Titles, Lower Thirds, Credit Rolls, and Image-based Graphics with Advanced Animation Control
Split Screen, Sky Replacement, Paint Fixes, Tracking, and Green Screen
3D Graphics, Particles, and 3D Set Extension with Camera Tracking
This Course Offers
DaVinci Resolve 16 / 17
All recordings are presented in DaVinci Resolve 17. You can also follow the course with Resolve 16, except for the final chapter which specifically addresses new features in Resolve 17.
Free Version of Resolve
All parts of this course can be done with the free version of DaVinci Resolve, except for the 3D Camera Tracking in Lesson 12 and optional use of ResolveFX effects for polishing.
This course is also available in German via DVD-Lernkurs.
All my German courses and seminars are available here.
Understand the Fusion interface and use basic compositing operations with Merges, Masks, Color corrections, and Effects to get started.
Part I – Titling and Motion Graphics
Bild great text and image based animations and control them with different animation techniques with Splines, Keyframes, Expressions, and Modifiers.
Part II: Visual Effects Creation
Perform some of the most common tasks in VFX: Split Screen composites, Sky replacement, Paint fixes, Screen Replacements, and green screen keying.
Part III: 3D Compositing
Create a 3D broadcast graphic with textures and light effects, create steam with Fusion particles, and do a 3D set extension with 3D camera tracking.
Part IV: Resolve 17 Features
Work with Audio Support, Shape Tools and the Anim Curves modifier in Resolve 17.
Should I take this Course?
This course is ideal for you if you:
Prerequisites: You should have basic skills with DaVinci Resolve. You know how to open and save projects, work with timelines and media in the Media bin, you can perform basic editing tasks, and you can render your timelines.
Blackmagic Design Certified Training
This course follows the official Blackmagic Design Certification Program for Fusion supplemented with additional exercises and video explanations.
It is equivalent to a three day class room training as it is taught by certified trainers in training centers across the world.
Blackmagic Design offers the book The Visual Effects Guide to DaVinci Resolve 17 as a free PDF on the DaVinci Resolve Training site where you also find a free online exam to test your knowledge after you complete this course.
Start the Certification Program from the beginning?
Blackmagic Design also offers the book The Beginner’s Guide to DaVinci Resolve 16 as a free PDF on the DaVinci Resolve Training site. A corresponding VFXstudy training course is planned for summer 2021.
If you have any further questions, please contact me at [email protected].
Luis Ribes (verified owner) –
Good value? No. The next thing.
This is a very comprehensive, down-to-Earth course for anyone wanting to learn the Fusion workflow. The exercises are relevant and interesting, and help understand the methodology.
Bernd even gives extra knowledge beyond Davinci’s official manual and kind of makes you feel you are in a classroom. A must!
Filmkünstler (verified owner) –
The course is important for beginners and advanced and for everyone who wants to know basic and in-depth about Fusion.
I’ve been working with Fusion for a while, but there is always something new or different approaches to solving a problem.
I think the course is just great, but not super easy.
I can only recommend the course to anyone who works with Fusion.
JiPi (verified owner) –
When I received the email that there was a new course, I did not hesitate and I was not disappointed. Even as a somewhat advanced user, I can absolutely recommend it. It’s just fun to go through the individual topics and to go deeper. And there are a lot of news. The speed of the course and especially the didactic preparation is awesome -> full points 😉
Jesper Kofod (verified owner) –
Very detailed and very nerdy. I love these courses 🙂
Matthew Scott (verified owner) –
This is a superb course. It offers a great introduction to Fusion’s uses and power, but goes well beyond basics while keeping the material clear and accessible. This course focuses on Fusion, but you learn a lot about Davinci more broadly. I am relatively new to Davinci and benefitted greatly from this course. You always hear why you are taking the steps you are taking, and Bernd routinely discusses costs and benefits of different methods. He shows his thinking as he begins to solve a problem. The assigned exercises are well chosen and valuable to do. Definitely follow along doing the procedures as he describes them. It’s often worth exploring what happens if you vary from the exact path he’s laid out, to more fully understand his recommendations.
