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DaVinci Resolve class for effects and motion graphics
DaVinci Resolve class for effects and motion graphics
This DaVinci Resolve class is for those who want to create visual effects, motion graphics, titles, and composites. This class is suitable for all levels of video editors, compositors, and motion designers. Those who are transitioning from After Effects or new to visual effects and motion graphics will find this DaVinci Resolve course useful as you learn visual effects creation, titling, and motion graphics, as well as compositing skills.
Gain fundamentals of visual effects and motion graphics as you learn to create composites, understand the Fusion page interface used for effects, and find out how nodes work and differ from traditional timelines.
This Davinci Resolve course for effects and motion graphics teaches techniques and best practices for title design, hidden effects, green screen compositing, and visual effects color management. This class also teaches Fusion’s 3D environment for creating broadcast design graphics, 3D particles, as well as D-tracked composites.
You can complete this course using the free DaVinci Resolve app.
DaVinci Resolve class for effects: Course summary
Learn to use this comprehensive software tool to efficiently produce motion graphics and visual effects for film, video, multimedia, and the Web. This two-day DaVinci Resolve course will get you started using powerful tools for creating a wide range of visual effects, motion graphics, and 3D. Our classes are led by experienced motion graphics and visual effects professionals who have backgrounds in broadcast, film, and online media production.
Davinci Resolve class for effects: Dates and times
This DaVinci Resolve course is two full days in length, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day, with a one-hour break for lunch mid-day.
Ways to attend this DaVinci Resolve course
- Live online from your office or home on regularly scheduled dates
- Live in-person at AGI’s classroom locations on regularly scheduled dates
- Private or custom DaVinci Resolve course either online or in-person on dates you select. Contact us for details
Why DaVinci Resolve classes at AGI are the best option for you
- Hands-on learning: Learn DaVinci Resolve quickly with our proven teaching methods.
- Exceptional curriculum: AGI has delivered DaVinci Resolve training to thousands over 25 years.
- Expert instructors: Our instructors are DaVinci Resolve experts and skilled educators.
- Small class sizes: Receive personalized attention with 10 or fewer participants per class.
- Repeat for Free: If you need a refresher or miss a class day, retake the DaVinci Resolve class at no cost.
This course is available individually or as part of these certificate programs:
DaVinci Resolve class for effects and motion graphics - Course Dates
All classes are led by a live instructor. Class times listed are Eastern time.
DaVinci Resolve class for effects: Topics covered
- Gain real-world visual effects and motion graphics skills that apply to your project.
- Learn the DaVinci Resolve user interface and workflow for 3D effects and animation.
- Learn the essential tools used in most VFX and motion graphics projects.
- Discover commonly used 3D visual effects techniques.
- Learn techniques to integrate objects into shots realistically.
- Find out how to remove objects to create hidden effects.
- Discover how to create and apply green-screen compositing.
- Learn to create titles and 3D motion designs to create credit rolls.
- Discover 3D compositing and motion graphics in a 3D compositing workflow.
- Learn to incorporate 3D objects as you design graphics with extruded 3D text.
- Find out how to apply materials animated cameras, and use multiple light sources.
- Discover how to create additional effects.
DaVinci Resolve class for effects: Course topics
Getting started with DaVinci Resolve effects and animation
- Exploring the fusion interface
- Combining images using nodes
- Adding effects
- Understanding node flow
- Working with masks
- Secondary color correction
- Animating with keyframes
- Adding vignettes
- Returning to the timeline
Compositing split screens in DaVinci Resolve
- Using Llayers from the Edit Page
- Tracking in the fusion Page
- Drawing a matte
- Aligning the clips using nudging
- Restoring camera motion
Replacing sky using DaVinci Resolve compositing
- Retaining clip resolution
- Controlling a composition’s resolution
- Compositing using the darken apply mode
- Adding effects from the effects library
- Fixing holes in a key
- Embedding alpha into an image
- Tracking the sky into position
- Fixing interrupted trackers
- Blending original footage
Replacing signs and screens in DaVinci Resolve
- Tracking Planar surfaces
- Painting with the clone tool
- Using Photoshop PSD layers
- Corner pinning an image
- Combining mattes and images
- Match moving with the planar transform
- Finalizing composites
Compositing green‑screen content with DaVinci Resolve
- Managing color for visual effects
- Why use linear color space?
