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Blackmagic Camera & Colour Correction Basics

VIVO Media Arts

Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, 11 February 2018 at 5:30 PM (PST)

Blackmagic Camera & Colour Correction Basics

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee GST Quantity
Regular Rate Ended $70.00 $3.74 $3.69
VIVO Extended Producer Member Rate   more info Ended $58.00 $3.20 $3.06

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Blackmagic Camera & Colour Correction Basics


Learn how to create beautiful videos with the Blackmagic Cinema Camera and its colour correction software in this comprehensive introduction by cinematographer Devan Scott!


2 sessions, 9 hours total // $70, or $58 with VIVO Extended Producer Membership (+GST)

Session 1: Sun Feb 4, 1pm-5:30pm
Session 2: Sun Feb 11, 1pm-5:30pm


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This workshop covers The Blackmagic Cinema Camera, one of VIVO's most extraordinary production tools, as well as its free colour correction software, Davinci Resolve. Shooting in uncompressed formats, this highly portable camera and its powerful software form a dynamic duo for independents looking to produce their best work! Learn how to use them through practical demonstrations and hands-on exercises, using footage you shoot and colour correct over two sessions.

Session 1, the 2.5k Blackmagic Cinema Camera. Topics covered:

  • Camera theory, including ISO, f-stops and depth of field, white balance, dynamic range, shutter speeds, codecs, frame rates, and raw vs. compressed shooting
  • The camera’s extensive menu
  • Maximizing image quality
  • Using interchangeable lenses
  • Best practices & techniques for using the camera and performing simple camera movements



Session 2, Davinci Resolve colour correction software. Topics covered:

  • Workflow, including efficient file management, importing footage from other editing programs to DaVinci Resolve, and conforming timelines
  • Colour theory & IRE levels
  • Primary & secondary correction, including contrast, HSL keys, and power windows
  • Curve Editor
  • Motion tracking
  • RAW imaging theory & processing
  • How to read waveforms and scopes
  • Grading VS correction
  • Sizing
  • Matching footage of various quality, shot on multiple cameras
  • Styles - how to give your footage various “looks”


Participants may also bring their own footage, shot outside of class time, for the purpose of colour correcting exercises during the second session.


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Devan Scott’s passion for visual storytelling inspired him to co-found Sad Hill Media, and has led to a portfolio of work as a director, cinematographer, and colourist that has been growing ever since. His work as a writer, director, cinematographer, and colourist has given him a comprehensive and reliable understanding of the creative decision-making involved throughout the production process. To see his portfolio, visit






Refunds: Class sizes are small, and our instructors need to be paid–if you can’t make a class that you’ve signed up for, we need time to alert wait-listed participants. VIVO presently asks that withdrawals from workshops be requested by emailing at least 12 days prior to the workshop date, if you would like to receive a refund minus a $5 administration fee. Thanks!


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When & Where

VIVO Media Arts Centre
2625 Kaslo Street
Vancouver, BC V5M 3G9

Sunday, 4 February 2018 at 1:00 PM - Sunday, 11 February 2018 at 5:30 PM (PST)

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VIVO Media Arts

VIVO MEDIA ARTS CENTRE, incorporated in 1973 as the Satellite Video Exchange Society (SVES), is Vancouver’s oldest media arts access centre. VIVO continues to fulfill its founding vision by directly supporting independent artists, community-based producers and activists to develop and exchange their skills in a supportive environment. Our members gather around the tools and material means of production to invent new understandings, new genres and new friendships. Reflecting both the diversity of contemporary technologies and the symbiotic communities that coalesce around new forms of knowledge and creativity, our programming fosters formal, aesthetic and critical approaches to media arts practice. VIVO builds an audience of makers, organizers and critics through artists in residence, lectures, workshops, performances, exhibitions and curatorial and archival research. As an integral artist run centre in Vancouver, our resources and facilities will continue to inform and influence engagement in all levels of media art investment.

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