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.
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. Please note the City Lit uses Apple Mac computers in Film editing.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
The latest professional equipment and software are available for your use throughout the course. It would be useful to bring a memory stick (or portable hard drive – please note PC formatted hard drives can be read by Apple mac computers, but not written to.).
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
You can progress your editing in a range of City Lit editing courses in Final Cut Pro or Premiere Pro.