Colour Grading with DaVinci Resolve

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This 2-day lab-based course will explore the basics of colour correcting and grading using the industry standard DaVinci Resolve 12 software. It is a hands-on workshop that encompasses both demonstrations and practical exercises in colour correcting and colour effects. We will be using the latest version of Da Vinci Resolve Lite (V12) for this course with each student using their own iMac workstation.

The class is ideal for first time users, you do not need to be a Colourist to attend. The class mixes the operational side of Resolve with some practical real world training on workflows, basic colour theory, grading approaches and techniques. It is run at a relaxed pace, questions are encouraged and group participation is a key part of the course. It is Ideal for DPs, editors, VFX artists and photographers, basically anybody with a desire to learn more about colour correction - and existing colourists familiar with other systems wishing to explore grading on DaVinci’s newly affordable software-based Resolve.


•How to load your software and get started
•Getting different camera formats into the Resolve.
•Basic Editing functions
•Conforming your NLE sequence with an XML
•Basic Colour theory and how this works in the DaVinci
•LOG Images - how do we deal with them?
•Primary and secondary correction including curves.
•Utilizing the Nodes.
•5 Power windows, how are they different, learn why you use them not just how to use them.
•Auto tracking windows and Keyframing both colour correction and framing controls.
•Grading digital material including RED, Sony, GoPro and the BMCC.

Free versions of the software are available here​.


"This course was extremely beneficial. With no knowledge of this program at all and my work wanting me to know it, I have come away with plenty to go back to work with and start using my new knowledge!"

"Lecturer was captivating, concise & articulate - good qualities. Thanks AFTRS Open and Warren!"

"Warren was the key to making this course effective. He encouraged questions and kept it all relevant."


Warren Eagles has 25 years experience in all forms of colour correction and is the co-founder of the International Colourist Academy. More info about Warren and the class is available on his website​.

Have any questions? Please get in touch: or 1300 065 281


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