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

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Daniel Husbands
Center-Framing vs Chaos Cinema

A very interesting comparison between two different styles of editing and framing. Certainly something to consider if you also create your content as well as when working with others. Which style do you prefer?

https://youtu.be/VITjAkrzzzc?si=bcJmrgtEvXtsCxeT...

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Sam Sokolow

This is a great watch. I saw a whole doc on the making of Fury Road and the DP reiterated that every moment of the shoot was about center framing. One of my favorite action films and truly fascinating...

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Ashley Renee Smith
Wednesday's Ask Me Anything in the Composing Lounge!

Hey, All!

Don't miss out on tomorrow's fantastic AMA with Arhynn Descy, Acclaimed Film Composer, Producer, and Stage 32 Thought Leader (SEA OF LIES, EYE FOR AN EYE, BLANK) in the Composing Lounge! Arhynn is sharing her time with us to answer YOUR questions about "Composer Workflows: Why They're Impor...

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Xochi Blymyer

Thank you, looks like this will be another great AMA!

Kerry Kennard

Yes, some great points Xochi Blymyer -

She has good ideas. I left. Long post. Hopefully, I’ll hear something back.

Ashley Renee Smith
The COMPLEX VFX Production of The Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes

Last night I watched this AWESOME video breaking down the evolution of the VFX process used when making The Planet of the Apes reboot franchise and how they approached the VFX for the new Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes. It's honestly not my favorite franchise. I think the movies are fun, some I e...

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Ashley Renee Smith

I think you'll enjoy them, Maurice Vaughan and Kerry Kennard!

Ashley Renee Smith

Agreed, Daniel Husbands! It's such a cool examination of their process!

Maurice Vaughan

I'll probably do a marathon once "Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes" is on streaming, Ashley Renee Smith.

Elena Raynes

While seeing this movie all I was thinking was in reality how important peace is and how much damage war can bring. Let’s forgo how insecurity and bond.

It’s a beautiful movie

Sam Sokolow

This is an awesome share, Ashley Renee Smith! 140 MoCap cameras alone? Truly cool to see how they achieve this film whether you're a big fan of the franchise or not. The artistry and technical prowess...

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Ashley Renee Smith
Waiting Until Post-Production To Hire A Film Publicist Will Cost You

In today's blog, we're taking a deeper look into why independent filmmakers should have a film publicist on their team from the get-go.

Learn more here >>

https://www.stage32.com/blog/waiting-until-post-production-to-hire-a-fil......

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Sam Sokolow

This is such an often overlooked aspect when making an indie film but unit publicity can make or break a film’s success. Building awareness, sharing the story of making the film, building local and Na...

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Fran Harris
Daniel Husbands
The science of photoreal effects

VFX realism takes into account many different layers of lighting, physics, and math to create controllable but realistic effects of all types, including fire, smoke, debris, and even super powers. One of the grandest stages displaying all of the latest cutting edge technology is the final battle sce...

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Maurice Vaughan

The final battle scene in "Avengers: Endgame" is epic, Daniel Husbands! It has to be in the top ten VFX displays of all time.

Ashley Renee Smith

Incredible share, Daniel Husbands! I lost my mind the first time I watched this scene at the movie theater on opening night. It's incredible the scale of what they pulled off. There's so much happenin...

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Kerry Kennard

I think you nailed it, Maurice Vaughan !

;-)

It is quite a interesting behind-the-scenes video.

Daniel Husbands
Video Copilot

In my humble opinion you would be hard pressed to find a visual effect enthusiast who hasn't heard of Andrew Kramer and Video Copilot. His tutorials and plugins have helped indie and professional artist a like for many years. In this interview by Motion Plus Design Andrew answers some questions abou...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

He's amazing. I've used some of his tutorials using After Effects on short films.

Maurice Vaughan
Elf recut as a Thriller - Trailer Mix

I love watching recut trailers. Has anyone made a recut trailer? If so, do you have any tips for making them?...

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Ashley Renee Smith
This Week's In-Person Stage 32 Meetups in Austin & Phoenix!

Hey, Post-Pros!

There are 2 FREE Stage 32 in-person networking meetups coming up this Thursday, May 16th! I'm including links to the meetup pages for you all below. If you live in any of these cities or are nearby, be sure to RSVP and seize this opportunity to meet with other creatives in person and...

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Brian Onley
Daniel Husbands
Quick Advice

The Stage32 community welcomes every level of skill and experience to learn and to share so that everyone can be better at what it is that they do. What is the number one tip that you would give to someone just getting into Post-Production? It could be any aspect of post production, but add a little...

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Daniel Husbands

I can't remember what show I got this from but my #1 tip is simply this "Trust but verify". I can remember so many occasions where I thought something was done that would make post so easy, and it was...

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Ashley Renee Smith

Try to adjust the way you watch content. If you're just starting out, watch some of your favorite movies and shows with specific attention to the editing. Pay attention to where the cuts are, the editing choices that are being made, how the editing affects the story and character beats, etc.

Kerry Kennard

I’ve been working on 2 different music - audio pieces. In writing / editing- leave room in the music for more editing between verse / chorus.

One of my pieces written is a String / drum-Percussion pie...

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Daniel Husbands
Render Power

I have yet to use a render farm to speed up getting my renders out, although I have seen several advertised. I also watched a video that explained how to build your own. Again I have to give a nod to Transformers and the incredible detail and resources needed to pull of these amazing visuals.

Has any...

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Sam Sokolow

Yeah - I have not yet used personally but studios have been using global render farms for years so I imagine in the right structure it's a great resource.

Daniel Husbands

They have a lot of built in plugins that connect directly into render farms, so its more convenient than ever.

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