Welcome to the 2018 Blackmagic Design Conference and Expo Tour!

This page will provide you with information specific to the Chicago event, taking place on August 6 – 8, 2018. earn about the venue, directions, Expo Night details and more.


The Mid America Club
August 7, 2022 | 5:00 PM – 8:30 PM
FREE EVENT. Registration required.

Don’t miss the Blackmagic Design Conference Expo Event! Join us on August 7th for an evening packed with special guests, great production and post companies, as well as local industry professionals.


6:45 – 7:45pm

Boost Your Brand and Career Strategy to the Next Level Using Social Media and More with Director, Producer, Brand Strategist and NAB Show Speaker, Amy DeLouise.


The Mid America ClubThe Mid America Club is located on the 80th floor of the Aon Center in the East Loop. Parking is operated by the AON Center, conveniently located within the building.

Address:200 East Randolph Drive, 80th Floor, Chicago, IL 60601
Phone: (312) 861-1100


Plan to also attend the conference?
Check out the below program for details.

Warm-up Day | August 6
Quick Starts (Burnham Ballroom D)
9:00am – 12:15pm Quick Start: Editing with DaVinci Resolve 15
Jeff Greenberg
12:15pm – 1:45pm LUNCH
2:15pm – 5:30pm Quick Start: Fusion in DaVinci Resolve 15
Juan Salvo


Day 1 | August 7
Essential Editing & Color Compositing & Effects
Room Burnham Ballroom D Burnham Ballroom C
9:00 – 10:15am Moving to DaVinci Resolve 15 for Editors
Shawn Carlson
Resolve & 3rd Party OFX
Jeff Greenberg
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:45am Working With & Mixing Audio In
DaVinci Resolve 15

Jeff Greenberg
DaVinci Resolve 15 Fusion Page Essentials
Juan Salvo
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00pm – 1:15pm Secondary Color Correction Techniques
Tibor Spiegel
1:15 – 2:15pm Lunch (possible keynote)
2:15 – 3:30pm Beyond Lift, Gamma, Gain: Essential Primary Corrections
Jason Druss
Everyday VFX, Motion Graphics, &
Compositing Fusion for Editors & Colorists

Tibor Spiegel
3:30 – 3:45pm Break
3:45 – 5:00pm Log, Raw & LUT Workflows
Jason Druss
5:00 – 8:30pm EXPO NIGHT VENUE

EXPO KEYNOTE – Burnham Ballroom (6:45 – 7:45pm) 
Boost Your Brand and Career Strategy to the Next Level Using Social Media and More with Director, Producer, Brand Strategist and NAB Show Speaker, Amy DeLouise.

Day 2 | August 8
Resolve Essential Skills Advanced Color Workflows
Room Burnham Ballroom D Burnham Ballroom C
9:00 – 10:15am Narrative & Documentary Editing Workflows
Shawn Carlson
Doing More With Nodes
Jason Druss
10:15 – 10:30am Break
10:30 – 11:45am Dailies, Sync Sound & Multicam With DaVinci Resolve 15
Tibor Spiegel
HDR Grading With DaVinci Resolve 15
Robbie Carman
11:45am – 12:00pm Break
12:00 – 1:15pm Advanced Editorial Techniques In
DaVinci Resolve 15

Jeff Greenberg
ACES & Resolve Color
Management Workflows

Robbie Carman
1:15 – 2:15pm Lunch
2:15 – 3:30pm DaVinci Resolve 15 Collaboration
Shawn Carlson
Grade Management in DaVinci Resolve 15
Jason Druss
3:30 – 3:45pm Break
3:45 – 5:00pm Deliverables With DaVinci Resolve 15
Shawn Carlson
Making People Look Good:
Beauty Grading Techniques

Tibor Spiegel





Blackmagic Design creates the world’s highest quality video editing products, digital film cameras, color correctors, video converters, video monitoring, routers, live production switchers, disk recorders, waveform monitors and real time film scanners for the feature film, post production and television broadcast industries. Blackmagic Design’s DeckLink capture cards launched a revolution in quality and affordability in post production, while the company’s Emmy™ award winning DaVinci color correction products have dominated the television and film industry since 1984. Blackmagic Design continues ground breaking innovations including 6G‑SDI and 12G‑SDI products and stereoscopic 3D and Ultra HD workflows. Founded by world leading post production editors and engineers, Blackmagic Design has offices in the USA, UK, Japan, Singapore and Australia. For more information, please go to www.blackmagicdesign.com.




