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Color correcting/color grading tutorials
« on: January 02, 2015, 10:43:43 PM »

I'm completely new to shooting raw, and I've been experimenting with grading in post for a while now. It did not take a lot of time before I realized that I really do not know anything about color correcting/grading. I've been looking around for tutorials to DaVinci Resolve and I've stumbled upon some great tutorials (for example the ones by user vickersdc). I'm also using the transform LUTs by Cinelog as well.
What I'm looking for are some good tutorials that captures the basic of color correction and also grading. (when it comes to grading I'm looking for a dynamic and neutral grade, so not the blockbuster blue-ish look)

I've also discovered these tutorials but they are really expensive and I've not managed to come up with a reason to justify spending $75 on tutorials. Are they worth it, or are there other cheaper or free alternatives out there?


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Re: Color correcting/color grading tutorials
« Reply #1 on: January 03, 2015, 03:33:58 AM »
There are free alternatives for sure. Lots of great and not so great videos & postings all around the web. Nonetheless, after watching literally everything the web had to offer, I paid for a CGC subscription to really get started with Resolve. The main advantage over the free stuff is that you get the complete package and have it available at one place. No searching the web for information on certain tools or aspects of color grading, CGC has it all covered. In case you just wanna learn the software from scratch, it offers an easy to follow structure to do so step by step. The best part for me is that as a subscriber you can download the tutorial videos (so you can watch them after your subscription has expired, you then just won't get the new stuff that is added on a regular basis) and CGC's Denver Riddle is available to you if you have any questions or need further assistance. Wrote him many times, always got a helpful response within one workday.

I think the same goes for similar online tutorials offered by color grading veterans. I'd totally recommend investing in one of those professional programs if you're new to Resolve. CGC was my pick and I can totally recommend it to any DaVinci Resolve newbie that really wants to understand every aspect of this powerful piece of software.  :) Also saves a lot of time you'd spend searching the web for information - in my eyes that alone justifies spending the money.


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Re: Color correcting/color grading tutorials
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2015, 04:44:58 PM »
I also recommend CGC, I paid for it and it's totally worth it!


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Re: Color correcting/color grading tutorials
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2015, 09:27:47 PM »
or try it for 6 days to familiarize yourself with it as much as you can and then ask for refund before the 7th day kicks in... JM2C!
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