Getting Film Look in Davinci Resolve Color Grading Tutorial

Here it is ! A long awaited tutorial I promised for my¬†YouTube subscribers ! Before we are going to get in the details, I want you guys to know, that Color Grading is not a magic, but rather “enhancement” of the cinematography. You can only make footage looks great, if you shot it right. It doesn’t matter what camera been used for filming, or if footage is 14bit or 8bit. You cannot compensate poor cinematography by slapping LUT on it and calling a day. I personally worked with material that been shot pretty much by all the cameras in the industry, from Alexa to Canon DSLR, and I will tell you, that if cinematography is amazing, all those cameras deliver great material for future color work. Of course there is a huge difference between 8bit and 14bit, but great looking images stand out, even without color grading.

Let’s get started !

What’s included in the Project Zip File:

Original Raw Frames from BMPCC shot by me

DRX files from the Color Grading I was demonstrating in the video for you to learn (DRX stands for POWER GRADES)

NOTE: YOU CAN USE PROVIDED MATERIAL FOR LEARNING PURPOSES ONLY, YOU ALLOWED TO POST YOUR RESULTS ONLINE AND IN SOCIAL MEDIA AS LONG AS FULL CREDIT IS GIVEN TO THE AUTHOR, INCLUDING WEBSITE.

 


How to use DRX File

Davinci Resolve has amazing feature called DRX. You can save your Power Grades for a client, or for yourself if you restoring your system for example, or like in this case, for tutorial and you guys to learn.

STEP 1

Go to Color Section and Navigate to Still Area and Right Click, select Import from the Pop Up Menu

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STEP 2

Locate the DRX file folder, make sure that you select all files in the pop up window like in the picture below. Locate your DRX file and click Import

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Aram K

Photographer, Cinematographer, DI Colorist at FILM LUT
Fashion, Portrait and Commercial Photographer.
DI Freelance Film Colorist.
San Diego - Los Angeles - WorldWide