Compositing, in the simplest terms, is the part of VFX where you put multiple elements together.
This can be keying a green screen, adding a background, stitching multiple takes together, or replacing the content of a screen.
Fusion is a capable node-based compositing program so this a good place to start learning about what you can accomplish with it for compositing live-action footage.
In this video from Blackmagic Design, you’ll learn about:
- Creating a Fusion Clip from the Edit Page to combine clips
- Renaming Nodes
- Using the tracker
- Stabilizing a shot with Match Move
- Masking with Polygon Tool
- Transform tool
- Resolution independence of Fusion
- Sky replacement
- Luma Keyer
- Erode/Dilate Tool
- Matte Control node
- Garbage matte
- Tracker modifiers
- Blending modes for merge nodes
Follow along with the sample projects that can be downloaded from the official DaVinci Resolve Training page.
Gedaly is the Managing Editor of DVResolve.com and a Blackmagic Design Certified Trainer. He’s edited commercials for major brands and has done color & VFX for independent films. He consults on post-production workflow and creating online education. Gedaly is the co-founder of Working.Actor, a former marketing manager for large brands, and creates original film projects with his production company Razee.