For DaVinci Resolve 16 and 17!
Who Should Take This Course?
This course is for all DaVinci Resolve users who want to get started with VFX and motion graphics on the Fusion page.
If you have a basic understanding of the Media Pool, Edit Page, and Delivery Page in Resolve, then you are ready to start with this course. No prior Fusion knowledge required.
In this Course You Will…
…create a complete 50s opening sequence based on photography from northern Norway. You will switch between the Edit Page and Fusion page to combine the best of layer-based editing with node-based compositing. Along the way, you will learn about Fusion’s interface and get to know the most important tools in the 2D and 3D environment.
Here is what your final sequence will look like:
Simon Vowles (verified owner) –
If I had to sum up this course in one word, it would be Excellent.
Bernd has a very good way of explaining what is, complex software in such a way that the course is enjoyable, informative and, importantly, relevant to what you are trying to do. He is able to bring together a multitude of aspects about the software and context into a very easy to follow methodology and for me, who has only really started to get to grips with DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, I found it absolutely spot on.
There are other videos on youtube that talk about elements of Fusion etc, but I have not found any that are close to how Bernd delivers the material, VFXStudy, is altogether far more professional and relevant.
In fact, it is that good that I immediately signed up for the ‘Compositing with DaVinci Resolve & Fusion’ course.
Karthik Naga (verified owner) –
I have watched and learned from numerous, excellent, Fusion/Resolve teachers on YouTube. As wonderful as their content is, I didn’t understand the concepts as well as I do now, thanks to the detailed, clear, humble, precise (and friendly) instruction of Bernd.
I used to copy steps as I watched videos on YouTube, but could never retain and remember what I was doing. After going through all of the free course that Bernd has on this website, I was able to make far more advanced videos from my memory because I actually UNDERSTOOD what I was doing and how the software worked.
Let’s be honest, Resolve is a very complex and amazing software. There are so many hidden features that take an average video and make it stand out in the crowd. The free course gives so much information, but it is still probably only 20-30% of what one can achieve in this tool. It is a very hard tool to navigate and become an expert in unless you have an instructor that is knowledgeable, detail oriented and thorough. I find those qualities to be abundant in Bernd.
If you want to spend 60 or so quality minutes learning this tool, I’d highly recommend VFXStudy. I’m quite sure, you won’t regret it!
Thomas Gastes (verified owner) –
Ein hervorragender Kurs – hier wird absolut verständlich erklärt, wie die ganzen Tools innerhalb Davinci Fusion zusammenspielen und wirklich funktionieren. Es gibt mittlerweile viele Tutorials auf YouTube – aber in keinster Weisee zu vergleichen mit diesem Kurs.
Ich habe sehr viel gelernt! Großartige Leistung Bernd!
Wesley Rutt (verified owner) –
Wes Rutt – February 18, 2020
I can’t think of enough superlatives to describe Bernd’s Beginner’s Course on Fusion. The 30 lessons in the course are packed with tips and shortcuts that I could never have discovered on my own.
Each lesson builds on what was learned in previous lessons. Every step is clearly explained but there is no tedious repetition. There is so much information provided that I find myself continually rewinding a video or referring to previous lessons to find a step that I may have overlooked or didn’t fully understand initially, however, the course is so well laid out it is a breeze to navigate through previous lessons and find what you need.
If you run across a problem or have a question that hasn’t been touched upon, Bernd is available to help you find an answer. Although this is a Fusion tutorial, he provides some great tips on editing and color grading to boot.
I haven’t quite finished this course yet and I’ve already used some of the techniques learned here on other projects. I highly recommend this course and especially its instructor, Bernd Klimm.
Anil Sethi (verified owner) –
I have not completed the entire course but really enjoying it whatever I have seen so far. Coming from Premiere pro, this software was intimidating for me. Bernd’s easy going way and thorough explanations have removed any doubts I had about my ability to learn this software. He is an excellent teacher and a great guide. Thank you so much for this wonderful course!
BOBBY ` DAVIS (verified owner) –
I have reviewed all of the lesson in the Free Fusion course. Every step is clearly explained hardly no repetition. His explanations of how things are to work together are well organized and thought out. I have gone back to review some of ways he has done things. It would be nice if there was an detailed outline of what is covered in each module. This way if a problem should arise in something I may doing, I would not have to guess which module would address my question. Breaking down whats covered in each section in a printed outline would really help for beginners.
However, there is nothing that is as complete for a beginner for learning Fusion. Getting the methods and how they are used is explained within the course. As with any program it takes time to learn these! I don’t know of another Free Program for beginners that covers so much. Even some that you pay for are not as good. If you want to learn the basics this is a good one!
arnofaure (verified owner) –
I’m very happy with this course. I’m a motion designer/editor for many years, and as a “layers” guy (i.e. after effect,…) the node system always scared me; but Bernd helps me “tame” it and and it’s very exciting to be able to discover this nodes world!
kostas lukas (verified owner) –
Great course, really enjoyed it!
