KB Burnfield

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About KB Burnfield

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  1. I own that book and it’s brilliant but candidly, the days of book learning for video subjects as my first choice are long gone. It’s a reference tool for me. There is nothing like being able see and hear the teacher go through the steps and show you what they are talking about. I can learn more in an hour watching that in reading, trying and rereading the section. BUT teaching is a skill set in and of itself. Just because you’re a good colorist or whatever doesn’t mean you are a good teacher of that.
  2. I went through the initial sections of the course and it just wasn’t worth it— I asked for a refund and got it quickly and easily. There are nuggets in there but as I said in my initial review: he’s all over the place and he’s just not a teacher. IMO It’s more of a “watch me work” but not detail. In many situations I wanted to know “why are you doing that? What exactly does that do to the image/tonal range/etc?” And never got it.
  3. Thanks for the suggestions. Appreciate the help!
  4. I'm starting to do more color work for clients and myself. Would like to make sure my laptop and monitors are calibrated
  5. Is there a mid price calibration unit you'd recommend instead of the x-rite ?
  6. I thought I'd bring this up since I'm about to invest in a X-Rite i1Display Pro to calibrate my monitors but also my MacBook Pro screen. One review I read said that it doesn't do well with even high end laptop screens. Has anyone had that experience? Any feedback on the X-Rite i1Display Pro versus another calibration device? thanks!
  7. Very peaceful. Did you have a stabilizer or just walk the moving shots?
  8. I just bought the course from Qazi and before I say more let me say I'm not done with the course and am only about half way through. Having said that this is my initial thoughts: So far it's all over the place. If you don't know Resolve pretty well already, forget it--- He promotes it as even for beginners and I don't think that's true. Qazi is not a teacher/trainer, that's obvious. It's more of 'watch me work' kind of workshop thing... but he's all over the place, as I said. It's not a structured progressive course, it's more of a jump in halfway and go from there. So far I've definitely learned some stuff but I've had to go outside the class and do a little research to figure out how that would work (such as using parallel nodes when refining skin tones) and why it works. I feel like I need to take everything he does and go learn why it did what it did so I can understand it and how I might use it elsewhere. I think he's a good colorist but I don't think he's a teacher. I look to courses I've taken that I've come away from feeling like I not only learned a lot but got my money's worth like Ripple Training's Core Davinci Resolve course. It's planned out and I feel like I got a solid understanding of the whole program and the basics I need to work well with the software. I consider them good teachers/trainers. My initial thought is this is more like an advanced workshop than a course. He does offer access to a facebook group and offers reviews of work as part of this course. Once again: I'm not done with the class but considering Qazi offers a 30 day money back guarantee I'll probably take advantage of it. I'd be happy to report back when I've completed it if anyone wants. Hope that made sense and was of some help.