Intro to DaVinci Resolve: Color Correction and Editing

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Date and Time

Sun, Jun 30
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM




Austin Public Edit Lab
1143 Northwestern Ave, Austin, TX 78702


This course will focus on the craft of color correction through the use of DaVinci Resolve software. We will cover basic concepts of finishing and post workflows, as well as the technical and aesthetic theories that influence colorists. Students interested in coloring their own projects should leave the course with a grasp of the possibilities offered by DaVinci. They will also be more prepared to consider color correction during pre-production when planning projects for the future. We will use the experiences and backgrounds of the students to guide and inform the path of the course. We will also explore the capabilities of DaVinci resolve as a full-service non-linear editing system, walking through a project workflow from ingest to delivery.

Topics include

  • Post workflow and codecs
  • Luminance control
  • Hue offset
  • Power Windows
  • Motion Tracking
  • Color “correction” vs building a “look”
  • Common problems and how to tackle them
  • Flat vs broadcast images
  • LUTs
  • Basic color theory
  • NLE workflow in DaVinci

This class certifies Producers in the following equipment to then reserve at no additional cost:

  • 21.5″ take-home Apple iMac computers with 16gig RAM (for up to 72 hours at a time).

About the Instructor: Sarah Hennigan

A Dallas-born Cherokee filmmaker, Sarah grew up on-set and backstage, and has been
involved in the arts ever since. Her directorial work has been seen in festivals such as LA
SkinsFest and the Green Bay Film Festival. She now focuses on documentary and narrative
cinematography. She is also passionate about Native representation in popular culture, and
telling Native stories on screen. Sarah earned her B.A. from Vassar College as a Film Studies
major with a correlate sequence in Native American Studies. She received her Master of Fine
Arts in Film Production at the University of Texas at Austin. She now works as a freelance
filmmaker in Austin, TX.

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