Learn the workflows behind your favorite TV shows and commercials!

This workshop designed to give students a practical understanding of DaVinci Resolve with a strong focus placed on learning the components that make up the workflows of current episodic TV and feature film productions. Students will go through the steps of implementing an on set color pipeline then integrate those components together into a workflow. We will explore color theory and color management, the creation of LUTs, CDLs and advanced dailies creation with multiple deliverable. Additionally special attention will be given to the instruction of how Resolve interacts with the camera systems from manufacturers including Arri, Red, Canon, Sony and Panasonic.

Further, the class will look at practical examples from movie sequences and episodic TV. Breakdowns will be given on the lighting of specific scenes. These scenes will then be deconstructed to discuss how the color and look are motivated. Students will create stylized LUTs and “looks” that emulate feature films, TV shows, commercials and music videos.

  • The history of DaVinci Resolve and the modern DI
  • How to load your Resolve 12.5
  • Working with RAW camera media formats in Resolve
  • Organizing media in v12.5 using the Media Pool 
  • Approaches to dailies workflows as a Colorist with Resolve
  • Conforming with XML and EDLs as well as “round tripping” 
  • Primary and secondary correction including curves
  • How the nodes work – they are very powerful when used correctly
  • Matching cameras, where to start, best practices
  • Using a control surface, how it makes us better and faster


Jeffrey Hagerman

Jeffrey Hagerman graduated from the Vancouver Film School with a concentration in cinematography in 2002. His early training was focused exclusively on film, but was an early adopter of digital technologies, which have become so prevalent today. Early on his talents landed him a lead role shooting and producing content at the independent media outlet, Democracy Now.  Jeffrey took a cinéma vérité approach using compact digital cameras to develop a unique style to his reportage that strongly informs his cinematography to this day. He transitioned to high end post production in 2008 when he began working as a director of operations at the ad agency, JWT. Through this immersion in technology he worked to bridge the gap between the two worlds of on set and post. Jeffrey’s steadfast approach to integrating technology on set with filmmaking lead him to work on a variety of 2D and 3D content using the latest camera systems Arri, Red, Sony and VRI.
Some recent projects in which Jeffrey has used the cutting edge camera technology coupled with on set workflows as an On Set Colorist include the widely popular Marvel series DareDevil, Showtime's recent Happyish, USA Networks Mr. Robot, as well as a number of feature films including Philomena, Jack Ryan Shadow Recruit, White House Down, Disconnect, and Sisters. Jeffrey's commercial work includes Under Armor, Victoria's Secret, Hugo Boss, Pantine Pro V, as well as music videos for Beyonce, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Mariah Carey, Jim Jones, and many more.  
As a member of the International Cinematographer’s Guild Jeffrey’s passions have taken him on projects the world over, but he always enjoys coming home to his beautiful wife Julia and their home in New York City.

Course Dates

Oct 1 to Oct 7



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