Jon Herranz (verified owner) –
If you want to start growing in Fusion this is a super good and interesting course to understand and learn the basics of the software.
Bernd’s explanations and concepts are very clear and will make easy to understand all the processes and tools.
Dan Koz (verified owner) –
This is a wonderful course. Everything is clearly presented in an orderly, logical, easy-to-follow way. I’ve learned a lot in a short time, and I can learn at my own pace. I’m looking forward to completing the free course and moving on to the more advanced topics.
If you have a question you can even leave a comment and Bernd will answer. It’s like having your own private tutor.
By all means, don’t hesitate, jump right in.
Abr Evig (verified owner) –
Excellent course indeed!
Bernd Klimm is a highly knowledgable and gifted teacher! I have followed his YT channel for some time, always learning a lot from his tutorials. This course was very useful and I recommend it with exclamation!
Bernd Klimm is also exceptional in that I can write to him and he will answer with good professional advice, which leaves an impression that he really cares about his “customers”. He deserves all the support he can get from a growing and enthusiastic Fusion community.
frank Bauwens (verified owner) –
I did follow lots of youtube tutorials in the past, yours is the first with a logical structure.
For me this course is a very good starting point since there is so much more to cover.
Coming from a layered based software, for me this is however new territory and it is clear that an eventual switch will take a steep learning effort!
Pierre Rasamoela (verified owner) –
Un cours extrêmement bien conçu!
Si vous cherchez un tuto pour débuter avec Fusion, vous êtes arrivés au bon endroit! Le cours est très progressif, clair et détaillé. Ne vous contentez pas de regarder les vidéo, mais faites les exercices proposés pour bien assimiler les outils proposés. Vous pourrez même poser vos questions par mail à Bern Klimm qui répond très rapidement. Une superbe initiation, qui si elle est suivie pas à pas, vous rendra vite opérationnel.
John Hoare (verified owner) –
Excellent step-by-step video instructions for Fusion. Thanks Berndt!
Jeremy Johnson (verified owner) –
Thank you for such a stellar course! These tutorials demystified node-based compositing for me, and made the process fun and approachable. I feel prepared to integrate Fusion effects into my edits. Great tutorials!
peter_goodman (verified owner) –
This course is an excellent introduction to Fusion. I had followed various other online introduction courses until I stumbled across this one after seeing one of Bernd’s youtube videos. This course had much more detailed explanations that has really made Fusion click for me. It is amazing that this beginners course is free, and I am surprised it does not seem to be more widely known about online. I wish I had found it sooner. I feel much more confident using Fusion now and am looking forward to progressing with his more advanced compositing course. Many thanks!
Richard Woodburn (verified owner) –
Had been struggling with fusion for ages and couldn’t get my head around the workflow and how the final composition ends up in the edit page. Having found a YouTube clip of VFX Study I was apprehensive at first as there’s so many fusion tutorials on the web but nothing as concise as this. Bernd takes you through the whole process with ease and so I had to seek out his website and get this course. If you’re a complete noob to fusion then this is the course for you. I’ve learnt so much in this short course than I had done trying for a while on YouTube. I’ve even tried the DaVinci Resolve course but couldn’t get my head around it. With this course Bernd takes you through the whole process from start to finish and explains in a way I understand. Hope to complete it and move on to more and more fusion stuff.
Keep up the great work Bernd.
Ricardo Blanco (verified owner) –
Great course! You opened my eyes to various new techniques and explained it in a way that is easy to follow. I look forward to taking other courses.
Thank You Bernd!
max dope (verified owner) –
Thanks for the great course
asakharov (verified owner) –
Very good course. Highly recommended! Bernd, thanks a lot!
Szymon Śliwka (verified owner) –
One of the best courses ???? It really helps to get familiar with Fusion inside Resolve. Thanks a lot!
BADR ASI (verified owner) –
Thank you very much, I recommend this course for any one who want to start in fusion
Sheriton Swan (verified owner) –
I’ve tried to get in to Fusion a couple of times before but always came a bit unstuck through not fully understanding some of the basic concepts. In this course, Bernd explains those fundamental concepts really clearly and gives the learner the confidence to try out other functions without fear of getting lost. This is a great starter on the journey of learning this hugely powerful software.
Orsa (verified owner) –
finally a well structured introduction to Fusion, easy to follow and in an worldwide understandable English. Thank You Bernd,
PoulHardy (verified owner) –
This beginner course is a very good start, if you want to work in and explore the enormous potential of Resolve Fusion.
Bernd is a very fine teacher, and the course gets around a lot of usefull functions in Fusion. I have recommended the course to a friend, and will recommend it to all, who has any interest in Fusion.
Manas Paul (verified owner) –
An amazing course in DaVinci Fusion for beginners, probably the best around. A knowledgeable teacher- Bernd is sincere and methodical in his approach.