- Pulling a green-screen key
- Refining a matte
- Rotoscoping auxiliary mattes
- Lining up the background
- Color correcting elements
- Sending a matte to the color page
Titling and motion graphics in DaVinci Resolve
- Starting with a Fusion Generator
- Adding a Text plus Node
- Aligning Text with Tabs
- Formatting a Single Line
- Inserting Logos and Graphics
- Making Credits Roll
- Converting to Pixel Values
- Setting and Looping Keyframes
Creating title templates with DaVinci Resolve
- Styling text in the Edit page
- Moving text to the Fusion page
- Creating a background banner
- Revealing text with mattes
- Animating with the follower
- Adjusting keyframe timing
- Testing versions
- Saving a template
Animating with keyframes and modifiers using DaVinci Resolve
- Identifying clip resolution
- Keyframing a motion path
- Auto-orienting objects
- Straightening out alpha channels
- Painting a motion path
- Linking parameters
- Making acceleration adjustments
- Applying random animation modifiers
- Customizing motion blur
DaVinci Resolve 3D compositing
- Setting Up 3D Scenes
- Placing Elements on 3D Shapes
- Navigating in 3D
- Using Shapes in 3D
- Entering Simple Expressions
- Creating Multiple Axes of Rotation
- Adding Lights and Cameras
Designing 3D graphics for video
- Adding 3D Text to a Scene
- Animating 3D Text
- Playing Around with 3D Shapes
- Working with Materials
- Converting 3D into a 3D Image
- Adding 3D Look Design
Exploring 3D particle systems in DaVinci Resolve
- Setting up a particle system
- Adding motion to particles
- Defining the emitter shape
- Using images for particle cells
- Optimizing performance
- Controlling the timing and look of particles
- Introducing particle forces
3D camera tracking in DaVinci Resolve
- Rotoscoping for 3D tracking
- Combining garbage mattes
- Preparing the camera tracker
- Solving for the camera
- Refining the solve
- Setting the ground plane and exporting the scene
- Positioning objects in a 3D set
- Matching color and light
Creating light wraps and rendering
- Overview of a light wrap
- Staying organized with color
- Combining mattes
- Merging the light wrap and foreground
- Creating smoke with fast noise
- Using fast noise for particle cells
- Rendering from the Fusion page
Because each course is adapted to the needs of each small group class, the topics may include additional materials not listed or may vary slightly from those listed based on the needs of each course section.
Custom and private DaVinci Resolve classes
This DaVinci Resolve course is available as a private class. Curriculum can be customized for your specific needs. DaVinci Resolve classes can be delivered at your location, online, or in our classrooms. For more information, call 781-376-6044 to speak with a training consultant or contact us.
DaVinci Resolve class prerequisites
We recommend you have the DaVinci Resolve application before starting the class. You can download a no-cost version of the app at the Black Magic Design website. If attending this class online, the app should be installed before the start of class. If you attend in our classrooms, the app will be loaded for you on a computer supplied for the class.
DaVinci Resolve class for effects: Materials
You receive detailed curriculum and lesson files for the course, which will be used for reference and can be kept after class. The instructor will fill gaps in the materials and provide live demonstrations, answers to questions, and have you work on projects that supplement the curriculum.
DaVinci Resolve class for effects: How you will learn
Learn using hands-on exercises and real-world projects that teach techniques used in compositing and broadcast design jobs, including credit rolls, split screens, sky replacement, sign replacement, 3D graphics, and 3D set extension workflow.
In addition to visual effects and motion graphics, you’ll also learn the process behind techniques you use, including compositing in linear light, managing premultiplied alpha channels, and maintaining resolution independence.
This class includes many practical tips used by professional visual effects artists and motion designers that enhance the projects. You will work on practice exercises and get answers to questions from a live instructor.
After completing this class, you will receive a certificate of completion from American Graphics Institute and be qualified to take the online proficiency exam from Blackmagic Design.
In this course, you’ll work with multiple real-world projects and timelines while learning techniques that apply to a wide range of visual effects and motion graphics. You’ll gain real-world visual effects and motion graphics skills that you can apply to your projects using DaVinci Resolve.
You’ll start by getting familiar with the user interface and workflow through a project that has you create a composite. As part of the initial project, you’ll gain familiarity with the essential tools that you will use in most projects.
Once you are familiar with the DaVinci Resolve interface, you’ll learn the most commonly used 3D visual effects techniques that apply to a wide variety of projects. You’ll learn techniques using Fusion’s point and planar tracking tools, allowing you to integrate objects into shots realistically. You’ll learn to use the vector-based Paint tool and remove objects to create hidden effects that are imperceivable to viewers. You’ll also learn how to create and apply green-screen compositing.
You will also take a deep dive into titling and 3D motion design as you learn to create highly customizable credit rolls and learn creative title animations using Fusion’s Follower modifier, as well as create motion paths that can be published and shared between multiple elements. The lessons in this DaVinci Resolve course include various aspects of animation, including Fusion’s keyframe Spline Editor, procedural modifier-based animations, and expressions that can create incredibly natural movement.
This DaVinci Resolve class also teaches 3D compositing and motion graphics as you configure and navigate in a 3D compositing workflow. You will learn to incorporate 3D objects as you design graphics with extruded 3D text, brushed-metal materials, animated cameras, and multiple light sources. You will also have the option of creating additional effects, such as smoke, using particle tools. The course also includes configuring and using the integrated 3D camera tracking tool for simple set extensions.
DaVinci Resolve class for After Effects users
If you are transitioning to DaVinci Resolve from After Effects, this training class will be helpful as you migrate from the timeline in After Effects to nodes. While working with nodes can be as easy as editing video clips on a timeline, it is a unique paradigm that can take some explaining and learning, provided as part of this DaVinci Resolve course.