Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve Introduction Live Hands-On Instructor-Led Certification Training Class

Baltimore, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site at Your Location

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Course Information & Why You Should Attend

Duration & Times: 2 Days – 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Complimentary Lunch)

Locations for Training:

Course Description: DaVinci Resolve 15 is the only video post-production tool that blends four high-end video applications into one, including a module for editing, color correction, audio production, and now, the new Fusion module for visual effects (VFX) and motion graphics! In our two-day, hands-on DaVinci Resolve 15 Introduction training course, you will start with the basics of DaVinci Resolve 15 including primary and secondary color correction, color grading for style and looks, color matching, editing, project organization, assembling a rough cut, using timelines, applying transitions and effects, working with Fairlight Audio, and an introduction to Fusion. This is Blackmagic Design’s official curriculum to prepare you for the latest certification exam (Note: You will need to attend the Intro & Advanced/BootCamp to learn the entire curriculum for the certification exam). This course is useful for Video Professionals using applications such as Adobe Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Apple Final Cut Pro, Logic Pro, Avid, and more. DaVinci Resolve 15 has a free version available for download.

Prerequisites: Students must have a good working knowledge of computers, operating systems, using a mouse, keyboard, standard menus and commands. Students must be able to open, save, and close applications and files, as well as navigate to other folders.

Job Roles That Use DaVinci Resolve:
Professional editors
Colorists
Audio engineers
Sound designers
VFX Artists

Projects That Use DaVinci Resolve:
Video Editing (Films, TV, Commercials)
Video & Film Color Correction
Audio Editing & Mixing 
Motion Graphics

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve Introduction Course Outline

1. QuickStart: Editing a One Minute Movie
Starting a project
Assembling clips in a timeline
Editing narration
Adding a soundtrack
Adjusting audio levels
Deleting clips from the timeline
Trimming clips
Panning and zooming on photos
Adding a title
Playing full screen

2. Organizing a New Project
Configuring essential settings
Exploring the DaVinci Resolve interface
Importing clips
Reviewing and scrubbing clips
Viewing clip metadata
Adding custom metadata
Making new bins
Creating Smart Bins
Saving custom bin views
Changing clip names

3. Assembling a Rough Cut
Creating a timeline
Making the first edit
Scrubbing with JKL keys
Inserting clips into a timeline
Using timecode
Overwriting video only
Appending a clip to the end
Editing from a Bin
Replacing a shot

4. Moving Clips in the Timeline
Importing projects and relinking media
Splitting clips
Cutting and pasting clips

5. Refining a Timeline
Customizing the layout for trimming
Trimming to the playhead
Selecting tracks to trim
Slipping a clip
Opening gaps using the selection tool

6. Applying Transitions and Effects
Fading clips in and out
Adding cross dissolves
Customizing transitions
Applying transitions and filters from the Effects Library
Reframing shots
Rendering and background caching

7. Working with Audio on the Edit Page
Working with markers
Making a range of frames
Annotating on clips
Customizing the interface for audio
Color coding tracks
Finding markers using the Edit Index
Viewing markers in a bin
Linking clips
Monitoring, soloing, and muting audio
Changing a level within a clip
Adding audio fades

8. Mixing Sound in Fairlight: Exploring the Interface
Exploring the interface
Renaming and color coding tracks
Viewing a spotting list
Trimming clips in Fairlight
Aligning sound effects
Recording audio in a timeline
Modifying clip attributes
Using Fairlight FX
Organizing tracks into submixes
Setting track levels

9. Introduction to Fusion
Exploring the interface
Adding clips from the Media Pool
Understanding the merge node
Pulling a Key in Fusion from footage on the Edit Page

10. QuickStart: Color Correction
Learning the color page layout
Modifying lift, gamma, and gain
Using other primary corrector controls
Understanding nodes
Making secondary color corrections
Applying DaVinci Resolve FX
Tracking power windows
Stabilizing a clip

11. Performing Primary Corrections
Using DaVinci Resolve color management
Making Automatic Corrections
Balancing color and brightness with the Color Wheels
Checking adjustments on scopes
Making a neutral color grade with the primaries bars
Creating a style using the main primary controls
Enhancing styles with the additional primary controls
Using curves for primary color corrections
Copying corrections between similar shots

12. Making Secondary Adjustments
Using Qualifiers
Using outside nodes
Combining Qualifiers and Power Windows

13. Delivering a Final Program
Creating a web streaming file
Creating a custom preset
Working with the DaVinci Resolve database

Disclaimer: All course objectives and outlines are used as a guideline and are subject to change to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology.

