For those who have made the transition from Premiere Pro to DaVinci Resolve and immediately regretted your decision, I bet it was because of the nodes. Because most of us are used to stacking clips and effects on top of each other on our timelines, node-based programs can be super intimidating and confusing. Like, what the hell is a node, anyway? Is this a friggin' flowchart!? Why can't everything be simple and also the same as everything I'm used to!?

In this video, editor Casey Faris breaks down the "complexities" of working with nodes for the uninitiated with...cookies. "Cookies?" Yes, cookies. Bon appétit.

Okay, now that you've got the general idea of how to work with nodes, you might want a clearer understanding of what the workflow looks like in a node-based program. In the video below, Faris gives you a more beefy, nutritional lesson on working with nodes.

At this point, you should be ready and raring to go work with nodes in DaVinci Resolve, Fusion, and other node-based applications! Check out Casey Faris' YouTube channel for more of his delicious post-production guides.

Source: Casey Faris