Patrick Moquin (verified owner) –
Overall great free course. This course was perfect for me, I have used Davinci resolve in the past and understood the basics of editing but never gone to in depth with the fusion tab. After this tutorial I can safely say that I am well rounded enough in fusion to be able to be able to navigate, explore, and come up with new ideas and creations using fusion.
Bernd is a great teacher and I found his pace to be perfect, he goes slow and steady, but in a way where I do not find myself bored!
This is absolutely worth it! It is free after all, you have nothing to lose by taking this course except your time. And believe me your time will not be wasted if you are a beginner to Fusion and would like to learn the basics!
Alan Quartermaine (verified owner) –
So you can download the free version of Resolve. This is a very professional program for video editing. Then you can enrol in Bernd’s free course to understand Fusion and compositing better. If you had to pay for any of this they would still be excellent products.
Due to me using a low spec computer I was having some early issues with performance. Bernd helped me and gave me advice to allow the program to run better. The course itself is easy to understand due to the way it has been laid out. If you have problems in understanding any part Bernd is there to guide you through personally by email. He has always responded to all my queries.
I have no hesitations in recommending his training course.
Marvin Harms (verified owner) –
This course is perfect for beginners! I wasn´t a completely beginner, so i don´t watched the whole course but all videos i wathched were great. I think for beginners who want to start with compositing in fusion this course is perfect. It isn´t to fast for beginners but you although learn very much. Furthermore this course ist good splitted up in different parts and all in all this course helps you to understand the basic things in fusion.
And I mean this course is for free, so if you ever wanted to learn fusion, why not with this course?
RobForbes (verified owner) –
Being new to Video editing and Davinci Resolve I am going through a steep learning curve. I have watched many useful YouTube videos and tutorials, but none as comprehensive and easy to follow as Bernd`s. He clearly explains the What, Why and How. His humble, no nonsense approach kept me engaged and wanting to learn more. Excellent course!
Daeus Lamb (verified owner) –
Just what I needed to learn the basic layout of Fusion. Now I can understand more advanced tutorials.
Alain Marion (verified owner) –
I have searched a long time for a course about Fusion. This is an excellent introduction to this software. Fusion may at first look appear to be non-intuitive but under the guidance of Bernd I felt more comfortable using it by the end of the course. The course is focused on 2D and 2.5D basic compositing and that is fine for beginners. My real intention is to learn rotoscopy and keying so I immediately signed up for the more advanced compositing course. Thank you Bernd for creating theses courses!
Faizan Shakeel (verified owner) –
I dont know any other resource which is half as good as this one, can’t believe its free. This beginner course combined with Bernd’s fusion compositing course is the most comprehensive and fastest way to learn and practice fusion. A big plus is the realistic problems solving approach, really glad to have found it, simply excellent.
rollingalong (verified owner) –
I have really enjoyed your classes. They have helped me make the transition from Premier Pro to Davinci Resolve. Thank you for your time and effort to provide such excellent and concise material.
Degibocu (verified owner) –
this course its just amanzing, not only for the quality content, also one of the best things is the way that bernard teach you and explaint not just the technique, he goes deeper in the fundations. i just wanna say THANKS Bernald for so complete introduction of this wonderfull piece of software. see you in the intermidiate-advance couse and a hope you make a advance compositing course too.
Greg Bernstein (verified owner) –
I am a cameraman and editor with over 20 years of experience, but new to Resolve/Fusion and compositing. Thank you so much for providing such a great course for free! I’ve already learned a ton and your teaching style is excellent. You provide both the theory and the practical steps and shortcuts in an organized, clear and concise fashion. I look forward to taking the next course Compositing with DaVinci Resolve & Fusion.
Serko (verified owner) –
This is a great course for beginners and I can’t believe it’s free. Bernd is a very good educator and he really knows his stuff so he explains everything really clearly. After following a few Youtube tutorials on how to do things from various creators, I really needed a more structured approach to build my skills and make the knowledge stick, and I feel like I’ve found that in Bernd’s courses. I’m completely new to compositing and VFX and I don’t have any previous knowledge on which to build upon, so I’m happy I found Bernd’s course to take me through that journey.
zachix (verified owner) –
Before I discovered this course, I tried to understand how fusion works and what techniques are behind the different tools in different youtube videos. It is hard to understand if you only get a cooking guide – if you want to achieve this, click here.
This beginner’s course is completely different: It explains in detail why something works the way it does, and all this in an easy to understand way.
I can only recommend this course to anyone who is serious about learning the software.
