Course description

Welcome to our training series on color grading assistance.

Whether you’re doing conform on your own projects or aspire to persue a role as a color assistant within a professional facility, this course is tailored to meet your needs.

Throughout this course, you’ll learn strategies and techniques to handle challenging conform tasks effectively. Our best practices will minimise the need for extensive fixes, ensure accuracy and a seamless project transfer between different applications.

Additionally, you will learn how to most efficiently color trace grades to cut-down versions, update edits and deal with potential obstacles.

You will get a better understanding of various high-end delivery formats and exchanging footage with visual effects teams and sound facilities.

As we reach the end of the series, we’ll be covering vital concepts and important terms that will greatly assist you on your learning journey.

About the instructor

This series have several instructors including Lee Lanier and Kevin P. Mcauliffe

Course content

In this lesson, we will demonstrate a fast-track approach to conforming in DaVinci Resolve, following best practices to minimize the need for extensive fixes and ensuring accuracy when prepping a timeline for the colorist.

In this lesson, we will specifically address the challenge of effects not transferring successfully with AAFs and XMLs from grading applications. You will learn practical strategies to troubleshoot and fix this issue, ensuring a seamless transfer of effects between different applications.

In this lesson, we will explore the vital skill of efficiently copying grades between timelines. Color assistants must master this technique, particularly when faced with two scenarios: applying identical grades to an updated edit and transferring grades to cut-down versions of the edit. We’ll look at potential obstacles and how to deal with them.

Accordion Content
Accordion Content
As a color assistant, your role often involves stepping in for small editing changes. We’ve got you covered with “in the chair” editing tips that will help you step in for small edits with ease.

In this lesson, you will learn efficient techniques for creating and working with subtitles, both inside and outside of DaVinci Resolve, optimizing your finishing process when working on tight deadlines.

In this lesson, we will explore the exchange of footage between the color assistant and the visual effects team on both display-referred and scene-referred projects in DaVinci Resolve. Some of the topics covered include importing and exporting flat passes with and without handles, understanding floating-point formats commonly used by VFX teams, and the significance of naming conventions for streamlined collaboration and file management.

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