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Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve

A course by Sonia Abellán Avilés
Colorist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2011
, Colorist

Learn how to use color correction as a way to direct emotions in an audiovisual project

  • Best Seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% Positive reviews (384)
  • 8938 students
Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve

Learn how to use color correction as a way to direct emotions in an audiovisual project

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% Positive reviews (384)
  • 8938 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • Updated on 07/28/2020
  • 24 Lessons (4h 55m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

This course has been updated in July 2020 with new audiovisual content created by the teacher to enhance your experience and develop your project more efficiently.

The work of a colorist is one of the most magical in the production process of an audiovisual project; in their hands lies the possibility of harnessing the expressive possibilities of color to generate sensations within the viewer. Sonia Abellan—colorist at the El Colorado studio—has worked in films, series, short films, video clips, and programs such as Villaviciosa de al lado, Morir, Piscina, Z FEST, Wild Frank, and Pulsations. She teaches you how to retouch color using DaVinci Resolve for your videos and shows you all the options that this software has to offer.

In this course, learn how to work on the correction of audiovisual color, achieving continuity in sequences shot with different cameras, light conditions, etc. Learn how to make it seem like different shots have been filmed in one place without the viewer noticing. And, above all, discover the world of possibilities that color can offer when it comes to transmitting emotions.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. Quiet on Set!
  • U3
    U3. Action: Cinematic color
  • U4
    U4. Take 2: Advertising color
  • U5
    U5. Give the play
  • FP
    FP Final Project
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Start by getting to know Sonia Abellán’s main sources of inspiration, the artists, and the work that she admires most, as well as other references that influence her work. Sonia also introduces concepts in the psychology of color, showing the great importance it holds in cinema.

Next, get started with the DaVinci Resolve interface and discover all of its functions. Start by importing all the files you need to work on and discover the editing tools available. Then, see the different possibilities that DaVinci Resolve offers when working with color and go through the Deliver interface, which allows you to export your sequences correctly.

Once you are familiar with the software, learn how to work on the color of a short film. See how to successfully correct and unify the color of two completely different sequences, using both an interior and exterior sequence. Before delving into coloring, see how to import your files and conform them correctly, while also discovering some tricks to maintain continuity throughout your work.

Move on to working on a video clip, where Sonia teaches how to work in a completely different way using your own audiovisual footage. See how to play with color more freely and creatively, to achieve a more unusual and memorable aesthetic.

To finish, learn how to refine your sequences and export them to share them with the world.

What is this course's project?

Working on your own audiovisual material, apply the theory and techniques learned in the course to retouch color with the intention of generating a feeling in the viewer.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Directors of photography, editors, filmmakers, and anyone interested in the audiovisual world who is looking for ways to exploit the expressive possibilities of color to guide emotions in an audiovisual project.

What you need

No previous knowledge is necessary, however, it will be much easier if you are familiar with video editing and photography programs.

As for materials, you will need a computer that meets the minimum requirements to work on this type of project. If you don’t have DaVinci Resolve installed on your computer, you can download it for free from the Blackmagic Design website.


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Sonia Abellán Avilés


Although her first approach to the world of the image was through graphic design, she soon realized that the moving image was her true passion. She worked in different production and audiovisual post-production positions and gradually approached the work of the colorist, until deciding to specialize in color grading.

She's currently working as a freelance, although she spent 4 years in the studio El Colorado, where she worked on color grading for film and television projects such as Villaviciosa de al lado, Morir, El cuaderno de Sara, and Pulsaciones. She's also worked on documentaries, shows like Wild Frank, shorts films like Piscina, and numerous advertising campaigns.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    Quiet on Set!

    • The color
    • DaVinci Resolve: Media
    • DaVinci Resolve: Edit 1
    • DaVinci Resolve: Edit 2
    • DaVinci Resolve: Color 1
    • DaVinci Resolve: Color 2
    • DaVinci Resolve: Color 3
    • DaVinci Resolve: Deliver
  • U3

    Action: Cinematic color

    • Conformed
    • Coloring 1
    • Coloring 2
    • Coloring 3
    • Coloring 4
    • Coloring 5
    • Coloring 6
  • U4

    Take 2: Advertising color

    • Forming 1
    • Forming 2
    • Coloring 1
    • Coloring 2
  • U5

    Give the play

    • Refine 1
    • Refine 2
    • Render
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve

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Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve. A Photography, and Video course by Sonia Abellán Avilés Best Seller

Color Grading with DaVinci Resolve

A course by Sonia Abellán Avilés
Colorist. Madrid, Spain.
Joined February 2011
  • 90% Positive reviews (384)
  • 8938 students