The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve

Ollie Kenchington

The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve

Ollie Kenchington
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9h 30m
16 modules (view curriculum)

 
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Description

The Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve is Blackmagic Designʼs official training course for people wanting to get a basic overview of the editing, motion graphics, color correction and audio tools in DaVinci Resolve. Presented over more than eight hours, Ollie Kenchington, a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer, guides you through the fundamentals of this incredibly powerful program which prepares you for Blackmagic Design's own certification exam. The course also includes a bonus module that takes you through the additions to Davinci Resolve 16.


Subtitles available: English

Modules

42m

Before we start to deep dive into DaVinci Resolve, in this introductory module Ollie uses the project of a one-minute short movie to get you comfortable with many of the concepts that will be taught throughout the course.


Subtitles available: English

38m

Having taken a quick overview of creating a movie in DaVinci Resolve in the opening module, Ollie starts to explain the software in much more depth. In this lesson we look at creating and setting up a project, before going through the Media Pool and how to import, manage and sort clips to help with workflow.


Subtitles available: English

50m

Moving on to the Edit page, Ollie shows us how to assemble a timeline, scrub through clips and create basic edits to assemble a rough cut.


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29m

Building on the fundamentals of the prior lesson, here we explore how easily DaVinci Resolve allows us to make more powerful edits.


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37m

In this lesson Ollie introduces us to various trimming techniques in DaVinci Resolve to help us refine the project edit.


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42m

Now that you're familiar with editing in DaVinci Resolve, Ollie introduces us to transitions including fades, dissolves and more advanced filter effects.


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41m

While DaVinci Resolve features a completely integrated Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) with Fairlight, it's also important to be able to manage basic audio parameters from within the Edit page, which is what Ollie walks us through in this lesson.


Subtitles available: English

45m

Unlike most other NLE programs, DaVinci Resolve features a complete DAW inside the application with Fairlight, meaning you never have to leave Resolve to access incredibly powerful audio mixing and processing techniques. In this module Ollie steps through the Fairlight interface as well as fundamental operations and advanced techniques to help you get fantastic audio on any project.


Subtitles available: English

1h 01m

In addition to a fully fledged audio workstation with Fairlight, DaVinci Resolve also includes a complete motion graphics, VFX and compositing application in the Fusion page. Here Ollie introduces us to working with Fusion, and shows us how to perform basic composites, motion titles and a complete green screen key with tracking.


Subtitles available: English

29m

Moving on to the Color page, in this lesson Ollie introduces us to the very basics of color correction in DaVinci Resolve.


Subtitles available: English

38m

Now that we have a basic understanding of the Color page within Resolve, Ollie dives a little deeper to show how to make primary corrections to the sample project.


Subtitles available: English

17m

Following the primary adjustments of the previous lesson it's now time to look at secondary corrections. Here Ollie looks at Resolve's powerful targeting tools including qualifiers and power windows to help target areas within the frame.


Subtitles available: English

16m

In the final color module of the course Ollie reviews how to create creative looks in DaVinci Resolve, including working with LUTs.


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14m

Now that we have the skills necessary to create amazing projects in DaVinci Resolve we move to the Delivery page where Ollie shows us how to export and queue projects for web, broadcast and more.


Subtitles available: English

13m

In the final lesson in the course Ollie covers management of the DaVinci Resolve database and how to backup and administer your installation and media files.


Subtitles available: English

52m

While Resolve 16 doesn't change any of the elements of the course, in this bonus module Ollie breaks down the new features of Resolve 16's public beta including the new "Cut" page.

About the Educator

Ollie Kenchington

Filmmaker, Editor, Colorist

3 Courses

Ollie's company, Korro Films, produces commercials, short films, documentaries and branded content for major international clients, with Ollie carrying out senior editor and colourist duties on every project. Ollie is an assured practitioner across all areas of filmmaking, giving him a deep understanding of the creative process which allows his agency to flourish in this competitive industry. Additionally he is an accomplished educator, and founder of Korro Academy.

Reviews

5
Awesome! I have been using Davinci Resolve for a year now but did only rough editing and using LUTs. This course gave me a deep insight into this incredible powerful tool. Thank you Ollie.
Randy Tomlinson
5
Excellent training course that mirrors Blackmagicdesign's own Definitive Guide to DaVinci Resolve 15. The information is presented clearly and concisely and provides a complete and thorough overview of each element of Resolve. Since the course mirrors the printed guide (also available as a free PDF) it can be used as a reference to refresh any information you may have forgotten. Ollie is pleasant to listen to and seems quite knowledgeable.
Adam Goldfine
5
This course was enlightening. I bought the book first and started the training, But my learning style is by seeing and then doing. This course was perfect for me. Ollie's delivery was clear and concise and I highly recommend this course to anyone.
Brendan Lister
5
Excellent full-range coverage of Davinci Resolve. I've been using Resolve for a couple of years now, and this course made me feel like I finally have a good handle on what's really possible in this amazingly powerful toolset.
Jeff Peters
5
Excellent as always, Ollie's definitive guide to DaVinci Resolve learn me new tricks and allow me to pass the Blackmagicdesign exam for certified end user with more than 95%!
Julien Gouz
5
This is a great course, highly recommended, very clear and concise and easy watching. Great job Mr Kenchington.
Christopher Conway
5
Great course, very informative and it is a good introduction to Resolve, but this application goes much much deeper, hope to see some advanced courses in the future. Ollie is a great instructor by the way!
Philipp Berndt
4.5
Exceptional!
Ralph Nash
4.5
I have been editing in FCPX for the past eight years. I am migrating some projects to DaVinci, and this course accelerated my process of adaptation. Very complete course for beginners as well as for those who are migrating from another software.
Juan Vargas
4
Great learning course
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