Learn Colour Grading with DaVinci Resolve

Learning the software is the easy bit and there's a lot of good books and videos out there, but having a veteran telecine colourist at your side as you learn how to "see colour" makes this course unique.

Q&A

Where is the course?

Melbourne, Australia.

When does the course run?

All year round with weekend bookings available.

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How long is it?

2 x 7 hour days.

Who runs the course?

It's run by Tim Farrell who has worked as a telecine colourist in Sydney and Mumbai and has been a DaVinci user since 1995.

How much is it?

$800.

When and how do I pay?

A $200 deposit is required when booking. The remaining $600 is payable upon course completion. Pay by cash or bank transfer.

What's the structure?

It's one-on-one training. You operate the DaVinci panel as we work through the tutorials. The trackballs allow you to "feel" colour and get you up to speed faster.

What's covered?

Everything from basic primary and secondary grading and how to use scopes, through to shot matching and creating stylized looks. We can also cover things like equipment choices and display calibration. As it's one-on-one training we can focus on your specific objectives and work at a pace you're comfortable with.

What equipment will I learn on?

Choice of Mac or Windows system and DaVinci Micro panel.

What's your grading philosophy?

Take your time and really try a lot of different options at the start of a session. Learn to use your scopes! Eyes get tricked easily and also get tired very quickly, so if you can't use scopes you're flying blind. When you're just starting out spend most of your time in the Primary tab. It takes a lot of practice to get the perfect balance, so the more time you spend using lift, gamma and gain, the better! Always look for depth in the frame and try to create imagery that immerses an audience.

What do I need to bring?

Nothing, but feel free to bring some of your footage to experiment with. Lunch (Nandos or Grill'd burgers?) is provided.

I'm not from Melbourne, where can I stay?

Visitors can stay overnight and I can also do airport pickup and drop. Cost is $50.

Are there student discounts?

Students receive a $100 discount.

What do I take away?

Color Correction Handbook (ebook)
USB Drive of grading sessions and tutorials
Certificate of Achievement
Reference (for students)

Who has completed the course?

Past participants include:
Warwick Field ACS
Matt Stewart ACS
Kim Batterham ACS
Marc Spicer ACS
Simon Ozolins ACS
Peter Beeh
Erika Addis
Peter Coleman
Terry Hope
John Hall
Luke Dove
Will Sheridan

Do you do grading work?

Yes. I have just completed grading the feature film Suite for Fleur (view at www.ozflix.tv) and available for short and long form work.

Video Tutorials

Watch these videos to learn about using scopes, log grading and calibration.

Introduction to Video Scopes

Two approaches to Log

Calibration with Calman

About

I started working as a colorist in 1995 at Frame, Set & Match in Sydney. One of the most memorable projects was the The Matrix sequels. In 2003 I began working in India and during my time at EFX and Famous Studios, I graded TVCs for major brands such as Pepsi, Sony, Colgate, LG, Orange, Revlon, Chevrolet, Monster, Revlon and Tata Indicom.

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Contact

tim@learnresolve.com

0412 328 411