CLASSROOM: Colour Grading Your Short Film in DaVinci Resolve
In low-budget filmmaking, there are two major hurdles in attaining the ever-elusive status of “high production value.” Namely, sound and colour. If your sound lacks clarity and particularly if your colour lacks depth, then your film lacks lustre and falls short of that “professional” sheen.
SonduckFilm recently posted a solidly economic primer on colour grading short films using DaVinci Resolve. Joshua Noel speeds through the basics and renders what might feel like complex software to beginners as accessible and intuitive…which is really helpful considering that more often than not it’s shorts and smaller, non-institutionally financed projects that require more nuanced, high-end love in post.
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