I also enjoyed Bernd’s more advanced compositing course, though parts of it were difficult (appropriately) and parts covered procedures I will not need to do soon. This new Fusion course is better suited to my level and my needs (I do titling and image modifications more than advanced compositing), but I recommend the other course as well.
Bernd is such a fine teacher that he can lead you into areas you would probably struggle to explore on your own. I find that it is valuable to go back to both courses, using them as reminders and reference material.
Craig Wright (verified owner) –
This is my second course that I have purchased from Bernd. I have already completed a majority of the course. During my time watching the course material, I have been extremely impressed with Bernd’s brilliant and natural approach to teaching and this has taught me so much about Compositing. Bernd’s courses are so cheap for the great quality you get with all his lessons that I could highly recommand it to anyone wanting to master Davinci Resolve 16(+17). The course drawls you in from the start and keeps you feeling excited for what is to come. I am really hoping that one day he runs a more advance course for people like myself that has been using Resolve Studio for many years as I work with Blackmagic cameras and the footage straight out of these cameras
Will Mendez (verified owner) –
Solid Intro course to Fusion in Davinchi Resolve. Bernd’s teaching style is easy to follow and he not only explains the process but also the why and when to apply them. I started learning Fusion after joining Bernd’s YouTube channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC8XOaysyWKZ1gX_58QiqUXg and have been following and purchasing his courses since then.
Bernd is very accessible and responsive to my questions and suggestions via email and the courses feedback page. Highly recommend this and any other courses that are available on his site.
weeliano (verified owner) –
I have learned a lot from Bernd’s extensive and comprehensive courses. His free YouTube lessons are a gold mine of learning material. It is very hard to find good training materials and Bernd’s course is probably the best out there available. I have purchased both the Compositing In Depth and this ‘Fusion Visual Effects with DaVinci Resolve’ course as a valuable resource and reference for me. I have taken the Zoom instructor certification course conducted over 3 days from Black Magic Design last year and managed to pass the instructor certification quiz on my 2nd attempt. Bernd’s course will allow you to review most of the material that is covered in the certification course from BMD and prepare you for certification. But as Bernd puts it, certification is good and all, at the end of the day, what you create with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion as an Artist is far more important! I strongly recommend this course to anyone interested in a career in Visual Effects!
Michael Gasparini (verified owner) –
I tried different course on web, and I done 2 years ago a course of Davinci resolve with Teacher certified (3 days). But this course that Bernd/vfxstudy offer, is totally better, more specific, more details and more logic to introduce difficult things. I hope that continue to make course! thanks!!
Peter Polak (verified owner) –
I just finished the complete course and most of the chapters were o.K. for me.
Only the Camera Tracker is a little bit confusing me. So I will again walk through this Chapter.
It was a very coprehensive course with a lot of information and tips. I have been gratefull, that Berns added the Chapter for Fusion 17 becouse Blackmagic is developing very fast and book and training cannot keep pace.
I fully satified with that training but still awaiting the course in German Language.
hgpa (verified owner) –
My position in Video-Making:
I’m a beginner in working with DaVinci Resolve.
I came from Final Cut Pro X incl. Motion 5, worked with it since several years, I make so called “Dia-Filme” (in german, therefore also my poor englisch), short videos with a lot of photos and some included videos,
mostly nature films, landscapes, etc, often from my travels of hiking around germany and europa.. The music for these film write I myself.
All works fine with the above programs, but often I have a special wish for a special Titel or effect, and there comes DaVinci to me.
Here I have all possibilities in one program, and so I decided to change.
And there come then these phantastic videos and courses of VFX-Study in my sight.
I looked a lot for good training videos, but in my opinion these courses and also the free training videos of Bernd Klimm seem to be the most
exact and best videos I ever saw.
Each point is exactly shown and described and one can follow.
Also a beginner – especially in termes of Fusion – can work best with his courses.
I’m very impressed of his clearness, and – by the way – his very fair prices.
I’m learning a lot by following and making his way again and I’m glad to have these videos.
