Learn DaVinci Resolve Color Correction With Certified Pro Corey Kline
Austin School of Film has partnered with Black Magic Design to teach certified classes in DaVinci Resolve!
Earlier this year, Austin School of Film made a formal (exciting) announcement on becoming a Certified Training Partner with Resolve.
What this means: our post-production faculty members complete a series of training to become a Certified Trainer and you now have the option to take an exam at the end of any of our DaVinci Resolve classes to become certified as a user.
Intro and DaVinci Resolve Color Correction is now a part of our video and audio post production offerings and we couldn’t be more excited to train the community on this amazing and powerful editing software. We are the ONLY Certified Training Partner in Texas currently that is open to the community. There are only two additional Training Partners: University of Houston and Art Institute of Dallas, both of which require you to be a student enrolled in their degree programs to register.
We felt it was extremely important as a film & digital arts school + nonprofit media arts center to offer both courses to the community at a low cost and accessible curriculum & schedule with payment plan options + scholarship spots.
The average cost of Certified DaVinci Resolve training classes in the U.S.A is $650.00. All our software classes are $295.00 and yes, it is the same amount of training hours as all other Certified Training Partners around the country.
Get a jumpstart on your training and be one of the first taking certified courses on the platform in Texas!
Have some questions when considering learning DaVinci? Pop below on some of our most FAQs courtesy of our friends at BAVC in San Francisco!
Why is Black Magic Design so hot right now?
Black Magic has gotten involved with every aspect of filmmaking. DaVinci Resolve, their postproduction software, has no equal right now. With the release of Davinci Resolve 15 software, there’s professional editing, audio, motion graphics, color and encoding in one software. They just released Black Magic RAW codec which greatly ups their cameras integration into Post-production. They make very solid pro-end cameras for less than $6,000 that are sometimes being used in place of Cameras that cost over $35,000.
Doesn't Adobe Premiere Pro do everything Resolve does?
No. Premiere is an editing program. DaVinci has professional, editing, audio, motion graphics and the industry standard color correction software all built into one application. As an editing program, they both have great things about them. They are both very solid editing programs, but with Premiere, you have to go to outside to finish color, audio and motion graphics professionally.
Do you think companies will want to hire editors familiar with DaVinci Resolve? If so, why?
The tools inside of DaVinci Resolve are top of the line. It’s very intuitive for such a deep professional software. Right now the only thing lacking is editors trained to know how to use them. There are a number of colorists who know the program, but because they first built an industry standard color correction program and have now built a professional editing and everything else around it, it will take a while to make that move.
How hard is it to learn DaVinci Resolve if you are an intermediate Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro X user?
Overall, very reasonable. It looks a little like Final Cut Pro X, but functions more like Premiere Pro since it is a track based editing program.
What are some of the cool things you can do with DaVinci Resolve?
That’s impossible to answer without writing a book, but I’ll mention some things that it does that you can’t do in any other editing program.
Auto scene cut entire baked together movies so that you can do further work on them even if they no longer exist as individual tracks in a project.
Auto-sync batches of clips which Premiere can not do.
Do complex bus stem outputs which you have to go outside of Premiere to Audition to do.
Do point, cloud and planar motion tracking of clips.
Color Correct films something close to light years beyond the other editing systems.