s built into DaVinci Resolve and features a node based workflow with hundreds of 2D and 3D tools. This one day course will introduce the fundamentals of vfx and nodes in Fusion, give hands-on examples of everyday tasks such as paint removals, green-screen, tracking, screen inserts, 3D, and more!

Who Should Attend

  • Producers
  • Editors
  • Assistant Editors
  • Multimedia Producers
  • VFX Professionals

What to Expect!


Practical working knowledge of computers and basic Mac OS X or Windows skills as well as a basic understanding of DaVinci Resolve.

Course Outlines

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.

Lesson 1

  • Conform exercises into Resolve/Fusion
  • Fundamentals of compositing, RGB+Alpha, premultiplied vs straight
  • Basic Fusion; the UI layout, nodes in Fusion, Merge nodes. keyframing & animating text
  • Paint removals with Planar Tracker
  • Locked-off screen insert example

Lesson 2

  • 1 and 2 point tracking
  • Green-screen with static background
  • Tracking and sky replacement
  • Tracking moving screen inserts
  • Refining and combining mattes/keys

Lesson 3

  • Working with 3D text, 3D shapes, materials, lights
  • 3D Camera tracking, for sky replacement
  • Adding particles and 3D elements
  • 3D Camera tracking screen insert