Many thanks to Bernd!
Curtis Zimmerman (verified owner) –
I love this course. He explains well. I’m following some other video tutorials that are very boring and repetitive. The other thing that’s hard to argue with is the price. A course I’d like to take, unfortunately, costs about half a years salary. (Slight exaggeration.) I don’t even know whether the things I’d learn in it would be anymore comprehensive than what I’m learning here. So, many thanks!
Christopher Maggard (verified owner) –
I absolutely loved this course and the free beginner Fusion course. Even though I have used some of the Fusion features already, I was able to gain a lot more depth and understanding about each issue through this course. I previously watched trainings by different trainers on Youtube, but they pale in comparison to the explanations and insights given here. I really appreciate being able to follow along in Fusion myself with the training materials provided, and am so happy that I discovered Bernd! Plus, he is so humble and down-to-earth, which is so refreshing.
Joop Vinke (verified owner) –
This is my first course learning Davinci Resolve. In the past I worked with Adobe premiere and After Effects.
As soon as I saw the possibilities of Davinci Resolve I switched to Davinci. I must say I am impressed by the possibilities of this program, but it is hard to find your way on your own. I was happy to find this training from Bernd. Up to now I only followed a few lessons but did learn many things which I would never be aware of. It is a pleasure to follow his lessons and I must say I was also surprised about his follow-up if you have a problem. I described my problem, send it to him in the weekend and got an answer the same day.
I’m sure I will learn many things during this course , after which I will enjoy making my homevideo’s with much more pleasure!
Roman Weber (verified owner) –
I studied the course of Blackmagic a year ago -nice, but with the course of Bernd it was much easier to follow the steps and he has also great hints, that helps a lot! Many thx, Bernd – hopefully you will lunch more courses!!
Andrea Marras (verified owner) –
Bern’s courses are great. From the free course to the more advanced courses. The advanced course may be too complicated if you don’t have a basic understanding of Fusion. I recommend going step by step. Highly recommended
Alan Highet (verified owner) –
I find his teaching style has the right mix between the technical and easy learning. He covers all aspects of the official Blackmagic course but also adds his own thoughts and amendments. There are a number of free courses on Youtube and on this site so it is easy for you to decide whether this course is right for you.
timli182 (verified owner) –
This is great course to start get your feet wet with fusion in resolve. It covers all the foundation knowledge of fusion and ease of use with the program. It also covers 3D techniques if you want to use fusion in conjunction with other 3D programs for further VFX and AR process. You won’t be disappointed with the course content.
mike01300 (verified owner) –
I just started with this course. So far I like most of it. Was enjoying of titles part of it and had a lot of confusing later. Probably my mind is not yet ready to understand the way how to combine two tracked images. do not have enough time to watch every day, so it may take more time to me, but it is okay. I just wish the course was longer to take more training to gradually move from easy part to more complicated.
DrHansAPlast (verified owner) –
This course is worth every cent.
To get the most out of Resolve, you need courses like this.
I’ve already worked with Hitfilm and Vegas and i think I’m not an
absolute beginner, but I’ve learned a lot in this course.
Even if English is not your primary language, Bernd explains all the
content very well and in a comprehensible manner so can easily follow
Manas Paul (verified owner) –
One of the best courses in Fusion and there are only few you find around. This is not a tricks & tips tutorial rather a walk trough along few areas of a somewhat obscure program. Bernd Klimm is very knowledgeable about Fusion and his teaching method is straight forward and thorough.
Gordon Shumway (verified owner) –
I have taken other Bernd’s courses and they are all excellent, in-depth, and detailed. This Fusion course virtually mirrors the PDF book published by Blackmagic, but having someone visually guide you, and do it well makes for all the reason’s to take his training course for Fusion Certification. Bernd is always available for support or clarification, might be a 24-hour turnaround but certainly, it is great to know he DOES want you to learn!
ZechM (verified owner) –
Davinci Resolve Fusion is unfortunately not very intuitive and user-friendly. It’s great that there are such competent instructional videos like the one by Bernd Klimm. You notice that he is a master of Fusion, that he enjoys working with Fusion and that he can convey the content in an understandable and understandable way. This enabled me to quickly achieve my own successes and implement small projects with Fusion. Highly recommended.
