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This is a 5 day course

Start editing your video footage quickly and expertly with a professional level editing program used by film makers large and small! Make short videos to post online or send to relatives about significant events; birthdays, graduations, weddings, holidays or educational shorts. Maybe thinking of starting a vLog (video blog) or make slide shows or marketing videos for on-line or instore or cinema display? Videos ace Powerpoint® slideshows with perfectly synced sound and transitions between images that look slick and professional. Cut a music video, documentary or family memories or anything that you want to upload to TicToc, Youtube or Vimeo for the world to see. You can. Using the free version of DaVinci Resolve you will finish with the skills to edit these and more.

DaVinci costs noting to use (paid version is DaVinci Resolve Studio), but lacks nothing in what you can do to learn video cutting. If you really want to make it a money earner for you then you can progress to DaVinci Resolve Studio version and none of your projects need altering, you just get more collaboration tools, output formats and specialized filters for audio and vision effects.

A unique editing feature compared to the market leader program is Node Editing that adds more flexibility in how you process parts or the whole footage. You’ll also discover how to color grade/correct your footage.

This introduction requires no prior knowledge of editing but you do need to be comfortable with either Windows of Apple operating system. You get started quickly into cutting and assembling clips without lots of “film school theory” about editing techniques. You’ll use footage that has been shot by an “indie” film production unit.

DaVinci Resolve is cross platform capable and works on Windows, Apple and Linux computers.

Bring your enthusiasm for story telling and turn those ideas into reality. 

Audience

  • Anyone that wants to or needs to edit video footage into a compelling and watchable result.
  • Normal level of office computer skills required.

Skills Gained

  • Good housekeeping skills to organise vision and audio material
  • Understand and apply an efficient video/film editing workflow to a video project.
  • Use keyboard shortcuts to be more efficient when editing.
  • Appreciate the editor’s skills as part of a production that include motion graphics, color grading/correction and audio editing in a team. 

Outline

  • Quick Tour around the DaVinci User Interface
  • Introducing the Cut Page for assembling your clips into sequence
  • Adding transitions between shots
  • Add Effects with OpenFX to the sequence
  • Working with Nodes
  • Working with Scopes – The objective tools for measuring & evaluating color
  • Introduction to basic Color Correction including: Color Balance & Color Matching footage.
  • Color Grading to give “the Look” you want using controls such as: Curves, Hue Vs Hue – Saturation – Luminance, Luminance Vs Saturation & Saturation Vs Saturation, Secondary Color Correction using “Qualifies”
  • Simple Titling & Credits
  • Exporting a distribution version 

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If you need training for 3 or more people, you should ask us about onsite training. Putting aside the obvious location benefit, content can be customised to better meet your business objectives and more can be covered than in a public classroom. Its a cost effective option. One on one training can be delivered too, at reasonable rates.

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SPVC = Self Paced Virtual Class

LVC = Live Virtual Class

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