Post-Production

Whether you’re an editor, sound editor, Foley artist, compositor, VFX specialist or work in any profession related to the post-production process, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer tips and advice on your chosen craft of the business in general

Kawan Glover
This screenwriter wants to know...

Good morning all!

I'm a writer, through and through. So much that I hardly ever post outside the writer's room. However, yesterday I was listening to a podcast, which got me thinking. And all that thinking formulated the following questions.

As a writer, what are the things I can do to make editors'...

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Kawan Glover

Sam Chambliss, Any bit of insight is incredibly helpful, my friend! This is good stuff to know.

Kyler Boudreau

Hey Kawan...so what made you think about editors in relation to writing? I started as an editor and after a few features moved to writing and directing. So I'm very familiar with both sides. And like...

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Kawan Glover

Kyler Boudreau We writers sit in the dark at our desks, hand the script off, and then frown when our EXACT vision isn't realized. A clearer understanding of every part of the process will improve the...

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Kyler Boudreau

Oh okay...yeah, that makes complete sense. So IMHO if you want more control of the end result you either need to be a writer/director duo, or be very closely involved with the director. Because the na...

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Sam Chambliss

Kyler Boudreau good points. @Kawan, something that might help you bridge some gaps, or at least help the communication would be to make some Mood Boards of your own to share along with the script. Tha...

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Justin Jones
Available for Sound Design and Foley

Hello my name is Justin Harrell Jones and I am a sound designer and foley artist and the owner of J.H.J SFX. I would love to help out with and of your sound effects, I have included a link to my website below with sound examples.

https://jj49087.wixsite.com/my-site-1...

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Sound Effects / J.H.J SFX
Sound Effects / J.H.J SFX
Hello welcome to J.H.J SFX I do sound effects for tv film and commercials
Kyler Boudreau

This was awesome. Thank you!

Florin Şumălan

You're welcome. I agree that it was awesome.

Christopher Harris
Educate

Any good suggested reading, videos, etc. on here or otherwise? I've read On Film Editing by Edward Dmytryk and I appreciated broadening my horizons on different editing concepts. Any recommendations appreciated!

Sam Chambliss

A pretty standard go-to for editing is Walter Murch's In the Blink of an Eye. And as for videos, you can usually find some great stuff on YouTube that will explain the basics, Film Riot is always a so...

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Maurice Vaughan

How are you, Christopher Harris? The Stage 32 blogs.

Kyler Boudreau

Hey Christopher...are you editing narrative? If so, I'd study actual films vs a book that someone has written. Just my two cents. Turn of the volume so you're not pulled into the story as easy, and st...

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Maurice Vaughan

Studying edits/cuts in movies is a great idea, Kyler Boudreau. I'm starting to learn more about editing so I can write better scripts. "Man on Fire" has my favorite two actors (Denzel and Dakota)....

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Laurie Ashbourne
Any VFX artists here?

Time to get a separate lounge for that...

Sam Sokolow

Hi Laurie - thanks for proposing that idea. We’ll look into doing that. It’s such a vibrant and growing discipline and being used more and more on all types of productions.

Laurie Ashbourne

Thanks, Sam. I know there are VFX artists on here, but the search is limited, so a group would be helpful.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Agreed - and it doesn't really fit in with Post-Production or Animation alone.

BUT you can look up members based on occupation if you're looking for VFX artists: https://www.stage32.com/people?name=&lo...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

And then I just read your comment - sorry! Yeah, and looking through, it's not really accurate either.

Laurie Ashbourne

Ha. Actually the link was helpful! I always just use the search bar and that is super limited. I was today years old when I knew that search members was under browse. And I'm pretty tech savvy. :-/

Kevin Gamble
"A Life In Sound"

Hello Stage 32 community, I hope your days are long, and nights are pleasant. I wanted to share this article from sound veteran Jerry Ross. It's fairly parenthetical to all things related to working in the film industry past, and present. There were a few things that stood out to me, and one being a...

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A Life In Sound: Industry veteran Jerry Ross talks about clientele and building client relationships | A Sound Effect
A Life In Sound: Industry veteran Jerry Ross talks about clientele and building client relationships | A Sound Effect
Jerry Ross is a supervising sound editor who has worked on films such as Apocalypse Now, Last Action Hero, Big, Tombstone, Billy Madison, and The Walking Dead. He is also on the Motion Picture Editors…
Karen "Kay" Ross

Ooo, I love this! Especially since it's such a unique corner of filmmaking that allows for such a wide range of creativity. Thanks for sharing!

Shellie Schmals
WIFTA + Moonshine Post-Production Grant

BIG NEWS!! Apply Now for the Women in Film + Television Atlanta (WIFTA) and Moonshine Post 2022 Finishing Grant which exists to support women filmmakers on a single project with a total run time of 30, 60, or 90 minutes intended for theatrical, streaming, web or television. These works can be mini s...

