A common technique used in many films is to replace the sky to give the scene more texture and interest. But if the shot is moving you’re composited sky will need to be tracked and Resolve has just the right tools for this.
Get Great Looking Keys
Using Resolve’s powerful 3D Keyer and only a few swipes of your mouse you’ll get a great looking Green Screen keys right out of the box. Then you’ll apply Resolve’s Despill feature to clean up the edges of matte.
Solve Keying Problems
In more challenging shots you may have a subject that creates obstacles to a good key (green shirt anyone?). In this tutorial you’ll learn how to use Resolve’s Key Mixer Node to address issues like this one.
This tutorial is for both editor and colorist who need to know how to perform basic compositing tasks in DaVinci Resolve. This tutorial assumes basic familiarity with Resolve’s UI and basic workflow. We recommend our DaVinci Resolve 14 QuickStart before watching this tutorial.
Software Version: DaVinci Resolve 12, 12.5, and later.
Run Time: 52 minutes
Project Media: The 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
Jump into the director’s chair as you set up 3D projects, then frame, sweep, dolly and create fluid camera movement throughout your scenes. Learn how to control the camera’s angle of view and focal plane to create cinematic depth of field effects.
Designed as a companion tutorial to our best-selling Warp Speed Editing in Final Cut Pro X, you’ll learn how to quickly create effects and dynamic visuals to enhance your story while creating maximum viewer impact.