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

What website do you recommend for sound effects and soundtrack music?

Hi Stage 32, I'm finishing a project and need a few sound effects (cafe door bell ringing, dishes being washed) and dramatic horror music. If you have a subscription site to recommend please do! Thanks!

Philip Sedgwick

We used AudioBlocks for sound effects in our recent short. Hired a composer outright. There are some very good ones on here.

Dean Robaina

Hi there, I saw your post where you were looking for specific sounds for your project. I'm a sound designer with a massive collection of sound's within my toolbox & when I don't have something & I don...

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Cherelynn Baker

Thank you @DeanRobaina ! Just what I need!

Do you have any experience in Post-Production for BIG studios or for a famous TV-channel?

What major problems did you encounter when you provided post-production services for them? Please share your knowledge, thank you!

Ubuntu as main OS for video editing?

Hi guys, what do you think about Ubuntu as main video editing OS? I know that Mac and Win are most commonly used in real world, but is here anybody who is editing on Linux? In past this wasn't good idea, because of availability of pro editing software, but today we have Davinci Resolve on linux, Fus...

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JD Hartman

You answered your own question. If Mac and Win are the two main OS in the world, who are you going to turn to for support when the application has an issue? What do perceive as the primary advantage?

Jakub Micuch

no no, i'm just interested, if anybody here is using linux for professional post-production.

Cherelynn Baker

Used Ubuntu once and it kept crashing... stopped using

Jakub Micuch

Yes, i tried it two weeks ago. But it goes with several bugs and crashes. Not good for real work. :)

Need 5.1 for DCP - can stereo sound recording on set be mixed in post for 5.1?

The sound guy I want to work with has equipment to record on set in stereo - BUT - I need a 5.1 mix for the DCP? Post is not my wheelhouse. Any advice or help is appreciated!

Grant Katzin

Most of the time stereo is good enough to use for SFX, Foley, Ambient buzz tracks, etc and in post you can go from mono and artificially create 5.1 digitally. However it depends on what you are shooti...

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Cherelynn Baker

Grant Katzin Sir, thank you so much for a detailed explanation! I appreciate you taking the time to share your expertise!

Premiere Tutorial

I'm by no means a vfx expert, but was able to create a pretty cool shot sequence using some simple compositing in premiere. Let me know what you all think and if you have any tips for me. Thanks!

Richard "RB" Botto

This is very cool, Keith. Thanks for posting!

Keith Hopkins

Thanks RB! You run such an awesome site. Love it

Richard "RB" Botto

Appreciate the kind sentiments, Keith. Hope you'll spread the word and send invites to your fellow creative peers.

Keith Hopkins

Will do!

Davinci Resolve 14 Thoughts

Hello everyone in the post production world. How's everything going? Monday if I am not mistaking, BlackMagic released a beta for Davenci Resolve 14. For the first 20 mins of playing around on it. I am very impressed with the functionality of it. 10x faster processing, open fx included right now (ho...

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Serge Martinenko

I gotta check this out. I am still on 12.5 and new feature of ability to edit audio sounds very intriguing. Also, I've red that they improved rendering engine which make DR to work faster.

Jakub Micuch

Hi Cole, I tried Resolve 14 for few projects, and it's really impressive, speed, audio editor, I love Davinci Resolve. But due to several big bugs i had to go back on 12,5 and maybe i will wait for fi...

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Cole Morgan

Right. I have touched bases with premiere. I am not a huge fan of it but if I was to ever work on a project using premiere I could handle it. That's exactly what I had to do was go back to 12.5 I hope the final version is nearing completion.

Premiere 2017 bugs and large render times

Has anyone else noticed unusually large render times in the 2017 release of Premiere? I'm running dual 6gb GPU's on a MacPro cylinder (and in FCPX and Avid it is really fast, even for 4K) and it takes hours for clips to render. This is why I like FCPX, but I have to use Premiere to be able to use an...

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Alfonsina Sterling

Yup, had that feeling too - it does do playback faster

Jakub Micuch

hi, you're completely true. Any newer version is going wrong...

Jakub Micuch

by the way, this is interesting test: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVpROiqY-O8

Where do I find VFX artists for fundraising trailer?

Looking for basic space cgi, flying to planets kind of thing for a fundraising trailer. Do VFX artists work on volunteer basis before pre-prod? Or flat fee? Deferred? I've never done sci-fi before so all new to me. Thanks!

Jeffrey Michael Bays

Thanks for the advice guys!

Serge Martinenko

Did anybody reply to you?

Jay Milla

Freelance VFX artists usually work on a day rate. Obviously there are many that are full time employees. Rate usually depends on their experience and demand. Most fx houses and agencies have producers...

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Hit Film VFX Software

Hello. Does anyone have the free version of Hit Film? If so; how good is the software? I am working on a new project that I want a lot of visual effects on and of course this where I found Hit Film by searching on YouTube.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

I've HitFilm4 Express (free) version - I use as my go to quick editing app when I don't need to use Premiere Pro. HF4 is a great program. The audio portion is not the best. Don't know what you're doin...

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Cole Morgan

I am working on a new short film plus I have a potential job as a video production specialist at Yahmama Motor Company. So I am needing something that does VFX wonderfully. I use Davenci Resolve 12.5 FREE but it lacks VFX.

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Check out the Hitfilm website as there's plenty of videos up laden with VFX. Most are done with the full paid version.

Cole Morgan

Okay. I just got done setting certain things within the software to my liking. I got to say it's pretty darn good. The color grade system could use a touch up, but other than that; thats pretty much it.

Video Archiving

I have a couple of hours worth of video after my different projects. I don't want to delete the files because I use them as "stock videos". What is the best option for archiving? Is cloud storage or external storage better?

Kyle Climans

I've found that it's always good to have a backup of all your files in case your computer crashes unexpectedly.

Dvd

One particular festival I entered said that if the streaming of my short film doesn't work, they strongly suggest sending in a DVD. And one particular venue I might screen at only takes DVD's. So my question is if anyone knows the process of putting a short film on a DVD let me and the stage32 gang...

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Anthony D Paul

That's alright my dp gave me an idea.

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