Colour Correction

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020

Push the emotional tone of your moving images or match footage shot on different cameras, in this workshop led by colourist Devan Scott.

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This workshop will take place over video conferencing.

12 hours total over 4 sessions online // $134, or $92 for members

** By donation for those facing reduced income due to COVID-19

Session 1: Tues Oct 6, 2pm-5pm

Session 2: Fri Oct 9, 2pm-5pm

Session 3: Tues Oct 13, 2pm-5pm

Session 4: Fri Oct 16, 2pm-5pm

All times listed are Pacific Time  


  • Before the first session of this workshop, participants must download and install the free software Davici Resolve 16, available here: Please check that your computer meets the minimum requirements to run the software. There are earlier versions of Resolve, if you cannot run version 16. If you need help, contact
  • To join the workshop, download the free Zoom Desktop Client. Go to and click on the Download button under "Zoom Client for Meetings". It's best to have the most up-to-date version (Version 5.0.2).
  • Before the workshop, participants will be supplied the footage with which to work, but are encouraged to bring their own footage as well.

This online workshop introduces you to the free colour correction software, Davinci Resolve, a powerful tool which compliments the Black Cinema Cameras available for rent at VIVO. Learn how to use Resolve through practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises.

Topics covered:

  • Workflow, including efficient file management, importing footage from other editing programs to DaVinci Resolve, and conforming timelines
  • Colour theory & IRE levels
  • Primary & secondary correction, including contrast, HSL keys, and power windows
  • Curve Editor
  • Motion tracking
  • RAW imaging theory & processing
  • How to read waveforms and scopes
  • Grading VS correction
  • Sizing
  • Matching footage of various quality, shot on multiple cameras
  • Styles - how to give your footage various “looks”

This workshop is structured to give participants time between sessions to practice on their own and come up with questions.

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Devan Scott’s passion for visual storytelling has led to a portfolio of work as a director, cinematographer, and colourist that has been growing ever since.

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