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19.11.2021

Course: Introduction to Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 17 - 11 December (live and online)

Course: Introduction to Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 17 - 11 December (live and online)

Introduction to Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 17

Date: 11th Dec 2021

Duration: 10am – 5pm

Format: Live/online/ zoom

Cost: €120

About the course:

The course will teach you how to create visual effects and motion graphics directly inside DaVinci Resolve. You’ll learn how its node-based interface makes it easy to quickly build sophisticated effects and quickly make changes. There are five simple operations in the Fusion workflow that will be the basis for your work. Once you’ve mastered these basics, you’ll be able to combine techniques to create virtually any type of visual effect or motion graphic animation that you want. This course will be delivered by Michael Healy (UK), an accredited trainer for both AVID and Blackmagic Design.

About Fusion:

The Fusion page in DaVinci Resolve uses a flow chart called a node tree that visually maps out how effects are connected and work together. Nodes are like building blocks that represent effect tools, generators, transforms, masks and more. You build effects by stringing nodes together one after the other. Tools can be combined in any order, letting you create an unlimited number of effects.

There are five simple operations in the Fusion workflow that are the basis for all of your work. You merge images together, insert effects, use masks to isolate effects, adjust settings and fine tune your animations. You start by merging images together in either 2D or a true 3D workspace. Next, insert effects in between nodes. After that, you can create masks to limit effects to specific areas of the image, then adjust tool settings in the inspector. Lastly, you can fine-tune your animation by using the spline and keyframe editors. Once you’ve mastered these basics, you’ll be able to combine techniques to create virtually any type of visual effect or motion graphic animation that you want.

About the course:

The course will teach you how to create visual effects and motion graphics directly inside DaVinci Resolve, without importing or exporting large media files between applications. You’ll learn how its node-based interface makes it easy to quickly build sophisticated effects and quickly make changes. Topics covered will include:

Learning the Fusion Page

Exploring the interface 

Adding clips from the media pool 

Understanding the merge node

Inserting and adjusting effects

Chaining merge nodes together

Masking effects

Adding effects from the effects library

 

Creating a Film Credit Roll

Starting with a Fusion generator 

Adding a text+ node 

Aligning text with tabs 

Formatting a single line 

Setting up different pages of text 

Making credits roll without jitter

 

Match Moving Elements

Using layers from the edit page

Replacing a node 

Match moving in the tracker tool

Setting up a match move

Creating a matte with a keyer 

 

Replacing Signs and Screens

Tracking planar surfaces

Painting with the clone tool

Using Photoshop PSD layers

Corner pinning an image

Combing mattes and images

Match moving with the planar transform

Finalising the composite

 

Compositing Green Screen Content

Managing colour for visual effects

Pulling a green screen key

Refining a matte

Staying organized with colour 

Lining up the background

Color correcting elements

 

About the tutor: Michael Healy (UK)

Michael Healy is a post-production trainer with significant experience delivering classes based around editing, audio, visual effects and colour grading. He currently teaches on both the BA in Film Practice and MA in Editing and Post-Production at London South Bank University whilst also delivering training classes for MET Film School, Academy Class, SAE Institute and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is an accredited trainer for both AVID Media Composer and Blackmagic Design working with the latter to deliver courses based around DaVinci Resolve. Healy has designed and delivered DaVinci Resolve courses for practising artist’s at FSAS since 2016.

 

Requirements:

Bookings and enquiries: artadmin@firestation.ie

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