Tarek Abdelhafez (verified owner) –
I have already completed the Composting course with Bernd. However, for few parts, I did not fully digest them all especially the heavy ones. When I received the mail for this new Visual Effects course I had some doubts that it will add value as I already went through the more advanced one. However, I decide to go for it as I always trust Bernd’s courses add value in a way or another. I found it exactly what I need to fill the puzzled parts that I did not get in the compositing course.
This course is the best for Fusion beginners and advanced users who need to enhance their skills with tips and efficient workflows. As usual, Bernd is very keen to ensure students get the full knowledge about the topic via deep explanations and very good exercises & quizzes. What is distinguishing Bend’s courses that it shows ‘why’ we are doing things not only ‘how’ like in the step-by-step tutorials. In addition to the high quality of the course in terms of materials, audio, and video. On top of that, it’s “Return of investment” is very high. ????
I recommend this course to any one looking for learning Fusion on solid bases and go extra steps in the world of VFX.
Nigel M (verified owner) –
I have just completed this course having already done the free course and the Fusion 9 one. Although there is naturally some overlap in all three, this is no bad thing as different examples are used and really reinforces the learning. What I really like about Bernd’s courses is not only does he tell you what to do but also why you’re doing it, together with other ways of achieving the same result. This is so much better than most tutorials which simply say do this and this and you’re none the wiser as to what you’re actually doing! I’m really looking forward to starting the compositing course next.
Michael Karius (verified owner) –
I finally completed this course and it´s totally worth it. Now that I´ve got the basic knowledge in Fusion, I will continue with Bernd´s Compositing course. There was a lack of good resources for learning Fusion compared to After Effects or Nuke for a while.
But Bernd fills the gap. I really like his way of teaching. Highly recommended!
Sebastian Katzer (verified owner) –
I’m midway trough and can absolutely recommend this course. Bernd’s explanations are understandable and straight forward…. and a bit nerdy too. Like it!
remcodewilde (verified owner) –
I found the courses of VFX Study on YouTube, and bought this course, everything is explained in enough detail to keep focused and no annoying jump cuts giving you time to absorb what is told, even if something goes wrong or the computer crashes you see it, just like in real live.
If you got a question you can ask here on the website or via mail and you get an answer back even if it is on something you are trying.
Got my certificate from BMD after this course, only by playing around in fusion and trying some stuf during and after the course.
I am a try on error type and I am not so good in learning using books, but with this training you have a good start
On to the advanced training.
Herbert Heyduck (verified owner) –
Fusion Visual Effects with DaVinci Resolve:
I would never have been able to finish my last project without Bernd’s instructions on how to use “Fusion” properly. Nevertheless, it is essential for me to go through the lessons a few more times so that everything remains in my memory. The course was the best investment in recent times.
Lots of ideas only came when Bernd showed what is possible and how to proceed.
Although there are many YouTube lessons for every problem on the Internet, the concentrated form that Bernd uses is the most impressive and lasting for me, which has led me to my goal and I hope for more courses from Bernd under VFXstudy.
Phil Deglos (verified owner) –
I am extremely satisfied with this training. Bernd takes us into the depths of the software with great pedagogy. He explains the “whys” and “hows” in great detail and with many tips and tricks.
A course to follow for all those who want to invest in fusion!
Merci From France ????
Jibran Ahmed (verified owner) –
I am new to Fusion and this course was a fantastic way to start learning. Bernd does a great job explaining the basics and has gotten me excited to dive even deeper into all the Fusion can do!
James Butler (verified owner) –
Fantastic training, I had been playing with fusion for a while, but this gave me exactly what I needed, clear step by step training, I took the exam and passed first time after completing this training, I now use fusion with confidence.
Emilio Bellu (verified owner) –
A really excellent course, clear, well designed, and up to date. Also, fantastic for the price. Thank you Bernd, will very likely go for the deep dive into compositing as well!
