Creating compelling highly stylized looks for your project can be very rewarding, but there’s no need to redo that work every time. This tutorial will show you some great tips for saving yourself time and energy when it comes to creating and applying a look to a scene or an entire project.
Apply Looks With Finesse
Sometimes subtlety is key, especially if you need to boost or attenuate a certain color for dramatic or narrative purposes. In this tutorial, you’ll learn how to define a narrow set of image parameters, so that you can tweak only the portion of the image that needs it.
Create Popular Looks
Within the entertainment industry, trends are important, and when an idea or stylistic element goes viral your clients may want to cash in on it. That’s why this tutorial will show you how to create a variety of popular looks that regularly make their way back into the limelight.
Combine Tools for Effect
During this training you’ll learn how to combine Resolve’s grading tools for tasks such isolating and adjusting specific portions of your image. For example, you may want to preserve a subject’s skin tone while applying a look to the rest of the shot. In DaVinci Resolve it couldn’t get much easier.
This tutorial is for anyone looking to learn how to create striking and dramatic color grades from within DaVinci Resolve. This is an intermediate level tutorial; it is recommended that you have gone through Alexis’s DaVinci Resolve QuickStart or the DaVinci Resolve Core Training Bundle series prior to this tutorial.
Software Version: DaVinci Resolve 10-12.2
Run Time: 1 hour 34 minutes
Project Media: This tutorial includes media files for following along in DaVinci Resolve.
Alexis Van Hurkman is a writer, director, and colorist. His award-winning short film “The Place Where You Live” played 18 festivals in 2015, while his feature “Four Weeks, Four Hours” screened at festivals around the world in 2006. As a colorist, he's graded programs that have aired on The History Channel, The Learning Channel, and the BBC, features and shorts that have played at the Telluride and Sundance film festivals, and video art pieces that have been exhibited at the NYC Museum of Modern Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art. Alexis has also authored and contributed to over twenty books and user manuals on post-production, including two editions of the industry standard “Color Correction Handbook,” and five editions of the DaVinci Resolve User Manual.Full Bio