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

Editing with Premier Pro software

Hey guys! I have been editing with Final Cut Pro for +10 years, and I'm thinking of switching to Premiere Pro, simply because a lot of production houses that are hiring editors have that requirement. Does anyone know of a good editing course (and cheap) I can enroll in LOS ANGELES? I'm also opened to...

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Ken Koh

Lynda.com gives you a 30 day free trial which is enough time if you go at each day. The rest is practice. You're a FCP editor for 10 years should be a sap. Or https://www.studiobacklot.tv

Akash Aryans Shrivastava


if your doing editing for 10 year than their is no need of joining any course, watch out some basic tutorials for basic tools, their is not much different in fcp and premier cc 18.

Pat Savage

I have been editing with Final Cut Pro also for 10 years and it is a seamless switch over. Watch the tutorials

Dan MaxXx

I was a dailies Editor. All we used were Avid & some FCP.
Learn Flame/Inferno. That tool skill pays more than a non-linear editor duty.

Green Screen Vs Sets on shooting Period.

Green screen technology seemed to have greatly advanced in the last decade but always varies from film to film and from TV show to TV show (Don't you HATE when you notice the background is a green screen?). I have 2 questions: 1. What in post-production determines a green screen effect to come out PE ...

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Post Production Workflow

Hello everyone!

Please can anybody share good articles/podcasts/videos about the post-production workflow? Even any kind of useful information that a future post production supervisor should know and bear in mind.

Thank you very much in advance!

Ian James Duncan

One thing this article does not cover is acquisition of footage. On some of our projects we provide a DIT and / or media manager, or work closely with the one that has been hired as well as your camer...

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Tinatin Babakishvili

Thanks Ian for the information. That was a really good remark.

I am not working on any project as a post supervisor now, but just wanted to gather some information from post supervisors : )

Ian James Duncan

As a post supervisor you will likely be dealing with budgets and wrangling vendors, clients, getting the deliverables to where they need to be.

Tinatin Babakishvili

Thank you Ian!

Tech question about Resolve 12.5

Hello Everyone, I'm a director who just completed a short. I started my career editing on celluloid, so I got a copy of Resolve 12.5 and learned the program well enough to cut the picture. Here is my question: I have cut it like I would a feature: each scene has its' own timeline. Before I hand it to ...

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This is such a quiet room. The irony is deafening.

Just saying hi, people! Merry Christmas!

Rick Reynolds

Thanks Lloyd! Hello and welcome!

Amanda Toney - Stage 32 Next Level Education

ANNNDDD the party is started!!

Lloyd David Lieberman

All right! Let's break into a rousing chorus of 99 bottles of beer on the wall!! :-)

Rick Reynolds

Who keeps their beer on a wall? ♫ 99 bottles of beer in the fridge... ♬♪ Hey, the games on! Grab me one?

Lloyd David Lieberman

That would be true unless you were a six-year-old kid on a road trip

Working On A Editor Demo Reel

Hello people of the post production world. How's everything going? I am currently in the works of making a up to date demo reel for my editing skills. What are some recommendations you would suggest that I put in my demo reel? I already have the idea of what I do first of all which is color correcti...

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Ken Koh

I would suggest to put an entire scene or sequence. You can't really tell how good an editor is from short clips. I usually don't watch any demos but insist on the entire film. Within 5min I can decide if the editor is a right fit.

Cole Morgan

Okay. I will keep that i mind on the next one I do in a few months. Thanks!

Ken Koh

If you're gunning for a picture editor job I would also separate your color correction / vfx reel. If I want to hire an editor for my precious film I would want a 'proper' editor.

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!

Ian James Duncan

We posted a show for YouTube red. They use the same QC partners as HBO so the finishing process was very strict. I would say leaving plenty of time to correct issues before the final files are due is k ...

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Remote work for Video Editors

Hi all!

I´m looking for new alternatives for remote work as a video editor, any suggestion?

So far I use Upwork and manages to find a direct contact from my website. Now I´m trying to ´´expand´´ and find new project sources.

Any recommendations?
Thanks!

Jakub Micuch

Hi Alfonsina, i worked on upwork in past. I think it's best freelancing service on web. You can try some work for video editing companies like http://proeditors.com/ but there is not so much money for...

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Regina Lee

Thumbtack is a similar platform to Upwork. I've hired freelancers from both platforms.

Regina Lee

Also try Mandy.com. They've revamped the website. I have not used the new version yet.

Destiny Groove Davis

Craigslist under gig/talent I see a few.

Ian James Duncan

We usually hire from craiglists or word of mouth. Hardly ever remote editors though. Especially not if its a project that is of scale or has a deadline. The other creatives on the project often want a...

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Primarily Editing on Premiere Pro

Hey all! My company uses Premiere Pro to edit nearly all of our projects. Recently we've had the good fortune of obtaining a few new clients who work with Final Cut X. The process of going back and forth between these two programs had been an arduous process to say the least. Does anyone here have e...

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Jakub Micuch

Yes, its not good work, you need to find optimal system for this jobs. The best way is, if you, or your team are working on projects from start to end. Or maybe give a try to Davinci Resolve, they hav...

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Nick Sebastien Theriot

Switch to Resolve- got audio, color and edit all in one and free- or buy the full version and get remote viewing and note making abilities for less than $400

Scott Singer

I have been fighting for 2 years with Adobe because of all the changes which kill the current workflow. Lost fonts after updates which have to be bought and brought back into Adobe. I started with them in 1982 or 3 and still fighting. I also have Vegas 14, Davinci etc.

Carlos Ziadeh

hey check this out for cross-platform : http://www.studionetworksolutions.com/

Ian James Duncan

This is just the process unfortunately. What types of projects are you talking about?

Is it better to be in New York or LA to edit?

I'm a video/film editor and I wondered if it's best to move to New York or LA. Some people say editors don't need to move because it can be done remotely. I have contacts in New York and LA so I'm not moving there blindly not knowing anyone. (I'm currently living in Orlando, Florida) I have been get...

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Dan MaxXx

Los angeles. More work, more post facilities, steady salary w/ health benefits. I was an Avid dailies editor for over 13++ years. Pay was good. Forget freelance world. they don't pay much unless you join the union and work on a TV show, steady flow of work

Krystal Alexandria

Hmm good point.

David Trotti

I'm with Dan. Los Angeles. It's the heart of where post takes place. Some films and some shows based in NY cut there, but the vast majority are in LA and that's where the opportunities will mostly ari...

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Ian James Duncan

There is a lot more competition for work out here as well so keep that in mind.

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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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. :)

Renaldo Creative

I like editing on Linux with Kdenlive.

Ian James Duncan

Jakub we have a few machines running CentOS. Obviously with it being free and Resolve being a single license cost we would stand to save a greet deal of money in the long term not paying for creative...

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Which Editing Software?

I'm new here. New to screenwriting and filmmaking. Which editing software should I buy as a beginner?

Jakub Micuch

The question - which editing software you should buy is not so important. In overal, all today's postproduction softwares are pretty good deal and do their jobs perfectly. Videoediting is more about y...

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Laura Ann Tull

I'd go with Premiere to start. Also if you have the computer power try Resolve. I think it still free or a free version to try out.

Ken Koh

I really like Premiere Pro because I do a lot of short form documentaries, and it just about accepts any format and I can go in and out of AE and Audition. Have not use it on a feature, except for Avid which is rock solid in my experience.

C.R. Brown

Premiere Pro because of its integration with Photoshop and After Effects, and Adobe just seems to work a little harder on updates and adding new codecs. PPro has the Mercury Playback Engine which uses...

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Ian James Duncan

Don't buy any. Use trials. Adobe offers a long trial period. Get a feel and them pull the trigger much later.

What kind project are you editing? Are you in post?

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