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BlackMagic Fusion is a node based compositing software just like the Foundry Nuke and Natron, it’s used in creating compositions and visual effects for movies, commercials, and TV-series. The software has been used in many movies like; 300, Avatar, Hugo, I, Robot, Maleficent, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest and many others. Fusion is available for free for anyone to download, it’s worth noting that there’s a paid version of the software that has some advanced features.

Learning Blackmagic Fusion is essential for those who are currently working or willing to work in the field of video editing and compositing, even if you’re using a timeline-based editing and compositing, Fusion would be a good software to introduce you to node based compositions.

The aim of this post is to present and compare between free online sources that beginners can rely on to learn Blackmagic Fusion, the sources stated here are full-structured courses that beginners can follow along.

If you just want the bottom line (the road map to learn Blackmagic Fusion) and you don’t wish to read the entire article then go to the “Bottom Line” section at the end of the article.

Getting Started with Blackmagic Fusion Online from Scratch

Blackmagic Fusion Website

Blackmagic Fusion Website is the first free online outlet where beginners can start learning Fusion through video tutorials, you don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 5 sections, each section is divided into videos, each video covers a certain tool/technique in Fusion.

Interface: The interface is very simple, just click on the video lesson you’re interested in, and a new windows will pop-up, then the video will start.

1 - Blackmagic fusion website training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for beginners.

Cons

  1. The training is just an overview of the software and doesn’t cover every tool/technique in the software.

Verdict: This is an excellent free online outlet where beginners can start learning Blackmagic Fusion through video tutorials.

Andrew Devis YouTube Channel

Andrew Devis YouTube Channel is the second free online outlet where beginners can start learning Blackmagic Fusion through video tutorials.

Structure: The training is divided into 17 video lessons, each lesson covers certain tools/technique in Fusion.

Interface: Standard YouTube interface.

2 - Andrew Devis Blackmagic fusion training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.
  2. The training is well-structured and organized for the software.
  3. The training covers more topics than the first outlet.

Cons

  1. The training doesn’t cover every aspect of the software, but that won’t be a problem for complete beginners.

Verdict: This is the best free online outlet where beginners can start learning Blackmagic Fusion through video tutorials.

CG Meetup

CG Meetup is the third free online outlet where beginners can start learning Blackmagic Fusion through video tutorials. You don’t have to register to have access to the training.

Structure: The training is divided into 4 video lessons, each video lesson covers a group of tools and techniques in Fusion.

Interface: Just click on the video lesson you’re interested in and you’ll be directed to the page where the video resides.

 3 - CG Meetup Blackmagic fusion training

Now the pros and cons:

Pros

  1. Free.

Cons

  1. It’s more of a collection of video tutorials from various sources.

Verdict: Due to the lack of structure, this source isn’t suitable for beginners.

Bottom Line

The recipe for learning Blackmagic Fusion:

  1. Andrew Devis YouTube Channel is the best outlet for beginners to start learning Blackmagic Fusion through video tutorials.

Remember that the first step is always the toughest step, and the aim of this post is to provide you with resources that will help you take your first step in learning Blackmagic Fusion.