Bob Klassen (verified owner) –
Very helpful. Bernd teaches the aspects of Fusion at a measured pace with clear goals in each lesson. While trying an exercise or test, I usually got a bit stuck and so listened to the video again to get un-stuck. I used a few as a reference for a couple of things that I added in a revision of some archived video. So, I’m looking forward to the Compositing course.
Ursula Schulte (verified owner) –
Great course! I’d rate it with 8 stars if that was possible. Clear, structured and highly understandable. The examples are very useful and cover well that what I need to play around with my footage.
I am a beginner – did some You Tube tutorials before – just following what they were doing and immediately getting lost with simple commands and even more with simple modifications. I spent hours to search my mistakes! After Bernd’s basic course and this course I have an understanding about the Fusion logic, (mostly) know what I do and created also some own effects. Partially it was hard work – as a beginner you must exercise and play around. But it is also lots of fun.
Chris ONeal (verified owner) –
WOW. This is a HUGE value. I’m only halfway through and have learned a TON. This is much better than even the training directly from Blackmagic because he does it their way and then says, “Okay but here’s another way… and this way is better.”
I can’t recommend this training enough. It could be triple the price and it would still be a steal.
Jeremy Mullins (verified owner) –
Bernd does so much more than give you the step-by-step approach common to so many YouTube tutorials. He really takes the time to explain the *logic* behind how and why these tools operate in the way they do.
There is A LOT packed into each section, so make sure you have your pause button ready to go. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
I am looking forward to Bernd’s In Depth Composting course as well
Paul Shearman (verified owner) –
Well worth it
Everything is explained in a way that is easy to understand and in detail
Would recommend to any one wanting learn fusion
Mahesh Kunjappan (verified owner) –
I am just into the second chapter and I can tell you that its a must have course for anyone learning Fusion from basics. I am moving fast to take the next Compositing course.
Shahriar Tanvir (verified owner) –
I wanted to learn Fusion. There are not enough quality courses available online. Those that are available would be too old or too expensive. I’m glad that I have found Bernd’s Youtube channel (VFXstudy). After doing the free Fusion course I was convinced that I want to get this course. And I’m more than satisfied. He even replied to my problem once I emailed him.
I can recommend this course to anybody who wants to learn Fusion (or get into node-based software) without any hesitation.
Mohammad Hossain (verified owner) –
Great course for beginners. Highly recommended. Thanks Bernd.
Jose de los Rios (verified owner) –
I’m going to be concise 😉
Fusion is an amazing software but is complicated and very difficult to learn as a self-taught. I’m an old Shake user (RIP thanks to apple) and a teacher and a well-structured course it’s absolutely recommended.
Bernd Klimm offers us a “three-dimensional course”: Pleasant, Interesting and Complete. Lessons with the latest Resolve updates, stet-by-step explanations, exercises and a very nice price. Last but not least, you can easily consult with Bernd.
I started with the free course, now I’m following Fusion certification training and I’ll sign up for compositing in depth
Thanks to Blackmagic for making Resolve and Fusion affordable. Thank you Bernd for teaching us
JOSEPH PACE (verified owner) –
Very good value for money. Bernd is very knowledgeable and shares a lot of information on Fusion in a very intuitive and professional manner. Highly recommended.
Jonathan Louie (verified owner) –
Fantastic and comprehensive fusion course with some concrete examples and quizzes to practice with. Bernd provides deeper knowledge than most on davinci resolve and fusion. It provides a great framework which then makes his other resources online fit together well – I advise his free beginner’s course if you haven’t worked in fusion before, and to do some resolve basics if you haven’t worked in davinci resolve, prior to doing this course though.
Dov Klein (verified owner) –
I enjoyed Bernd’s course.
This is an amazing course. I learnd a lot. It offers a great introduction to Fusion’s uses and power, and goes well beyond basics while keeping the material clear and accessible. This course focuses on Fusion, but you learn a lot about Davinci more broadly.
