A short introduction to free editing software
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
Course Code: VG207
Duration: 3 sessions (over 3 weeks)
What is the course about?
This short practical course is an introduction both to editing and to the professional software Da Vinci Resolve. You will learn about the editing interface and some basic editing processes involved in cutting together and exporting a short sequence.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
- An overview of the Da Vinci Resolve interface
- Basic set-up
- Importing footage
- Making a selection from your source footage
- Performing a basic edit (using overlay and insert editing)
- Exporting your final film.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- navigate the Da Vinci Resolve interface
- use the right window/configuration for each editing step
- set up a basic file structure/workflow
- import footage
- make a basic selection from your footage
- perform overlay and insert edits
- export the project in an appropriate format.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is an introductory course, no previous experience required.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will be taught using a range of techniques including workshops, short lectures, demonstrations, practical exercises, tutorials, group and individual assistance and hand-outs.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need to have Da Vinci Resolve installed and functioning on your computer in order to do the course.
You will receive an email at least 2.5hrs before your session starts with details of the live session link. Please be aware you will need to check your email address associated with your account within this window.
We use Google Classroom E-learning platform which will store all tasks/notes/resources/ demo videos You will need to login into our Google classroom before each sessions starts.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are further editing courses and also specialist courses in modular subjects like colour correction or sound design. Also of interest may be courses looking at the more conceptual underpinnings of film making and the creation of meaning like Film Forum. We offer a range of courses in Editing with Premiere Pro, Final Cut Pro and DaVinci Resolve as well as After Effects CC at different levels to suit your needs. You can also develop your film making skills in courses in DSLR, HD and smart phone film making in a range of styles including Narrative, experimental and Documentary film making.
Lily is a freelance film editor and consultant. Her main work over the past 10 years has been in helping people turn their dreams and visions into interesting films and successful artworks. She specialises in film editing, but also consults on all other aspects of film making and fine art. “To me, helping people find the stories the really want to tell and turn them into enjoyable and interesting films is uniquely rewarding and deeply fulfilling. I am particularly interested in enabling people’s own capacity, teaching them both practical skills (e.g. use of software and technical aspects of filmmaking) alongside conceptual underpinnings and critical engagement (version of visual literacy).” She has been teaching film and video related subjects ever since her own postgraduate student days. She is also an award-winning and internationally exhibited/collected artist.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.