Jens Geumann (verified owner) –
Toller Kurs. Gerade zu Fusion gibt es viele YT Tutorials, die zwar immer wieder einen einzelnen Effekt demonstrieren, aber nicht wirklich die Sicherheit mit diesem Funktionsmonster erhöhen. Der Kurs schlägt einige sehr strukturierte Schneisen in dieses Funktionsmonster. Die Entscheidung das erst einmal mit Fotos zu machen ist sehr gut, da man sich so deutlich besser auf die Funktionen konzentrieren kann. Für den Kurs hätte ich auf jeden Fall auch Geld ausgegeben.
mick moghni (verified owner) –
Very good course and it is highly recommended.
The content is very well structured and well explained and easy to follow.
Thank you Berndt.
Audrius Lelkaitis (verified owner) –
futray (verified owner) –
Thank you Berndt. Very usefull. It is just what we need for starting to create our own composition project!
TeoSand (verified owner) –
I’m a photograper and videomaker, new to Resolve/Fusion suite. Lost much time on various online tutorials until I finally got here. Sincerely the best course I found on the web. Well structured, very well planned and explained. I can see improvements in just a few lessons. Thank you!
Matthew Scott (verified owner) –
Bernd does a spectacular job guiding his audience through important Davinci Resolve and Fusion skills. He has a special knack for anticipating and answering questions a viewer may have. The course is beautifully organized and rich in information. There’s a sense of excitement in seeing how the approaches he describes are a path to interesting possibilities for video editing. They are also suitable for making it easier to continue on to explore Davinci on your own. That said, his Compositing course about Fusion is a major accomplishment, definitely more advanced but really superb and a bargain at the price.
Matthew Scott (verified owner) –
See my very positive review above.
Perhaps one thing that could be adjusted is the designation of a caribou as a moose :).
Péter Bodnár (verified owner) –
It is a solid introductory course to Davinci Resolve. Very useful video series.
Jason S (verified owner) –
I can’t recommend this course highly enough. Bernd seems very personable and highly motivated to teach step by step every detail you need to be able to “think” like a professional. The instructions do not skip over the thought process you yourself would have to go through, and Resolve is the tool of choice here, so you get to see first-hand how you can solve common issues from start to finish like a pro using the tool you came here to learn. Make no mistake about it this is invaluable if you have the time to consider all of what Bernd is teaching, which is way beyond using the software itself, as you could imagine if you were to learn on the job with a professional the things you would see them do, and ask why, they are all answered here. I was impressed enough to purchase material that Bernd has subsequently created, 30 hours more in fact, and I’m pretty sure I’ll continue to add more to my library. I could never imagine getting such high quality material until I happened upon this tutorial.
This is a beginners course, but it does not skimp on detail. I learned more on this “beginners” course than I have from watching countless hours of youtube videos on the same.
Give it a whirl, this one is free, you’ve got nothing to lose but 5 hours, or your money back. You won’t be disappointed. 🙂
Cesar Gracia (verified owner) –
Fantastic!!! I can’t believe this is free. Step by step explanation and you get to follow along because he includes all of the media files and timelines. I couldn’t ask for a better beginners course.
Lyndon Heap (verified owner) –
Bernd has a unique talent. He is able to convey quite complex ideas and processes in an easy to understand way. Let’s face it Fusion 16/17 is not for the feint hearted. After watching many of his YouTube vids and having started this basic course, I feel I actually understand what’s happening and why, this is great as I don’t need to keep reviewing the same videos time and time again. Keep up the good work Bernd.
Ralf Sohnsmeier (verified owner) –
Bernd is a well trained Blackmagic trainer and his Fusion course is very well organized. I have never worked with Fusion before, but I will use it more in the future. Thanks Bernd.
Paul van Emmerik (verified owner) –
Bernd is very generous for offering this extensive intro course for DaVinci Resolve’s Fusion. It is quite good at introducing basic and some more advanced concepts as well as getting one used to the software’s interface.
Donald Fink (verified owner) –
I’m not quite halfway through this course, but I thought I’d put down a few notes about it anyway, as a first impression.
I started the course as a way to see if the instruction is of a quality that I’d like to spend money on with courses in the future. I’m not exactly a beginner with Fusion, but not all that competent either, so I figured it would be worth the effort.
So far, what I’ve learned is that Bernd’s courses, if this one is any indication, are thorough and well thought out. If I had paid for this course, I wouldn’t have had a problem with it. It’s where it should be for a beginning course. I’m learning things that I should already know and I can only assume that it’s preparing me for some of his more advanced material.
I’ll definitely be purchasing some of the other courses in the future.
One bit of advice when working through this course though: have your corresponding project open and work along with the lesson. He’s got it organized into separate timelines for each lesson so it’s easy to work along. You can build your own timeline from the beginning, but if you pick and choose lessons, you can start with a timeline that has all the work done up to that point. That’s handy if you want to refresh yourself on a subject in the future.
I’ve found that I often pause the video and go over what he has just covered in detail. I experiment with a component and see what else I can discover, especially when we’re working with a particular tool. By doing this, I believe I am able to squeeze every bit of information out of the lessons.