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WIFTA Grant - Moonshine Post Production
WIFTA Grant - Moonshine Post Production
FINISHING GRANT ABOUT The WIFTA + Moonshine 2022 Finishing Grant exists to support women filmmakers on a single project with a total run time of 30, 60, or 90 minutes intended for theatrical, streamin…
Karen "Kay" Ross

This is awesome, thank you! You never hear about post-production grants, or at least not as much. Quick question - does it have to be female-directed or would a male director and a female producer work?

Sam Chambliss
Resolve 18 in Beta!

So Blackmagic just released the Beta for Resolve 18 yesterday. There are some nice new features, some are more quality of life, but also some exciting new tools to play with.

https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/What are you most excited about? For us, we are looking forward to t...

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DaVinci Resolve 18
DaVinci Resolve 18
DaVinci Resolve 18 DaVinci Resolve 18 DaVinci Resolve is the world's only solution that combines editing, color correction, visual effects, motion graphics and audio post production all in one softwar…
Kyler Boudreau

Black Magic as a whole is such an incredible company. With our current production we switched to Black Magic Pocket Cinema Cameras. Also switched from Avid Media Composer to Davinci Resolve. I'm BLOWN AWAY by what I can do with Black Magic products with such little money spent.

Vital Butinar

I tend to agree with Kyler Boudreau. What BM has done in the last couple of years is amazing and they keep on doing it.

I remember my experience when we decided to get the Pocket 4K when it came out an...

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Kyler Boudreau

Thanks Vital Butinar -- And can't wait to see what NAB delivers! I'm so grateful for this company. Back in 2006 when I was in film school, none of us could afford tools to do what we can do now....

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Vital Butinar

Kyler Boudreau same here. No tools except Pinnacle Studio and an SD DV consumer camera. It sucked!

Really grateful for what they have done, but at the same time I'm actually a little afraid of what con...

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Kyler Boudreau

Yeah, Vital Butinar I hear you.

Sam Chambliss
What is a VFX Editor?

Ever wonder how film editors coordinate with the VFX team? Here's a lengthy blog about the job of the VFX Editor; what they do, what a typical day looks like, and the skills needed to become one.

Have you ever wondered about this...

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How To Be a VFX Editor
How To Be a VFX Editor
Two of the least understood roles in the wider post production team are probably those of VFX editor and 3D editor. With more and more films relying, in an ever increasing fashion, upon VFX and 3D, wh…
Karen "Kay" Ross

Ah, DUDE! That turnover workflow is GOLD! Thanks so much for sharing! Actually, someone in the Producing Lounge was just asking about how to budget for VFX in their series - I'll share this link with them, thanks!

Sam Chambliss

cool! glad I could post it at an opportune time!

David Peacock
Licensing Music

I have finished a 37 minute film and I am submitting to film festivals. I used music from tracks I purchased on iTunes. I have emailed the music compaines to negotiate a license to use the music in my film. They do not respond to my emails, two companies are in France. I have made a good faith effor...

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David Peacock

Rachel Miranda Jones thanks for your follow up. Most of the participants here were reasoned and respectful, Ms. Segretti was the only one who attempted to humiliate me. Her remarks are hypersensitive,...

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Eddie Palmer

As a communications student who studied communications law I can share that you can use whatever content you want in your film so long as you credit them. However you cannot receive professional recog...

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Rachel Miranda Jones

Good luck, David!

Sten Ryason

Always, always put the C and the date on your movie. George Romero's Night of the Living Dead is THE example of what can go wrong if you don't. It was released without the Copyright marker, and was in...

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Chesney Claire Hebert

I have some songs I own 100% of in my catalog. ;) www.chesneyclaire.com

Ben Rood
Rev.com For Captions

We're putting our movie on AppleTV/iTunes and our captions were made by Rev.com. Our aggregator suggested we use another company for captions as they claimed Apple was "picky." I went and got a quote for the company suggested and It was $650 for captions, where Rev charges about a fraction of that.

Any luck using Rev captions on Apple?

Philip Sedgwick

I have found the need to carefully scrutinize the work on rev.com. Since you're going to Apple, go with a caption service that will meet higher standards. Simple DCP does CC. You could get a quote from them and their quality should be good.

Ben Rood

Thanks, Philip. Just sent them an e-mail for a quote.

Kevin Gamble
Working with a minimal set-up, but creating big things

Hello Stage 32 Community, I hope your days are long, and nights are pleasant. I had some thoughts to share about what I feel is the line between thousands of dollars of gear, a minimal setup, and straight up organic creativity. Currently I am working on a true crime/supernatural documentary called D...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Yes, the days are long! LOL I would concur - having a seamless workflow is far superior to all the bells and whistles. #SoftwareisSexy LOL

Kevin Gamble

Karen "Kay" Ross lol so true!

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