For 30 years, Dell has played a critical role in transforming the computing industry, making advanced technology more accessible and affordable to people and organizations around the globe. Simply put, we give our customers the power to do more. We have held true to this guiding principle since our founding. Our entrepreneurial spirit drives us to challenge the status quo to find new ways to make IT work better. Today, our strongest-ever product and services portfolio and capabilities address the full range of technology requirements – all to deliver comprehensive solutions with best value, ease of use and flexibility.

Future Media Concepts (FMC)


FMC is the nation’s premier digital media training organization providing manufacturer-authorized training in digital video and film editing, motion graphics, Web design and development, sound design, 3D animation, desktop publishing, architectural and mechanical design, Mac IT, and mobile apps development. FMC provides in-class, on-site, and online training options.

In addition, FMC is a leading producer of education-rich conferences for today’s leading electronic entertainment trade shows both in the U.S. and internationally.

FMC is an authorized training partner for Blackmagic Design®, Adobe®, Apple®, Autodesk®, Avid®, Boris FX, and NewTek®.

NAB Show


NAB Show, annually in Las Vegas, is the world’s largest convention encompassing The M.E.T. Effect, the convergence of media, entertainment and technology. With 103,000 attendees from 161 countries and 1,800+ exhibitors, NAB Show is the ultimate marketplace for solutions that transcend traditional broadcasting and embrace content delivery to new screens in new ways. From creation to consumption, across multiple platforms and countless nationalities, NAB Show is where global visionaries convene to bring content to life in new and exciting ways.



Flanders Scientific, Inc. (FSI) is an Atlanta based company offering professional broadcast and post production equipment. We specialize in advanced monitoring solutions and equipment related to display analysis.

Studio Network Solutions


Studio Network Solutions is a leading manufacturer of shared storage hardware and software for creative teams. Since 1998 their products have helped post-production teams of all sizes easily store, share, and organize massive amounts of media.



G-Technology’s roots are deeply ingrained in delivering premium storage solutions for audio/video production, photography and the professional content creation market. From storing, transferring, editing and distributing content, G-Technology makes the workflow simpler, better and faster. G-Technology’s high-performance portable and desktop drives, flexible transfer/edit solutions and fast RAID systems are all built for professional content creation environments where performance and reliability are paramount.



Achieving the proper color balance and exposure for video can be challenging. Speed up your color grading workflow by achieving ideal exposure and color balance, whether shooting with one camera or multiples using X-Rite ColorChecker Video, ColorChecker Passport Video, and i1 Display Pro for accurate color and luminance on your editing monitor.

You’ll also be one of the first people in the US to see the NEW ColorChecker Video XL, a larger target designed for use in larger venues shooting multiple cameras, reference for matching Drone footage to clips shot on other cameras, and more! If you’ve got a big problem, there’s ColorChecker Video XL .

ColorChecker targets can be selected in DaVinci Resolve for a level of automation to achieve matching to a standard bringing efficiency and consistency to your footage before you start serious color grading. Come by and see us to learn how easy it is simplify your color management saving your time and money.



LaCie, the premium brand of Seagate technology, designs world-class storage solutions for photographers, videographers, audio professionals, and other power users. With leading technology, performance, quality, and customer support, LaCie helps you realize your creative vision. We differentiate ourselves with a focus on design, unmatched technical performance, and long-term reliability.

To better understand and serve the needs of our customers, we maintain in-house innovation centers, product-line manufacturing, and technical support. Over the past decade, we have consistently been best-in-class and first-to-market in deploying the latest innovations, from Firewire to USB to Thunderbolt™ technology. All LaCie professional desktop solutions feature durable aluminum enclosures, high-quality hard drives or SSDs, and components that are built to last.

Cubix Corporation


The industry’s high-performance standard for PCIe slot expansion systems, and now providing complete Resolve and Fusion hardware solutions.