fxphd | Resolve Fundamentals with Warren Eagles
This training is exclusively available for standalone purchase in the fxphd store and is not available as part of the fxphd membership.
This is the 13th season I’ve partnered with fxphd to produce Resolve online training. Resolve Fundamentals covers both Resolve V15 and V16. It was originally recorded in V15 and includes two V16 update classes covering new features introduced in the 2019 release as well as additional new footage to go along with the lessons.
This course is ideal for people new to color correction, photographers, editors, DITs, DPs, VFX artists and directors. I always strive to show you why you do something not just how to do them.
One of the fantastic benefits of this course is that it comes with almost 7GB of high resolution source material so you can follow the same techniques on the same footage Warren uses. You get the media the XMLs, the reference movies and even the Powergrade looks. Footage supplied with the course may be used for learning or your showreel (use in commercial or non-commercial projects is prohibited).
I had a great time working on these classes and I hope you enjoy them!
— Warren Eagles
A beginner level course to get up to speed
Resolve Fundamentals is beginner level training. You will be taken through the steps needed to get started with both the editing and color features within DaVinci Resolve. You can follow the classes using the same techniques as Warren uses because you get the footage media as well as the instructional videos.
What will I be editing and coloring?
You will edit a :45 beach sequence that has a mixture of good and poorly shot (too light, too dark, too blue) ProRes material. You’ll learn how to add speed ramps, soft focus, reframes and cool text animations. Once the sequence is edited, you’ll color correct before rendering to your desired social media or TV destination.
Take this color grading course to take more control over your images
Take this class if want to understand the post process and take more control over your images. Warren’s real world experience as a colorist and teaching classroom courses helps the way he transports techniques into online training classes. Movie content on a website or social media has become a vital part of marketing any business or individual, so it’s critically important that your movies look as great as possible.
A course ideal for photographers, DITs, DPs, VFX artists, editors and directors
This course is for anybody who needs to produce great looking moving images. This could be :15 for social media, a small TV commercial, or your personal short film passion project that you want to edit and grade. It will also give DPs, directors and producers a better understanding of the complete post process and give everyone the foundation and confidence needed to get started with grading.
Once you purchase this course, you can immediately download all class instruction videos. This course is not part of the normal fxphd membership and does not include access to our discussion forums or VPN software. Footage supplied with the course may only be used for learning or your showreel (use in commercial or non-commercial projects is prohibited).
Class by class breakdown
CLASS 01: OVERVIEW
An overview of the course, including an overview of Resolve 16 and a bit about Warren.
CLASS 02: SETUP
Worried about upgrading? Backing up old Resolve projects and databases, system settings, project settings.
CLASS 03: CONFORMING THE PAINT PROJECT
Conforming from a Premier Pro XML. Finding missing media, using the new drag and drop reference movie feature, fixing Premiere Pro to Resolve framing issues. New copy and paste of attributes from clip to clip, using Centre Crop with no resizing to address framing, using the mix viewer to see and then correct timing issues between the conform and the reference movie. Spotting what didn’t come across in the XML.
CLASS 04: GRADING THE PAINT PROJECT
Fixing color temp with Chromatic Adaptation OFX, creating a fixed node structure, Using the scopes to match mis-matched shots with the Color temperature control. Showing the reference movie on the Color Page to see what camera was used for each shot. Comparing progress with the split screen.
CLASS 05: MAKE THE CEO LOOK GOOD
The CEO is important (he’s paying you) so we need to pull out all the tools. Beauty OFX, Face Refinedment OFX, correcting the GoPro ‘wrong color temp shot’ with the Curve tool, histogram overlay on the Curves, Isolation Curve YRGB selections. Uploading a WIP to Frame.io.
CLASS 06: ACTION SPORTS, PART 1
X2 Master timelines 23.98 and 25fps footage. Copying a 1920 x 1080 timeline to an Instagram 1200 x 1200 square timeline. Fixing over-corrected footage with Curves. The new CIE 1931xy scopes and Color Compressor OFX. Using the new Speed Warp control to allow smooth post slow motion. Using Render Cache to see the results.
CLASS 07: GRADING RAW
Blackmagic BRAW and RED IPP2. Setting the project settings for RAW, using 2010 R3D files in IPP2, and BRAW explained. Highlight recovery, sidecar files, exporting RAW stills, and looking at dual ISO. Examining if a clip needs noise reduction and/or if you can stabilize it. Color Space Transform OFX to transform IPP2 to Alexa LogC
CLASS 08: ACTION SPORTS, PART 2
Matching X2 angles, the new Resolve Scopes explained, pulling back oversaturated images, and grading both underwater and above water in the same shot. A look at the new 3D Fusion title templates, using the new Adjustment layer, Analogue Damage OFX and punching titles through the OFX layer.
CLASS 09: PROBLEMS AND HOW TO FIX THEM
Got a flat grey sky you need to replace on a moving shot? Match Move OFX to add a new sky replacement. Bouncing car interior stabilize plus a still frame overlay from V2.
CLASS 10: FEEDBACK ON THE PAINT PROJECT
Working with feedback received from the client. How Frame io feedback markers are displayed in Resolve with comments and annotations. Continuing to grade the paint project, including Deflicker OFX and Color Stabilizer OFX. Conforming an updated timeline using downloading clips from Frame io.
CLASS 11: DON’T BE AFRAID OF A CONTROL SURFACE
If you get the chance to color a project and the post house has a control surface you haven’t used before, don’t be afraid. It looks more intimidating than it is and the reality is you will still use the mouse a lot. Blackmagic Mini panel and Advanced Resolve surface explained.
CLASS 12: HOW TO MAKE MONEY AS A COLORIST
Warren showcases his room set up, including monitor positions and wall color.
MARCH 2020 BONUS CLASS
There are big challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and maybe even bigger ones to come after it has passed. When it’s all over you will need to hit the ground running, as you will hopefully be very busy as things ramp up again. This class includes advice on what you can do to keep your color skills fresh during the forced break…things like refreshing an old reel, re-grading the original clips, changing mixed frame rates and re framing for Instagram. The aim is to help you use the time in a positive way.