Salford students receive editing masterclass during Blackmagic Design partnership day

Categories: School of Arts, Media and Creative Technology

Film Production students at the University of Salford recently had the unique opportunity to gain insights into industry best practices during a special partnership day at our MediaCity campus. This event was made possible through our collaboration with industry partner Blackmagic Design.

On Wednesday 4 October, students participated in a series of dedicated workshops and masterclasses conducted by experts from Blackmagic Design. These sessions revolved around DaVinci Resolve, covering practical training and best editing practices.

The day started with an interactive editing seminar by Blackmagic Design’s Mike Cochran. This session focused on the fundamentals of video editing and was incredibly well-received by students seeking additional guidance in mastering the industry-standard software.

Complementing this, Blackmagic Design’s Simon Hall delivered an informative session on hardware training. He explored how dedicated hardware can enhance our students’ efficiency and productivity within DaVinci Resolve. The highlight of this session was a comprehensive masterclass on colour correction.

As the day progressed, the seminars evolved into more in-depth masterclasses, providing students with a deeper understanding of these essential techniques. It was an invaluable experience for all involved.

Neil Salmon, Broadcast and Post Production Team Leader at the University of Salford said: "The Education Partnership with Blackmagic is a hugely exciting opportunity. Blackmagic are one of the world's leading manufacturers of creative video technology. The partnership not only brings with it the very best in technological resources which enhance modules, but increases the employability of our students, in helping them to be 'industry ready.'"

“We were thrilled to mark our partnership with Salford at this event. As part of the day, we had the privilege of helping Salford students expand their understanding of DaVinci Resolve through the Masterclasses,” said Wendy Baugh, Education Relationship Manager, Blackmagic Design EMEA.

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