Bernd routinely discusses costs and benefits of different methods. He shows his thinking as he begins to solve a problem. The assigned exercises are well chosen and valuable to do. Definitely follow along doing the procedures as he describes them. It’s often worth exploring what happens if you vary from the exact path he’s laid out, to more fully understand his recommendations.
Bernd is such a fine teacher that he can lead you into areas you would probably struggle to explore on your own. I find that it is valuable to go back to the course, using it as reminder and reference material.
Harp Gosal (verified owner) –
I have purchased a few courses and they are amazing!! Bernd knows his stuff and his tutorials are super easy to follow and straight down to the point. I’m a hobbyist and i’ve always had a passion for VFX and compositing but never got round to doing it. I finally picked up DaVinci Resolve and Fusion Studio 17 and got onto it. If you’re interested in VFX and compositing in Fusion then these courses are for you!! Whether you are a Beginner or Expert – the courses cover a wide range. I’ve learned tons and i was a complete novice. Highly recommend!!!
Alain Hoffmann (verified owner) –
The course is awesome and really builds a very solid foundation for fusion. It took me roughly a month to get through, working on it whenever I found some spare time. Bernd (the teacher) makes every step interesting and easy to follow. I highly recommend this course to anyone, even guys like me with little time and almost no prior knowledge (took the free course first). Some people are born to teach and I believe Bernd is one of them. So, if you do wish to learn Fusion, look no more, you have found the perfect next step in your journey.
Efrain Flores (verified owner) –
This is a perfect introduction to Fusion. Bernd teaching style is very easy to follow. Not only he provides the technical background on how to use the tool, he also provides tips based of his own experiences. If you have not used node compositing before, there is no need to feel afraid. His explanations takes you bit by bit . The amount of exercises he provides will help you gain confidence with nodes. I am very satisfied with the course and I’m looking forward to look into the advanced Fusion Topics.
David Govett (verified owner) –
This is the MOST comprehensive course on Fusion out there. Many hours of patient and detailed instruction and tips. He is so personal and kind throughout the training. Sometimes he goes a little fast but fortunately you can back up the video and catch up. I will move on to the comprehensive course when I complete this one. Tens of hours of video on Fusion compositing for a great price. Thank you!
francisco varela (verified owner) –
I had already seen Bernd’s YouTube tutorials, I immediately thought he was a pro.
I knew he had a free class so I jumped on it. After finishing his free course, I was thirsty to continue
on his other courses to develop more skills and so I decided to continue with him.
what I appreciate the most, is the fact that you can mark the route of the courses, and resume the course the next day without being lost as in other courses which I had tested. the method of these courses makes me want to learn more.
Cameron Brown (verified owner) –
I just want to say that Bernds Editing Certification Course was an amazing course to go through! If anyone is looking for someone to learn from I would have to strongly recommend taking these Courses and paying close attention to everything Bernd has to say! I really enjoyed the fact that He took the time not only to make these courses to follow along with and all the tutorials, but the fact that he goes into specific detail on everything he is teaching. This is the second editing course I have taken and whether or not I able to pass Blackmagic’s Certification exam I know for a fact that I got a whole heck of a lot of great information and understanding with a lot of what DaVinci Resolve has to offer us.
Thank you so much for everything Bernd and I really look forward to taking your other courses which I have already purchased!!!
Boris Hope (verified owner) –
I started taking this class after the free training and I am so happy that I did! Bernd took the lessons from the free training but dives in way deeper. After taking both courses I feel like a Fusion pro. Not only that, now I have a fantastic resource to reference if I ever need a refresher. The way the course is organized makes it easy to come back later to find the exact information you are looking for. This is the best deal out there for a complete Fusion course.
Ai Accident (verified owner) –
Great course in all aspects. Well worth the cost! Thx! Best, Joakim
Tomislav Šuto (verified owner) –
Great course! Detailed explanation. It is hard to expect less from Bernd =]
oldboy (verified owner) –
This is a unique course and Bernd, the trainer, is so good at detailed and yet simple explanations, other than constatly giving you tips and tricks of the most absolute importance. A true gift to those who would like to enter the super interesting world of 3D compositing