There are a lot of people on the internet trying to sell instructional videos for Davinci Resolve. Some are good, and a few are really good. Based on this course and the free tutorials I’ve seen on YouTube, Bernd falls into the category of “Really Good.” If you’re looking to come up to speed with Fusion, I’d suggest you have a good look at what he has to offer.
Alex (verified owner) –
There is the best course on Fision in the market.
The knowlege that Bernd shares with us is invaluable
Jacek Hensoldt (verified owner) –
An excellent course, highly recommended. The course content is divided into individual lessons that build on each other. With each lesson, you dive deeper and deeper into the subject without it ever becoming too difficult. It is very pleasant to learn this way and, above all, it is a lot of fun. This is not least due to the fact that Bernd is able to explain complex issues in a very precise and easy to understand way without ever getting lost in unnecessary details. Many thanks for this excellent course and also for the many other tutorials.
Michael Karius (verified owner) –
This course is amazing, if you want to dive into the world of node based compositing and the author is making it available for free. I always wanted to learn Fusion for compositing. But I think there´s still a lock of good resources for the fusion page inside of Davinci Resolve. For Nukeon the other side there is so much more available, but as a hobbyist Nuke is not affordable for me, but Resolve is.
The course is clear structured, well explained.
After completing the free course I will go on with the other courses the author is offering at a really fair price, considering the amount of time it´s needed to produce such a course.
Tim Norman (verified owner) –
Loving the course, Bernd’s progression through the software let’s you understand each of the stages and then moves to the next in a logical way. The best course I have found, and amazing how much information is in the free course, even before you get onto the other courses which are a great price. Fantastic course, Nice one Bernd.
Wallace Warner (verified owner) –
This course is GREAT for anyone that is starting out in VFX. Bernd has a great way of teaching and breaks things down to the bare minimum so that a total novice can easily start the journey into VFX. His style of teaching is very easy to understand and he takes you through the process step by step. He also teaches the fundamentals, Tracking, Rotoscoping, Keying etc.
Bernd is also very response to questions that you need to ask.
I would recommend this course to anyone with limited or no knowledge of VFX or Da Vinci resolve and I’ll be purchasing the more advanced course as soon as I finish up the free one. Thanks Bernd!!!!!
medo00ksa (verified owner) –
As a beginner, I can say it’s a great course series, I love it, I have followed Bernd before, step by step and it worked like magic. I’m positive, that at the end of this you will be informed on a lot of new information. On top of that, it is free and will answer all your questions. I would highly recommend his courses. Thank you Bernd for your cooperation.
Anthony Drinkwater (verified owner) –
I won’t be able to add much to what has already been written ! If you want a short sharp “this is how to do X in BM Resolve”, there are plenty of good resources on YouTube. But if you want to understand what’s behind it, then try this course.
First, you are actually DOING and not just following.
Second, all the clips that Bernd uses are on your PC so you can compare exactly where you are in producing the timeline, and if it doesn’t seem to work on your system you can see the settings etc.
Third, Bernd sometimes makes small mistakes, and instead of wiping them and starting again, he shows you how to get out of it. This is a good learning experience, as well as being good for your ego (“it’s not just me that gets mixed up”… )
Fourth, Bernd replies to your questions and problems !
And on top of all that, it’s free, so you can find all this out for yourself.
I have not yet finished this course, but will certainly move on to a paid course when I have. Thanks you Bernd !
Stephen Trattner (verified owner) –
I will keep it short. The five start rating is earned, completely. Bernd has to be the most knowledgeable instructor of everything Davinci Resolve I have found. The way he teaches the course material makes it easily understandable for someone like myself. I have not yet. But, I plan on purchasing all of his courses. They hold so much value. Plus, totally unrelated…he seems like a cool guy.
Claus Schönberger (verified owner) –
Sehr schöner Kurs. leicht zu verstehen auch wenn man keine Englisch Muttersprachler ist.
Man erfährt auf verständlichen Weg die Grundlagen von Fusion. Ich werde mir auf jeden Fall einen weiten Kurs kaufen.
Bob Klassen (verified owner) –
I came from 3D animation but recently decided to to make live action movies instead, for which Davinci Resolve (DR) is very good at supporting post-production. However, DR is an immense program and I found it hard to make progress by taking stabs at it on my own and watching the odd Youtube video. I found Bernd’s free course to be evenly paced, logical and I could follow along. I am working through his DR/Fusion course now.
Nicolas Fortini (verified owner) –
Bernd shares generously his mastery of Fusion. In his free course you can really start learning it. I love the tricks he’s giving us taken from his experience of work.
This course is captivating. I binge watched it last weekend.
– Are you coming? We are watching next episode of “Mindhunter”
– No thanks I’m watching Bernd.
– Yeah, Season 1
I started yesterday “Fusion visual effects with Davinci Resolve”. I highly recommend. Thanks Bernd.
