Color Grading & Editing

This DaVinci Resolve Course, will get you color grading like a pro, in No Time.

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Color Grading in DaVinci Resolve 15 – Simplified

This is the easiest and fastest DaVinci Resolve online Course.

This course is designed with the absolute beginner in mind. No prior knowledge of DaVinci Resolve or color grading is required.

Regular price $229

Editing in DaVinci Resolve 15 – Simplified

learn how to edit your footage without having to round-trip or pay for an NLE.

Regular price $129

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This course will update with future Resolve versions – free of charge


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Alex Jordan

Alex Jordan is the founder of LearnColorGrading.com and FilmSimplified.com

He’s a DP, colorist and editor who’s worked with global companies such as Mercedes, L’Oreal, and Mars. Alex is passionate about teaching, color grading and filmmaking.

This would have cut a great deal of time off of my learning curve if it was available when I started.

Woody Sanford

It's really a challenge to create a course that neither moves along with the material too fast or too slow. This one moved along at a very pleasing pace. I never felt lost because it was going too fast or bored because it was going slow.

Billy Sheahan

Great course!
Very informative and thoroughly explained. Alex is a great teacher.

Paul Wie

Easily the best DaVinci Resolve course online. Thank you Alex.

Aksel Rifman

Hands down one of the best DaVinci Resolve learning courses I have come across.

Miguel E-Noel

Straight Forward Awesome Course.
I’ve learnt what others might take months if not years to learn within just a couple of days.


Fast and to the point. Thanks Alex.


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When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course – you decide when you start and when you finish.
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Color Grading Course Curriculum


Introduction to Davinci Resolve – Downloading the Lite Version.

Why Color your Footage with Davinci Resolve ?

How to Download Davinci Resolve

Understanding the Interface and Main Controls

Intro to the Different Interfaces of Davinci Resolve

Download Optional Course Footage

Exploring the Different Effects and Controls of the Color Tab

General Control of Effects + Using the Mouse Wheel

General Project Settings in Davinci Resolve Projects

Learning to Reset Effects and Individual Parameters

Dealing with the Timeline and the Different

Display Options

Controlling and Panning the Monitor when Zoomed-in

Cinema viewer

Importing your Footage and Preparing the Project

Creating Folders and Multiple Timelines Inside your Project

Importing EDLs (Edit Decision Lists)

Importing your Footage and Dealing with Different File Formats and Codecs

Color Concepts and Lingo

What’s the Difference between Color Correction and Color Grading?

Understanding Color Saturation

Understanding the 3 Main Ranges: Highlights, Midtones and Shadows

Understanding Contrast

Understanding Hue

Understanding Luma

Intro into Power Windows and their Uses

Showing Hidden Power Windows

Introduction into Keying and its Different Types

Understanding Primary Colors – How they’re Different from Secondary Colors

What are Scopes and How to Read them ?

Understanding LUTs (Look up Tables) – How to Use them

Understanding and Working with Nodes

Understanding Nodes

The Outside Node – What is it and when to use it?

Parallel and Layer Nodes: What are the differences between them ?

When to Use a Splitter / Combiner Node

Where to add Nodes in the Nodes Structure?

How to Activate / Deactivate Nodes

Grouping Shots and Node Levels

Nodes nesting

Controlling Color

Primaries and Log controls – When to Use each?

Understanding Curves – How are they Different?

Sat vs. Sat

Prevent Color Problems and Breakup (especially in DSLR footage)

Key Tab (the Node Opacity)

The Keyframing Tab – Why we use keyframing ?

Understanding and Dealing with Qualifiers in Davinci Resolve

Power Windows Tracking and Selective Tracking Color Match

Hue and tint controls

Shot matching

The point tracker

Controlling the Image

Understanding the Blur Tab and its Effects +

How to Deal with it

How to Change the Sizing of your image

How to Stabilize your Footage in Davinci Resolve

Matching Different Shots and Styles

Getting references and comparing your image

Saving and Comparing Different Versions of your Grade

Tips and Tricks

The Auto Color Button

How to Append a Vignette from a Saved Reference

Using Pre-Selected Color Ranges

Dealing with Small Screen Resolutions

Exporting and Delivery

The Export ( Delivery ) Tab

Deliver page updates

Popular Coloring Styles and Concepts

Grading Against a Graded Image

High Key vs. Low Key Coloring

The Cross Processing Look

The Golden Look

The Bleach Bypass Look

Desaturate Different Color Ranges

Isolating and Stylizing Highlights

Real Footage Grading Sessions from Real Projects

1 Hour

Editing Course Curriculum


The different versions of Resolve

 Downloading and installing Resolve

 Intro into the different interfaces of Davinci Resolve

 Understanding the main preferences in Resolve

Importing media and creating your project

 Importing files and the Media tab

 Importing EDLs

 Scene cut detection

 Smart folders and metadata

 Saving and archiving your project

 New – Metadata in edit



 Timeline proxy mode

 Optimized media

 What is a proxy file?

 Optimized media 2


 Convert instead of optimize

 Input LUT


 Cinema viewer


 Exploring the edit tab

 Adding clips to your timeline

 Adding video-only or audio-only to your timeline

 Inserting clip into gap

 Tagging your files

 The normal edit mode

 The trim edit mode

 Compound clips and nested sequences

 Match frame


 Fade in and out handles

 Disabling clips

 Select clips backward or forward

 Saving clip with settings

 Displaying audio waveform as an overlay

 Ripple insert

Keyframing and speed changing


 Motion path

 Speed change and retiming

 12.5 retiming enhancements

Titles and Generators



 12.5 titles enhancements


 Audio links

 Clip vs. Track

 Clip vs. track mixer

 Adding effects to track







 The Delivery page

 NEW – Presets


 Real editing sample

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