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

Cie Peterson
Off and Running with My New Editing Software

I never knew I could edit with Adobe off-subscription, but here I am upping my game on my current project with Adobe Premiere Elements software. Still a lot to learn, but how far I've already come! Tips, anyone? Because I am... #AddingEditorToMyResume

Solange Plaza
Editing my first music video

Editing my first ever music video, any tips? I know that the rules are different from let's say editing a narrative film...

Ruben L. Martinez

It's all good, Solange. Life is learning.

Jean Buschmann

I love how open and honest you are, Solange! It takes so much courage to be yourself. Please also know that what you described is very common. I've heard Meyrl Streep, Nicole Kidman, and Jennifer Lope...

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Solange Plaza

Thanks Ruben L. Martinez ! Thanks Jean Buschmann for the advice and the encouragement (much needed) :).

I haven't met anyone who used the rubber band technique (does that really work), I have done the...

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Jean Buschmann

Glad to hear it, Solange! Happy to help.

BTW - You may just have THE most marketable name, ever. You could easily brand yourself as a veritable plaza of creativity. Or it could simply be your freelanc...

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Solange Plaza

Thanks for the info Jean Buschmann . Really informative and appreciated. :)

Chris Joye
New computer day, how do you transfer your data?

How do you like to transfer your data from one Mac to another? I have tons of junk on my old one from years of personal and business use, so I'd rather not clone it all, and not really looking forward to manually doing it, especially making sure I grab all the preference/saved presets data from my music instrument library applications... Thanks!

Damian Lloyd

You might save some money by backing up to regular spinning-platter HDDs. You don't need the read/write speed of SSDs for a backup, which by its nature is used infrequently.

John Zachary

I find that over the years using the platters they go bad. And STOP. Im using 4 SSDS 4TB Drives 2 which are backups, So what ever song i am working on i will can work on it on the SSD drive with no pr...

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John Zachary

I try not to think of the money issue regarding/ When you lose a track well BAD NEWS been there done that.

John Zachary

P.S. I still have an 2009 iMac that when idid the transfers of course all my Apps had to updated.

Damian Lloyd

YMMV. I've never had this problem; some of my old backup drives are still going and I didn't buy them this century.

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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C. Canis
C. Canis
A look at a variety of soundbars to rid yourself of that crappy tv s... peaker sound syndrome. I've got my eye on Sennheiser's first venture into home electronics with its Ambeo Soundbar that brings D…
John Zachary

Yeah what are you up to these days

Damian Lloyd

That is the usual way of making a movie.

Steve Cleary
No-Budget Filmmaking

I just started my own no-budget microseries on Instagram (@storbang #clichaction). I use my iPhone SE for shooting, Voice Memo for ADR, Storyblocks audio for sound effects and music, Pexel for stock video (establishing shots), and ClipChamp to edit it all together. Oh and I'm the only actor. Does an...

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John Zachary

Would love to see what you do.

Vital Butinar

Well most of the stuff me and my girlfriend shoot at the beginning was no budget and we did a couple of bigger projects.

Last summer a friend of ours asked if we were willing to make a promo video for...

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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

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

Gustavo Letelier

Thank you all for your suggestions,

Best

Gustavo

Damian Lloyd

Do you still have the Super16 print? A higher-resolution scan will yield better results than uprezzing SD video.

-- Damian

Jennifer Rolle
Working with digital photography using Adobe Premiere and 1080p.

Hello, Cutters and Film Editors! I'm working on a documentary short using a large number of archival still photographs and other printed images in the spirit of Ken Burns' "Civil War." I've been downloading TIFF file formats from various archival organizations that will be added to my interview foot...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Fire up Premiere Pro, load in the images a few images (3-5), do the zoom in and zoom out as required, export the timeline and check your results.

Damian Lloyd

I second what Lindbergh H. says: experiment. Almost all photographs are greater than 1,920 x 1,080, so you've got pixels to spare when you downsize them.

-- Damian

Jaye Adams
Marketing your Film

Hey All,

So I just finished shooting my first short film (many more to come! :) ) and I wanted to ask is it advisable to have a completely separate website, Twitter, Facebook page etc just for one film and why? I have my own website and twitter etc that I imagined all of my films info would go onto b...

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David E. Gates

When I first started with my writing, I had separate Facebook sites (still do) for each book. However, it soon becomes unmanageable so I now just post under my name and sometimes share to the others....

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Tasneem Rossenkhan

HI Jaye, stick to one main website for the content, (you can create a sub-website within your main site if you really want to separate it out, but do that after you have gone past the 5-10 movies mark...

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Chris Joye

I always found movie websites to be strange, however, I can see the allure, as it tends to look more attractive to list a movie URL than your main filmmaker URL. Why? I don’t know. Maybe it’s just me....

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Damian Lloyd

Have only one website. Buy title-specific domains and redirect them. Eg. www.MyFirstMovie.com redirects to www.MyProductionCompany.com/MyFirstMovie, www.MySecondMovie.com redirects to www.MyProduction...

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Christopher Cooksey
Creating A Miniature for VFX

This is how I planned out the creation of a miniature practical effect to best serve the post-production visual effects process.

https://youtu.be/LgHbLyjyCTE

Corey Piper

That is really cool work. Very inspiring.

Christopher Cooksey

Thanks very much, Corey Piper I really appreciate that.

John Ellis

I haven't yet seen Bill in that show, but I'm keeping track of it. From what I have seen, he's doing a wonderful job! Great video, Christopher - always love BTW stuff!

Film editing jobs in TORONTO?

I just finished a contract doing a documentary here in Toronto though I want to start editing films! Is there no opportunities for film editing in Toronto?!

Lani Finer
After effects and premiere pro tutorials

Hey! Looking for good tutorials for AE and Premiere Pro. I've been disappointed with the Adobe and Video Co Pilot ones so far so looking for some others.

Phil Hanlon

I'm using Lynda and finding it very good.... big powerful program after effects, I think I'll have to go through it a couple of times. Some illustrator and photoshop knowledge is essential but that will come through use

Chad Mercree

I find everything I need on YouTube. There are so many great tutorials on absolutely every aspect of the Adobe suite of products. Best part is they're all free!

Jean-Pierre Chapoteau

I agree with Chad. Youtube is an excellent source for free tutorials.

Tomasz Mieczkowski

Lynda's always great. There's also Udemy - can't always rely on the content of material, but they offer some free classes, and you can preview most of the classes to see the quality you'd be getting i...

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Gary McClurg

Anyone have any good links to tutorials for Red Giant other than Red Giant? My humble opinon their tuts are more of a info-commercial than a tutorial. :)

Howie Young
iMac Pro Configuration Advice Needed

I'm trying to configure an efficient but not overly expensive iMac Pro and in need of some advice.

My long term plans include shooting, editing and producing several green screen projects for YouTube. I'll be using Panasonic DSLRs and camcorders. The videos will range from 1 to 5 to 30 minutes. In ad...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Also check into some local computer dealers in your area as they can provide recommendations. If you know a computer tech who can go with you to check computers you can get amazing systems off Craigslist (so have your computer friend go with you).

Howie Young

Thanks Lindbergh!

Stefan LaToure

The iMac Pro will be great for you. The best part, you don't have to purchase another expensive 5K IPS monitor, it comes with the machine. A 1TB will be fine, you will edit on external drives anyway. For what you are doing I suggest 32 GB of RAM, the 8-Core will work great.

Howie Young

Thanks Stefan.

Stefan LaToure

Howie, did you get one?

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