M Watson (verified owner) –
I have spent the last 2 years working in Resolve and watching many YouTube videos on how to do things. When I came upon Bernd’s videos his calm and helpful description and pace helped immensely. I am not through the whole course yet but what I have gone through has been very informative and helpful to better understand working with fusion. I would strongly suggest these courses for anyone.
Thank you Bernd
Elijah J (verified owner) –
Just begun this course, really appreciate the clear descriptions and presentations within Bernd’s teaching style. The material provided to follow along with is well laid out and the teaching begins with practical applications that are easy to complete. I am looking forward to completing more of the course and improving my knowledge and skills. I recommend this course.
BB Bella (verified owner) –
This particular course was a keystone in my DVResolve progress. Thank you, Bernd for your detailed, calm, meaningful lessons.
I highly recommend them (“..for those about to rock..”)
e.g: I’d started this DVR course with a zero knowledge and thanks to it I just made my first step forward / if s.o would like to check it:
David Gloistein (verified owner) –
I am fairly new to video editing and have watched numerous tutorials on YouTube. There are a number of very good, free videos available but I decided to follow Bernd’s videos for a number of reasons. Firstly, they are very thorough and go into much detail but at the same time are not to complicated. Secondly, Bernd gives the impression, that he truely is an expert in all things Davinci Resolve. This combined with his very calm and informal manor results in very good tutorials. I have startd with the free 5 hour tutorial but will definetly purchase two of the intermediate ones. It must be said, that for tutorials of this length and quality, they are very good value. Bernd’s command of english is very good and makes watching the videos enjoyable. In fact I have only just discovered the videos are also available in german, I will have to download one or two to see the difference.
Many thanks Bernd, Dave Gloistein
PenaKoo (verified owner) –
I’m happy that I found this course, this was just what I needed. I just went through this free course and I think I understood all of it. Do I remember everything, sure no, but I can return back if I want to refresh my memory.
I have already bought “Fusion visual effects with Davinci Resolve” course, and I’m sure Fusion will be very useful tool in my toolbox.
In order to dive to the node based composition world it is nice to have such a good teacher, thank you Bernd for your hard work!
Jonathan Smith (verified owner) –
A great introduction to Fusion, easing you in to some of the possibilities. Well organised and laid out. It really helped demystify Fusion, even though I had no experience with VFX or motion graphic software. A great place to start and it leaves you at a place where you can explore yourself and then focus on your specific needs. Bernd is a great and likable teacher. Would highly recommend!
Richard Durkin (verified owner) –
I really enjoyed this course, Bernd is great teacher and his enthusiasm for the the subject is infectious. I can’t recommend enough. Thanks
DavidS (verified owner) –
I am only part way through this course and am really enjoying Bernd’s method of teaching, he makes it so you can easily follow along. In fact it has got me to purchase the “Fusion Visual Effects with DaVinci Resolve” course to follow along with afterwards.
For a beginner, I would easily recommend this free course to learn Fusion (and it’s free).
John Samen (verified owner) –
Thank you Brend for your effort and making this tutorial. As you said you spend a lot of time to make these courses, so let me tell you that I not only enjoyed the way you teach, but also learned a lot and got a lot of good idea’s from your teachings. I’m really sure that I would continue following other courses that you have and would of course highly recommend it to everyone in my profession.
Jeremy Miller (verified owner) –
The content is the course is top notch. Topics are explained in ways that are useful and relevant. I’m 100% certain that this is one of the best Fusion introductions available and the fact that it is free is unbelievable! Thanks Bernd!
George Bittencourt (verified owner) –
Great course! Bernd is a Fusion/Da Vinci Resolve master and a great teacher. I will definitely buy his other courses.
soner.yamak (verified owner) –
If you are interesting with compositing and motion graphic and need a great and free start the course is definitely for you. Bernd explain everything step by step.
terrance Utley (verified owner) –
Its dec 2 2021 and i am enjoying this course very much! Brend you are the man!! I will definitely be purchasing an in depth course!
Pedro Luis Gonzalez Villacreces (verified owner) –
This is my first approach to fusion that makes sense to me. The exercises in the Davinci manual lacked the human direction and dynamic of this Beginners Course. Thank you.
Rignold Haywood (verified owner) –
This course is a perfect balance between instruction and technical detail. Bernd has such a deep understanding of the software and it transfers through his tutorials.
Sam Rao (verified owner) –
Am from India, and am really enjoying your tutorials. Clearly and simply presented, and best part – it is not one of those “super smart-aleck Tutorials (on Youtube) where the instructor is trying to show off his communication skills and sense of humour, rather than explain the subject. You really shine at this sort of thing, and it’s obvious you have very deep knowledge of the subject. Thanks a ton
Claudio D. (verified owner) –
Very well structured, well explained, helpful, thorough and enlightening, well paced beginner course from a teacher highly passionate about Fusion and that enjoys to share his knowledge.