Software Versions: ThinkB!G open enrollment classes are taught on the most current version of software whenever possible. To request a specific version, please Contact Us or call us at 301-362-2250.

What You Get
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware & Personal Use of Class Recording for Limited Time
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only)
Pricing

Public Enrollment Training

Commercial/Non-Profit/Education Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $1260
Government Price Per Person 2-Day Class: $1142.57

Dates to Register!

 

Custom Private Training – Onsite at Your Location, Online Live, or at ThinkB!G

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Dates to Register

CourseLocationStart DateEnd DateTime
DaVinci Resolve 15 Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Mar 30, 2020 Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Mar 30, 2020 Thursday, Apr 02, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 27, 2020 Tuesday, Jul 28, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Jul 27, 2020 Thursday, Jul 30, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Intro

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 05, 2020 Tuesday, Oct 06, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp

ThinkB!G (Columbia, MD) - In Person & Online Live

Monday, Oct 05, 2020 Thursday, Oct 08, 2020 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register

Certification

A DaVinci Resolve Professional Exam is Available for DaVinci Resolve! 

Blackmagic DaVinci Resolve 15 End User Exam

Blackmagic Design Training Partner

Register for our DaVinci Resolve 15 Training & Certification Course:

✓ Learn the Certification Curriculum to Prep You for the Exam By Attending our Intro & Advanced / BootCamp Course

✓ Free Certification Online Exam

Custom Private Training

We offer this course as Custom Private Training or Project Based Training®!

If you have a team of individuals, you can receive bulk discounts by doing your own Private training session & cover your specific learning objectives! We can have the Private Training at ThinkB!G in Columbia, Maryland, Virtually Online Live (Available for Most Courses), or Onsite at Your Location.

What's Included?

  • Custom Outline to include Targeted Topics Based on Your Learning Needs
  • Hands-On Official Authorized Training & Certification
  • Training Delivered from Instructors that are Senior Consultants Certified by Adobe (ACI), Apple (ACT), & Microsoft (MCT)
  • Official Curriculum Print and/or Digital Courseware
  • Certificate of Completion
  • Computer (Apple Mac or Windows PC) with Software & Class Files (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Continental Breakfast Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Catered Gourmet Deli Lunch Every Day (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Unlimited Snacks and Refreshments (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)
  • Notebook & Pen (In Person Only)
  • Free Parking (In Person Only at ThinkB!G)

Submit details and a formal training quote will be sent to you! 

Click to Get a Quote Now!

Policies

Payment Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training class.

 

Payment Policy for Private & Project Based Training® Classes

Payment and/or Purchase Order is required 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to first date of training service.  Pricing provided is firm fixed price based on number of students.  Client is responsible for entire amount regardless of change in number of registrations.

 

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Public Enrollment Classes

  • Classes may be canceled if less than 4 students are registered. We will notify you of cancellations no later than 16 business days prior to class.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling more than 16 business days prior to class: You are eligible for a refund or free reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • Canceling/Rescheduling less than 16 business days prior to class: No refund. No Reschedule. Registration is transferable to another student for the same class & date.
  • No Shows without contact: No refund. No Reschedule.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Custom/Private and On-Site Training Classes

  • No penalty if cancellation/reschedule is 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class.
  • 50% penalty will be incurred if cancellation/reschedule is less than 16 Business Days (Monday-Friday) prior to the first date of class. This fee is to cover instructor expenses, travel, and course materials purchased.

Cancellation/Rescheduling Policy for Individual Students in Custom/Private Training Classes

  • Individual students registered in a private class, who cancel or do not show, are not eligible for a partial refund or reschedule. Please contact your class organizer or manager if you need to cancel.