What I Do
Colourist, Finishing Editor, VFX Artist & Trainer
- Colour grading and finishing on site, at your facility
- Colour grading and VFX from my home suite
- Training for colour grading and Blackmagic Design DaVinci Resolve & Fusion
Previously a Senior Editor and Colourist in London, and two decades of experience at the BBC. While living in the USA I started teaching colour grading and DaVinci Resolve – I’m back in England now and I’m a Master Trainer for Blackmagic Design.
My work has ranged from promos, ads, feature films, dramas and documentaries. I’ve worked on countless items for programmes like Newsnight, Panorama, Politics Show, Daily Politics, music videos such as Kanye West, Mumford & Sons, The Macabbees, promos for Channel Five and Sky and adverts for T-Mobile, Mazda, Pontins and I’ve graded and delivered several feature films and webseries. In addition to my work as an editor and colourist, I’ve also led workshops on workflows and grading at BBC TV News, London Film School and Kingston University, University Of Surrey and Dartmouth College, USA. In addition to teaching for training companies in the USA, I’ve completed many bespoke colour grading training courses for the likes of HBO and NBC in New York, WGBH in Boston and BBC in London.
Tutorials by Jamie Dickinson
50 years later, the simple EDL is still useful for sharing timelines! Get more tips and tricks on integrating EDLs in colour managed projects.
Get an overview of how you can create your own 'plug-ins' for DaVinci Resolve's Edit Page with its new Fusion Effects functionality.
Learn how to insert 3D objects or paint out defects in videos with a moving camera using DaVinci Resolve Fusion's 3D Camera Tracker.
See the MochaPro OpenFX plugin in action to track and remove a logo on a car door - and finish / refine the composite in Fusion.
Learn how to set up and use Resolve Fusion's point- and planar- trackers. You'll deal with occlusions and see a powerful tracking technique.
Learn how to build (and re-use) your Resolve Fusion comps as Groups and Macros. Plus, choosing which settings are exposed on the Edit Page.
Learn the workflow of the 3D toolset in DaVinci Resolve Fusion. Discover how to change materials, add reflections, color grade 3D objects.
In Part 1 you learned how to remove an object. Now, rotoscope the motion of foreground elements using Polyline masks and keying.
Create a clean plate to remove an item using Fusion's Clone Brush. Then mask an area, replace it, and track the replacement onto the shot.
Mixing the R, G, and B colour channels is a versatile color grading technique. Using Resolve's RGB Mixer, learn its simplicity - and power.
Learn how to animate unrelated properties using Expressions. In Part 2, we use the Camera's Z-position to drive another element's Opacity.
Learn how to get your Resolve Fusion composition into 3D space. Also, learn how false perspective is created and 3D cameras are animated.