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

Alessandro de Marco
Post Production

Hello everyone, I wonder if there is anyone here (London base only) who is up for a challenge in editing an interrogation scene.

I am looking for London based only (FCPX) editors as I live in London and the footage is over 1TB of data.

My budget is very limited, but I would be interested to hear what...

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Beth Fox Heisinger

Hi, Alessandro. This would be better placed on the “Jobs” board found in the upper menu bar. That’s where members post various “want ads” or searches for creative partners, paid or not paid. Under “Br...

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J.C. Schütz
Wanderers - a short film by Erik Wernquist

A friend sent this to me, and I just have to share it with you! Using stills and textures from NASA and other sources, together with live action photography, this short film "recreates" humanity's expansion to other planets. Incredibly beautifully done! http://vimeo.com/108650530...

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Steve Payne

Perhaps I'm a fan, but from the first words I had a strong feeling it was Carl Sagan, a nice use of manipulation, no doubt digital, to use a composition of stock images to hint of our necessary "Outwa...

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Amanda Murray

Wow! This short video is absolutely amazing and very impressive!

J.C. Schütz

I agree Amanda, I was very impressed!

Mícheál Ó Rodochain

Very impressive work. I love it.

Ahmed Saady Vfx Artist

Very nice movie

Joseph F. Alexandre
USB external drive formatted for both PC and mac? But doesn't work!!!

So an editor I'm working w/ prepared some 1080 ProRes files for a distrib. The distrib wants a USB external drive formatted for both PC and mac.... Of course, I get the drive and of course it works on neither.... But of course it works on his system....

Because he didn't format to exFAT, correct????

Robert A. Ober

Probably. Seems to be somewhat hit and miss based on what others have posted elsewhere. But some folks don't seem to have trouble with exfat. At least one of the Mac utilities to read NTFS calle Parag...

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Joseph F. Alexandre

thanks for info! He says he did exFAT, kind of a drag...

Gustavo Letelier
digital conversion of SD video

Hi everyone, I want to ask if any of you have some suggestions to make the best possible upres of a Betacam SP 30 fps interlaced tape to HD 1080p. I have the chance to release an old film originally shot in Super 16. Many thanks.

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Can anyone in my network help out Gustavo Letelier ?

George Stoll

Adobe After Effects has a fantastic feature added called "Detail-Preserving Upscale". I use it a ton with my partnership with the Times Square Alliance. I have to take various digital artist's work, t...

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Robert A. Ober

The best possible conversion would be something like a Teranex. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/teranex

Otherwise, you may want to learn ffmpeg. See Jan Ozer's training materials at:https://streaminglearningcenter.com

He has books and videos.

Robert

Karen Blaney
Karen Blaney

Marked for Trade (typo above)

Sean Mannion
Video on Mixing Dialogue with Music

Helpful video hear on mixing dialogue with music. Always a pain, no matter how many times I do it: https://bit.ly/2Od6UA5

How to Mix Dialogue with Music in Adobe Premiere - Viewfinder: A Blog by KitSplit
How to Mix Dialogue with Music in Adobe Premiere - Viewfinder: A Blog by KitSplit
The art of manipulating sound for maximum impact can be mysterious and daunting, and yet it's so important-there's a well-known adage that audio is more important then image. The audio holds everythin…
Rob Meglio
Visual Effects

Is there anyone who could point me in the right direction for VFX opportunities?

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

Also check our Jobs section, too, Rob. We do get listings for VFX there.

Debbie Croysdale

I’m learning basics in Dublin this year, but only so I can tell a VFX pro what I want them to do on my own work. Its useful to know what “tools are out there” some filmmakers miss out on cool or spect...

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Sean Mannion
A beginners' guide to color correction

An introductory guide for those who might want to dive into some basic color correction when they can't afford to hire a colorist: https://blog.kitsplit.com/color-correcting-for-video-starter-guide/?utm_......

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Color Correcting for Video: A Starter Guide
Color Correcting for Video: A Starter Guide
Color correcting has an incredible power to give films a polished, cinematic look. The difference between a cool, blue-ish tone of a film vs. a classic, grainy film aesthetic can really set the tone,…
Debbie Croysdale

Thanks for the share.

Dean Robaina
Creating a place with SFX

Here’s a scene from a film where all sounds except dialogue were created in post to make the visible location come to life & immerse the viewer with sounds appropriate to the location & actions taking place. https://www.facebook.com/222754004814540/posts/492037091219562?sfns=mo...

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Louis "Lou" Martinez
Off Topic: Best Coffee Maker Under $300.00

OK, let's be real. Most people do drink coffee, and I'm in the market to buy a new coffee maker for my studio!

Bear with me, the reason I ask this question, is because I feel this topic can make a great ICE BREAKER for conversation, and I would love to hear back from you folks.

Thanks,

Lou

Jason Mirch

Hey Lou, if you're looking to host guests, I would always suggest a Nespresso or Keurig coffee maker. They're more professional than pouring out of a pot and they have environmentally friendly reusabl...

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Louis "Lou" Martinez

Hi Jason, love the TAG line... Well I have to say it looks like I'm getting a Nespresso for my lounge. Coffee is on me, if you ever come to Atlanta.

Anthony Mack
Lookiing for sample stuff

Hi everyone im looking for anybody who has an raw shorts or films for me to practice editing and sound designing on and to critique it I am old radio Imaging guy and I'm looking to stat a career in editing and sound design!!!! Can anybody help??

Debbie Croysdale

Great idea to gather raw footage and get well practiced before the dreaded cut off times involved in studio editing. Hope you get material desired cos its imperative to be hands on before pressure kic...

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Michael Jones

It's a paid service, but I recommend editstock.com I've gotten some good raw footage from there to practice with! And the prices are pretty reasonable...

Anthony Mack

Thanks guys!!!!

Tony Martinez
Film Editing
Veteran Film Editor Craig McKay: "Don't Call It the Invisible Art"
Veteran Film Editor Craig McKay: "Don't Call It the Invisible Art"
The menu at this year's Eddie Awards - the American Cinema Editors' big night - hasn't been announced, but they might want to consider fava beans and a nice chianti. An editor getting the career achie…
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