Even though we don’t have a dedicated video section, many of us are using video and finding out the learning curve is pretty steep, especially when it comes to editing. Or maybe the learning curve is too intimidating and that’s keeping you from exploring the potential of video. So I thought I’d open a thread about some resources that I have found essential to help me learn to edit with Blackmagic Design’s DaVinci Resolve.
Resolve is the second NLE (non-linear editor) I’ve used and it was because of their own training program that I’ve had success with it. They not only provide step-by-step written instructions, but also include the video and audio files you will need to complete the lessons. They also have a lot of video training about each module. All free as is the software itself (unless you upgrade to the Studio version which has some additional functionality). Personally the free version does more than what I need so I haven’t done that.
And of course, how do we learn anything these days without YouTube University? So far as I know, each of these folks also offers paid training, but I haven’t gone that far yet. Primarily each specializes in Resolve, but some do other things so you may have to look around a bit for their Resolve playlists or videos.
Jason Yadlovski - Audio focused, but beginner editing as well.
Mr.AlexTech - Great quick tips & practical techniques.
Casey Faris - Lately has become Fusion (animation) focused, but has a ton of editing info as well.
Darren Mostyn - is Professional Colorist so lots of info about the Color Grading page.
Alex Cameron - Certified DaVinci Resolve Trainer - General resource & tech talk.
Creative Video Tips - Professional editor with practical tips, tricks & advice.
Team2Video - Filmmaking info and now starting to include Resolve tutorials.
Dunna Did It - Photographer, Videographer and Resolve user, mix of instruction and reviews/tips. Secure the cup!
As of now those are my go-to people for all things Resolve. I’ll add more if others make the cut and also any other resources I’ve found useful.
Feel free to add your own Resolve favorites below!