Highly recommended course and teacher and as well his paid courses and free weekly tutorials!
Well done Bernd and thank you so much.
Christopher Masalu (verified owner) –
The course is the best introductory explanation that anyone who is new and ready to learn Fusion needs, it explains all the fundamentals and gives you a practical overview to get your hands dirty and ready to create in Fusion.
I will recommend anyone who wants to use Fusion in VFX to start in this course so as to get the foundation on how Fusion works and build a solid understanding with Fusion.
Elrik Jundis (verified owner) –
I had been going through each chapter of the Blackmagic DR Fusion training manual. Over the last two years I had done this with 15, 16 & now 17. I had never finished because I’d get busy with regular editing or coloring projects. So I had a good grasp of the basics (or so I thought) before I started this course. The best thing about Bernd’s how he helps us break down the technical understanding behind the tools – this allows us to better be creative and deal with the challenges that come with compositing.
This course was a good use of my time and effort. It also inspired me to purchase his Compositing course. Now that I am 40% into that course – let’s just say this beginner course gets you in the door but there is so much more to learn. Thanks again for these great courses at such affordable price points!
Lieven Vuylsteke (verified owner) –
Thank you very much. Very clear and instructive.
Michael Wiegärtner (verified owner) –
A very well thought out course for as a total novice. I have not yet finished it, but already I am able to do some composing in 3d space. I will problably also use any single chapter to go back to for reference. Well done!!
diegogavioli (verified owner) –
Great course. Highly recommended! Thanks Berndt
K G Day (verified owner) –
This course is surprisingly very understandable. Berndt, the Instructor is fully aware that he is teaching the material to beginners such as myself, and does an excellent job with his delivery! He speaks in a professional manner and his teaching method is of a person that is truly experienced in his field. I have found it near impossible to connect with anyone on Youtube that teaches as Berndt does. I need one more resource to add to my knowledge base, and I hope to find that lesson through Berndt. I desperately need lessons in color science, and how to apply it to color correction through DaVinci Resolve. Especially in RAW & Log formats.
Thanks for all you do, Berndt and if you have time please consider making my above request a reality.
Zsolt Szutor (verified owner) –
Brend is great teacher. I just can repeat the many reviewer. Highly recommended, one of the bests if not the best free beginner course. Thank you very much Brend!
Rob_Heeney (verified owner) –
I would like to thank Bernd for all the hard work he put into developing this excellent beginner’s course in Fusion. The software seemed very daunting to me at the start, but now I feel much more comfortable with the node structure and some of the many options you can use to create your scenes. This course is highly recommended!
Leonardo Bentes (verified owner) –
Great learning experience.
Alain Hoffmann (verified owner) –
Really awesome course, unbeatable introduction to fusion. Thank you so much. I think I’m going to digest this and follow it up with some of your tutorials on Youtube and then move on to your next course. Truth is days seem so much shorter since I started with Resolve, there just never are hours enough, sleep has become a necessary chore, and I’m not telling you what my girlfriend thinks of it all because I do not want to tarnish your soul with such darkness. For my part I will recommend you where ever I can.
Dario WB (verified owner) –
I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to start on a path with Fusion (as in my case).
The author, Brend, has a friendly and brilliant method. He is very relaxed while explaining and is not afraid of making mistakes himself, as he also teaches us to learn from them.
It is really worth it.
Thank you Brend for your efforts and for offering free material (that’s a lot of course hours!).
Great learning experience.
Daniel Stoimenov (verified owner) –
I decided to post my experience with that course. But as usual, before posting something, I check all other posts. And I notice that almost everyone has previous experience with video editing software, which is not applicable in my case. I have never worked with any video editing program. I am completely new in the video editing, composing, and coloring world. And as a noob in that ocean, I faced some difficulties, but following the steps in the training and reading the comments and I was able to complete all the lessons and I’m happy with the results. I learn a lot from this beginner course. It is easy to be followed. The steps are explained in such a detailed way and even for a person like me, who does not have any knowledge or experience in video editing, this was easy to complete. I am happy with my knowledge and what I have learned so far. With final words, I would say Thank You Bernd for this opportunity for everyone to learn Fusion in such an easy way. I highly recommend that course, to all that want to bring their creativity and knowledge to a higher level.
To be creative is a gift, to have the knowledge of tools that can help you to show your creativity is what you can find here.
Mark Wade (verified owner) –
This is a fantastic course for anyone looking to start the process of woking with the Fusion page. Bernd does an excellent job breaking down each step in a clear and concise manner. I am coming over from Final Cut Pro and this course has made that transition possible. I highly recommend the course!
Don Starnes (verified owner) –
Great course. In many other online courses, the instructor occasionally does some things (clicks on something, operates a control) habitually, without mentioning it to us: this confuses us, distancing us from how the thing works. Bernd is careful to mention every act and explain why he made it. Bernd clearly has a good understanding of how compositing works and has had experience trying various solutions. This enables him to suggest best practices to us.
