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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 grading to evoke emotions in an audiovisual project

  • Best seller Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% positive reviews (467)
  • 11151 students

Learn how to use color grading to evoke emotions in an audiovisual project



Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 90% positive reviews (467)
  • 11151 students
  • 24 lessons (4h 55m)
  • 25 additional resources (10 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Updated on 07/28/2020


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

There's something magical about a colorist's role in an audiovisual production process. It's all about harnessing the expressive possibilities of color to generate sensations in the viewer. Color grading artist Sonia Abellán is here to teach you how to edit your own videos using DaVinci Resolve and show you how to make the most of the options offered by this software.

In this online course, learn to work on audiovisual color correction and grading to give a sense of continuity and harmony to sequences shot with different cameras, lighting conditions, etc. Discover how to make it look like different shots have been filmed in the same place without the viewer realizing. Above all, explore the world of possibilities that color offers when it comes to conveying emotions.

What will you learn in this online 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, her influences, and the artists that inspire her work. Move on to discussing the psychology of color and its importance in cinema.

Next, explore the DaVinci Resolve interface and its different settings. Learn to import all the files you need to work on and try out the editing tools. See the different possibilities that DaVinci Resolve offers for color work and, finally, export the sequences correctly by using the Deliver option.

Once you're familiar with the program, it's time to learn to work with color. See how to overcome the challenge of correcting and unifying color for two completely different sequences, one for interior scenes and another for exterior ones. Before diving into the coloring itself, see how to import and prepare the files and pick up some tricks for maintaining continuity.

Then, use your own audiovisual material to create a video clip project. See how to play with color more freely and creatively for a more unique and memorable aesthetic.

To wrap up, learn to refine and export the sequences to share them with everyone.

What is this course's project?

Apply everything you have learned in the course to your own video project to create color effects that awaken emotions in viewers.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

Directors of photography, editors, filmmakers, and anyone interested in harnessing the expressive possibilities of color to evoke emotions in an audiovisual project.

Requirements and materials

No previous knowledge is required. However, familiarity with video and photo editing is a bonus.

In terms of materials, you need a computer capable of handling this type of project. Don't worry if you don't have DaVinci Resolve installed yet; you can download it for free from the Blackmagic Design website.


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Sonia Abellán Avilés

Sonia initially started out in the graphic design field, but it didn't take her long to realize that it was moving images that really inspired her. She undertook a variety of different audiovisual production and post-production roles before deciding to specialize in color grading.

She currently works on a freelance basis, although she spent four years at the El Colorado studio, where she participated in the color grading for film and television projects such as Villaviciosa de al lado, Morir, Sara's Notebook, and the series Pulsaciones. She has also colored documentaries, programs such as Wild Frank, short films like Piscina, and countless commercials.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • 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. 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 (467)
  • 11151 students