Creative Looks in DaVinci Resolve


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  • Add Color Washes to Shots
  • Create Undertone & Bleach Bypass Looks
  • Create Cross-Processing Effects
  • Customize Black & White Effects
  • Create Monochromatic Looks

Create Reusable Looks

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.

About the Author:

Alexis Van Hurkman
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.
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