Da Vinci for Cinematographers 1

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
304EVC1 Z 1 2T English winter

Subject guarantor

Vidu GUNARATNA

Name of lecturer(s)

Vidu GUNARATNA

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Introduction to colour grading in the context of the cinematographer’s work. Basic colour theory, representation of colours, colour mixing. Introduction to DaVinci Resolve, practical examples and tests. Basic workflow — importing original camera data and edit lists, grading and final export.

Mode of study

course

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A prerequisite for the course is a general knowledge of digital film technology and digital workflow. Elementary knowledge of colour theory is an advantage.

Course contents

Introduction to colour grading in the context of the cinematographer’s work. Basic colour theory, representation of colours, colour mixing. Introduction to DaVinci Resolve, practical examples and tests. Basic workflow — importing original camera data and edit lists, grading and final export.

Theoretical lectures combined with immediate practical demonstrations on various sample data from a variety of sources — negative scans, RED RAW, ProRes, XDCAM etc.

Topics:

1.Introduction to colour grading

2.Digital Cinematography Lab — rules of use

3.Workplace configuration — computer, storage, workplace monitor, colour reference monitor.

4.Colour theory — basic terms. Primary and secondary colours, additive and subtractive colour mixing, colour models (RGB, YUV, HLS)

5.DaVinci Resolve databases

6.Master Project Settings

7.DaVinci Resolve user interface — Media, Edit, Color, Deliver.

8.Media — original data import, metadata, footage organising footage.

9.Edit — Timeline basics, video tracks, elementary editing tools, conforming

10.Tangent Element controll panel

11.Nodal tree

12.Color — Primary corrections — tools and techniques.

13.Keys, selections and power windows, animating using keyframes

14.Elementary grading techniques — primary and secondary corrections

15.Export parameters

Recommended or required reading

Up to date DaVinci User Manual

Assessment methods and criteria

100% attendance, actively taking part in classes and demonstrating all the learned colour grading techniques on sample data or on ones own exercise. The student will present the working procedure, primary and secondary colour correction and correct export settings for given deliverables.

Note

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Schedule for winter semester 2019/2020:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
room 226
Room No. 226

(Lažanský palác)
GUNARATNA V.
14:00–15:35
(lecture parallel1)
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 14:00–15:35 Vidu GUNARATNA Room No. 226
Lažanský palác
lecture parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2019/2020:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans