Color Grading Academy For DaVinci Resolve

Making The Grade | taught by Denver Riddle
Buy $797.00
Lennart Peters

Insightful, motivating and packed

Great class. I had to take it in bits, you can't just do it in one week. You can, but it needs practice. I finished the class over the course of 1 year and all the everyday practice helped me understand some of the ideas more. But it's so packed w...

Aamer Almehri

Gerard Charleza

Great Course

I tinkered with Resolve for few years. Most of my knowledge was acquired on YouTube and was pretty fragmented. This helped me to connect the dots and considerably advanced my understanding of processes behind color grading.

Lennart Peters

Great class. I had to take it in bits, you can't just do it in one week. You can, but it needs practice. I finished the class over the course of 1 year and all the everyday practice helped me understand some of the ideas more. But it's so packed w...

Aamer Almehri

Gerard Charleza

I tinkered with Resolve for few years. Most of my knowledge was acquired on YouTube and was pretty fragmented. This helped me to connect the dots and considerably advanced my understanding of processes behind color grading.

Ron Pestes

Great instructional videos that are quick and easy to follow. I keep coming back after 2 years to brush up on things I have forgotten. A must have course for anyone needing to move their grading to the next level!

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Ehsan Aslani

I am looking for more pro tutorial from your side

Filippo Di Primio

un corso facile e completo che ti segue passo a passo attraverso tutti gli strumenti di base di DaVinci. Inoltre Denver da ottimi consigli per quanto riguarda il metodo di lavoro (cosa molto molto interessante)

Olivia Drake

This is really a great course! Such a wonderful investment. Module 1 was so in-depth, I'm really excited and curious to see what's deeper down the rabbit hole in Module 2.

Jair Mobarak

Denver Riddle explains clearly and objectively the techniques for achieving good color grading development at Davinci Resolve. I definitely recommend this training to anyone who wants to become a professional colorist.

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amjad nasser

the cool thing is the courses is very easy and helpful too , also its devided perfectly

Mentallah Refae

I'm so happy with the result! thank you.

Dipak Mistry

Every single concepts explained nicely. Also, the explanation of why something is done in particular way helps a lot to master the concept. If you follow along with exercise files, nothing in the world can stop you from becoming expert/pro coloris...

Jl Bolden

Good Stuff in all of the Modules, Especially Module 4 that gives much needed theory behind the what's and why's of Colors. There are also several refences to books of note that need to be added to every colorist Library.

Har Rai Khalsa

I came to this as a photographer, mainly for the material that ended up getting covered in module 4. But I ended up learning a lot along the way; this was a great way to learn DaVinci Resolve for all purposes! Many thanks! Would love to continue a...

James Williams

I have enrolled into a number of paid resolve courses and I must say this course has demystified DR for me in a very big way. my level of comfortability in using this platform has been bolstered by the comprehensiveness of the instructor' dissecti...

Charles Elmore

Great course! Denver's lighthearted and easy-going approach made taking this course much easier to digest. My confidence in my color grading skills has never been higher.

Don Burt

I have found the course very useful and I have learned a lot. I think I will need to go over some parts again to get a full understanding. I am a new amateur (wishful) film maker after several years of still professional work. When I was about to ...

Rob Caprilozzi

Another fantastic course from Denver. In this course you learn the tools that can take you to the next level.

Owen Beck

This has been fabulous. I've learned a lot! Thanks!

Marieta Farfarova

If you're looking to up your game in colour grading, I recommend this course 100%. It's worth every penny because the lessons are structured well, you get to exercise the techniques using the footage provided and at the end, you will have a good u...

Emmanuel Ording

I really enjoyed the course. I think it is an excellent intro into the tools and shows a great range of uses of Resolve. I found, as Denver suggests throughout the course, that the best way to follow along is to pause often and apply the technique...

Jayesh Rathod

This course is an epic bible of colour grading. Not only in resolve but I can grade pretty much in any NLE after learning the best of the best techniques and great workflow.

selvakumar T

This course takes you through the nuts and bolts of colour Grading in resolve with practical examples, great footages and full-colour workflow for everybody. Furthermore, there is a section which takes you through all the pages in resolve for you ...

Igor Luciano Riccelli

Amazing course! It really drives you from the basics to be a pro. Of course you need to make exercises and grow with every gig, but this course gives you everything you need to start the profession as colorist. I made it twice and I loved it!

Pablo Rivasplata

This is a comprehensive course covering every single and detailed function and techniques available to use in DaVinci Resolve. As a cinematographer, this professional course has complemented my expertise in image design allowing me to foresee the...

Eva Borkhuis

Rajavel Mohan

Good course material and very good explanation. only i was finiding it a little disappointing when i couldnt find the 'LogtoRec709' LUT and the umpteen options in the 'Ascend' at all on my davinci software. Any tips on how do i load that to my set...

Sinan Mattar

It was so helpfull in terms of how to grade in a right track of work to get the best result from your footage.


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Jack Wright

Thanks so much Denver for such a great course. Having had little to no real experience using Davinci Resolve or even technical grading knowledge, your academy has taught me all the ins and outs and now I feel as though I have what it takes to be a...

Islam Faham

It was really helpful at this level .. Thanks man! moving to the next one ;)

Cadien Robinson

I Had a blast Learning how to color grade.

Joseph Katches

I have been using DaVinci Resolve full time for two years. Admittedly the program is daunting. Through this course I learned the overall structure of DaVinci Resolve. I was able to navigate the program successfully and confidently. But with this p...

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Andy Iannotti

Before this course I was a fish out of water when it came to color correcting and grading. It was such a frustrating feeling trying to achieve a look only to find that when I attempted to grade, my image was much worse than when I started. I hav...

Helmut Schwarz

I look forward to module 2

Fatima Faidallah

I spent a lot of time looking for these information and they're based on Denver's experience which is incredible.

Ciro Scognamiglio

Good and very exhaustive

Costantino Di Criscio

Very interesting. I learned a right workflow and a correct approach to color grading!

Ven Scott

Definitely well worth the money just on cutting through youtuber training videos that 'assume' a certain level of experience or understanding. Looking forward to Module 2!

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Pete Grayson

I bought this course a year or so ago and have been putting it off due to being busy, and instead I've been learning by doing. I finally had some time to get into the course proper this week and I'm quite annoyed at myself. The time I would have s...

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Robbin Holmes

I think that module one was great it definitely showed me alot of things that I didnt even know i could do but it was an eye opener to see all the tricks and tools.

João Santos

Denver opens the door, you just need to step in and practise. Brilliant.

Daniel Goldberg

I had done a bunch of online tutorials before this one, and was fairly familiar with Resolve as a piece of software. I took a risk on this class, hoping there would be enough new material to help me take my skills to the next level, and my expecta...

Paul Fletcher

Love it, Although I need to do a fair bit of practice, this is beginning to make sense and already my edits are looking better

Chris Innocent

I have gone through the course and I must admit there is value addition.

Craig Ouellette

WOW! Thank you Denver for putting together such a detailed course, that is clear and easy to understand. You have done what you claimed, which was to demystify color grading and turn it into a useful, powerful tool that I can use on my own projec...

Bernard Gray

Ramon Bannister

This is an invaluable tutorial for those who want to reach the next level in video or film editing. You'll often want to pause the video to do what Denver shows us. It's also easier with a double monitor setup so you don't have to minimize 1 windo...

Tomer Sinai

I've done this course before I knew anything about color grading. As a beginning filmmaker, I understood that color correcting and grading are such an important part of how my footage will end up looking like, and didn't know where to start. All ...

Latchman Balkaran

Super amazing training!


Denver has really been able to translate complex stuff into something fun to learn! Now I know it's possible to master the skills for becoming an outstanding colorist! Thanks Denver!

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Julio Vidarte

It is definitely a great course. It is very detailed and with very good visual references. A great starting point for a career as a colorist. Julio Vidarte

Matt Van Belle


If you were like me watching tutorials on YouTube here and there, you will learn color grading but you won't get far. If you are trying to become a professional colorist, then Invest in ALL his courses. Though I also purchased tutorials from other...

Denver Riddle
Denver Riddle

About the instructor

Hi I’m Denver. Yeah I know like the city and no I wasn’t born or conceived there :P In high school I borrowed my grandmother’s digital camcorder (the first "MiniDV" camera to the market which technically belonged to the university where she taught) and made extreme sports videos with my friends… luckily we returned it in one piece… She still doesn’t know what exactly I was using it for, shhh our little secret ;)
From that moment forward I knew that I was destined to create things with video to either capture experiences or tell powerful stories. When I discovered color grading I felt like it was a powerful extension of what I was capturing on camera. A way to enhance the story and one of the keys to making it look like a big Hollywood production.
And so I decided to pursue a career as a colorist but quickly found there weren’t many resources or many people willing to help. It seemed like it was some sort of elitist club where you had pay your dues as an ‘assistant’ for a decade before you got a crack at the big fancy control surface.
Well the good news is that isn’t the only way to do it and I did NOT do it that way. I learned that armed with the right techniques and some practice it can really go a long ways and where it took me years to discover some of the techniques you can start learning them today!
I’ve had the pleasure of working with various clients and fortune 500 companies, from national commercial spots to feature films, from the U.S. Ski Team to Facebook and Instagram. I've been able to help thousands enjoy what I love and you can trust my experience and my commitment to hold nothing back.
Do something great today and create what you love!

Are you a filmmaker looking to improve your color grading either as a professional freelancer or small business owner? You know how important color grading is to the final product and in helping you ‘stand out’ from your competitors. That’s why we have designed a 4 week training school specifically for you that is a step-by-step guide to understanding the art and theory of color grading so you can tell better stories. Our objective is to help you improve your color grading so you can elevate your production style leading to more clients and better paying opportunities.


  • Follow step-by-step color correction and grading instruction plus mentoring*
  • Follow a proper grading workflow
  • Learn how to match multiple cameras and shots in a scene
  • Learn strategies to help you work more quickly and efficiently
  • Learn how to get proper and natural looking skin tones
  • Learn in depth color theory so you can create "looks" that aid the story
  • Learn how to create looks that imitate popular feature films
  • You'll receive certificate of completion upon completing the school

* Mentoring provided through private FB group


What people are saying about the school:
“It’s no understatement to say that your online course has provided me with some essential new skills – skills that I have been craving for years really without knowing it – and the benefits will be show up in my work. Many thanks and best of luck with everything.” Boris Jänsch, Baci Films Ltd, U.K.

“[Your tutorials] are amazingly good. The presentation is clear, to the point and well thought out. I especially liked how you emphasized on the basics and workflow. That gives me a firm foundation and a clear roadmap of what needs to be done. Kudos to you for putting it up online…” Imran Saleh, Singapore

“What [Denver Riddle] has done with his tutorials is make color grading no longer too daunting, and no longer an after thought that people like myself could one day really venture into. His [tutorials] are amazing, and for me personally these have really helped me think about what potential stories I can tell, and how color will enhance the mood and feel of the story I am trying to convey.” Cecil Bonifacio, San Francisco, California

“You’ve been a fantastic teacher,… all your video’s on color grading central have helped me understand color grading and color correction in a much better way.” Ben Munro, Australia

“Thanks for such a great resource, Denver. I was awash in a sea of useless/no information online until I landed on your site. I wouldn’t say that I’m an expert at grading because of the tutorials you offer, but they definitely gave me the confidence and competence to know what’s involved and navigate my way around.” Noah Witchell, Omaha, Nebraska

“Thanks for sharing your valuable experience with us. Many people know a rare thing but very few reveal it.” Mazhar Shaik, Hyderabad, India

“[When] I discovered Color Grading Central, I was very impressed because for the first time, a colorist shared his working method to the world. And the results were great!” Lamberto Lamberti, Italy

Course Contents

116 Videos
2 Texts
4 Disqus

Course Curriculum

Module 1
Module 2