DaVinci Resolve 15 Introduction Certification Training Course

DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training Course – Introduction

Blackmagic Design Training Partner    

Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Virtually Online Live & On-Site

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DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training Introduction 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 learn 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.

Certification Available For This Course:
Get Certified! Become a certified DaVinci Resolve professional! With a curriculum designed for new users and established professionals alike, Blackmagic Design certified training teaches you the skills you need to be more creative, work faster, and get the job done! Free certification online exam available for DaVinci Resolve 15 here.

Prerequisites for Attending DaVinci Resolve 15 Introduction Training:
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 15:
Professional editors
Audio engineers
Sound designers
VFX Artists

Projects That Use DaVinci Resolve 15:
Video Editing (Films, TV, Commercials)
Video & Film Color Correction
Audio Editing & Mixing
Motion Graphics

Locations for DaVinci Resolve 15 Introduction Training:
In Person at ThinkB!G’s Office in Columbia, MD (next to the Columbia Mall)
Online Live from Anywhere
Private Custom Training On Site or at Your Location
Project Based Training On Site or at Your Location

Times for DaVinci Resolve 15 Introduction Training:
In Person & Online Live: 8:30AM-3:00PM ET / 5:30AM-12:00PM PT (30 Minute Lunch)
Private Custom & Project Based Training: Your preference
*Please click the Dates To Register tab above to see all dates & times available.*

Training Includes:
Hands-On Training Led by Certified Instructors
Print and/or Digital Courseware
Certificate of Completion
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)

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.

Related Training and Certification Courses:
Premiere Pro ACA Training & Certification Pack
Premiere Pro CC Advanced
Premiere Pro CC Intro
After Effects CC Advanced
After Effects CC Intro
Final Cut Pro X 10.4 Professional Post-Production
Logic Pro X Professional Music Production
Audition CC
Storytelling & Script Writing for Video Production
Videography Fundamentals
Video Production Lighting Techniques
Audio Recording Fundamentals

DaVinci Resolve 15 Introduction Training 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



All course objectives and outlines are a guide for students.  To ensure student satisfaction, these course topics and order may be modified or added to ensure the latest information is covered to support real world use of the technology. 

Watch Below To Learn More About DaVinci Resolve. Please Note: This video from Blackmagic Design is to explain more about the product and is not a reflection of how our online courses are conducted.

Course Location Start Date End Date Time
DaVinci Resolve 15 Certification Training BootCamp

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

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 Thursday, Aug 01, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Intro

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

Monday, Jul 29, 2019 Tuesday, Jul 30, 2019 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 07, 2019 Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register
DaVinci Resolve 15 Intro

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

Monday, Oct 07, 2019 Tuesday, Oct 08, 2019 8:30 am EDT - 3:00 pm EDT Register