Pankaj Sharma (verified owner) –
Fantastic course! Mr. Bernd has exceptional command over the subject and explains each and every topic in detail and usually with alternate methods. Very insightful and informative tutorial. This course is an absolute must for beginners. Wholeheartedly recommended.
Emilio barzallo (verified owner) –
I’m really grateful for this course. I’m amazed by the depth and complexity of Davinci Resolve in general and Fusion in particular.
Bernd the instructor is an absolute master, my respect and gratitude for him, specially since he has given such an incredibly valuable course for free.
Tomasz Barc (verified owner) –
I like this training very much. You can find many tutorials on YouTube that show you how to do deal with isolated challenges but in my case they generated more questions than provided answers. This course on the other hand finally let me understand the basic logic behind Fusion so I do not have to ask why things happen as often as before.
Thank you Bernd.
Mihai Irimie (verified owner) –
I don’t get how this is free, will definetly be buying the advanced ones
Gordon Shumway (verified owner) –
Bernd, thank you for an excellent and free course. I have learned much and with your updates I can always return and work through the updated courses and experience hands-on with the Davinci advancements. I have and will continue to purchase your tutorials as they are valued to me and the paid versions are reasonable investments for those interested in a continuing their foundation with learning other aspects and specialties within the Davinci Suite.
Robert Foulkes (verified owner) –
Thorough and concise without any flim-flam. Bernd is an excellent tutor who can explain complex topics in a way which ensures a sound understanding – so much so that I’ve now enrolled on his Advanced Compositing Course and the latest Colour in Resolve Course. Both are incredibly helpful in getting to grips with Fusion and the Colour page. I’ve learnt so much more than I ever did via YouTube videos. If you want to learn about Resolve and Fusion, look no further – Bernd is outstanding.
Boris Hope (verified owner) –
This course is fantastic. It is so well thought out and organized, I am shocked that it is a free course. Since taking this free course I have purchased the Fusion Visual Effects course and the DaVinci Resolve Basics course and have loved them all. If you are new to Fusion or are looking for a few tips to take you to the next level this is the perfect course.
Gary Adams (verified owner) –
This course is far and away the best free training you will get on DR Fusion. It blows the official Black Magic Design training out of the water. Bernd knows Fusion at a deep level; this is evident in how he will not only tell you how to do something–which any YouTuber with two weeks experience can do–but he’ll also tell you why (or when) you should do it. He doesn’t just tell you to turn on motion blur; he explains that the software is simulating movement by calculating multiple frames and then blending them together, thus giving you the same effect that your camera would if an object moves too fast for the shutter speed.
His ability to explain what’s going on behind the scenes arms you with the logic you need to create your own original work, as opposed to what most tutorials do, which is just telling you to “follow these steps” and leave you to connect your own dots.
The 3D section was frustrating for me, to be honest, so be ready for that. But nonetheless, I learned a lot in a short amount of time. This course is definitely worth your time. Best free course I’ve seen by far.
utpal bhatt (verified owner) –
Thank you for providing this wonderful course free of cost. I loved going through all the videos and thanks to you now I know the fundamentals of Fusion and how the node structure works in there. I am confident that it would be easier for me to pick up newer skills in Fusion because of your teaching.
Thanks a lot once again and keep up the excellent work
Tomislav Šuto (verified owner) –
I don’t think you will even get to this comment, but know that I wholeheartedly agree with every review written above. Now I am going through each of Bernd’s courses. He is a master of his craft and deserves our support.
Zakaria EL Khamsi (verified owner) –
This course Is just the best thing that happened to my life , if you know nothing about VFX and what to do In fusion with all these buttons and how to create stuff etc. This men takes you from zero to hero , and it’s well detailed. 5 starts
Brent Jensen (verified owner) –
I have used several video editing programs including Premiere Pro and Vegas Pro. I have had a hard time getting started with the compositing programs like After Effects and Vegas Effects. I am new to DaVinci Resolve and Fusion, and was intrigued by the node-based approach of Fusion. This course is an excellent introduction to using Fusion and really helped me understand how to use it. Bernd provides a wide variety of very interesting effects to work on, and I learned a lot in the process. He provides all the information and resources you need and presents at a very nice pace and in a very pleasant manner. I can tell that he really cares about what he is doing. Each lesson built on the previous, and I am very impressed by what I produced by the end of the course. I emailed him with a couple of questions, and he kindly responded with thorough answers. I will definitely consider taking more of his courses as I need to learn more about DaVinci Resolve.
Cesar Camara (verified owner) –
I have´nt finished yet as my work schedule is very tight, but I am enjoying it very much. His Youtube videos took me here and they are really good and very well explained. I highly recomend it! If I have some spare time like while rendering for example, I always have time to do a chapter.