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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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

Sean Mannion
Managing the Existential Dread of Video Editing

Wrote this post for people who are new to editing who might be feeling overwhelmed by a project and how to work through that: https://blog.kitsplit.com/how-to-edit-video-managing-the-existential-dre......

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How to Edit Video: Managing the Existential Dread of Editing
How to Edit Video: Managing the Existential Dread of Editing
There's a lot of advice and tutorials online about how to handle the technical challenges of being a video editor. We published our own "How to Edit Video: A Guide for Beginners" last year. What is le…
Debbie Croysdale

Thanks for share @Shaun. Love your expression “Existential Dread”. LOL I will add another phrase I invented my first time Editing, “Cut off time Psychosis.”

Debbie Croysdale

@Sean Apologise my i phone has a spell check that puts in own spellings so just seen ur name wrong on post above.

Peter Roach

Editing is tedious. but when it comes together, there is nothing like it.

Shane Kelly Davis
Sound

I am wrapping up production on a recent full length feature. I have had sound problems throughout filming. Some of it I can fix in post but I am wondering if there is specific software that can help reduce background noise. I am planning on picking up Adobe Pro next month and maybe that would fix it...

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Curt Edwards

Hi Shane, there are a Variety of plugins for various Software , premier pro has a default adaptive denoiser which is fairly simple and offers a few tweaking options. For more advanced reductions and better analytics you may need to look further and will cost.

Sean Mannion

Depending on the severity of the issues, it's very very worth it to find a pro and pay them to do it. I taught myself sound to finish my no-budget feature and that was a rough experience. If you need...

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John Kevin Bell Aka Jkb

Adobe Premier has 4 good ones I have had to work miracles with. De-hummer, Adaptive noise reduction, parametric equalizer and multi-band compressor. I would find some bad audio and try them all there are tons of tweaks you can do with them.

Sean Mannion
Creating Opening Titles

I've always had an interest in creating opening titles, so I put together this guide that covers a few different methods and provides resources: https://blog.kitsplit.com/how-to-create-amazing-opening-titles-for-your-......

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Making a First Impression: How to Create Amazing Opening Titles for Your Film
Making a First Impression: How to Create Amazing Opening Titles for Your Film
The opening titles for your film or show can be vital for setting the tone of what the audience is about to get themselves into. And a great opening title sequence can have a life beyond the core material.
Katie Collins

Awesome, thank you for sharing!

Joleene Moody
Blog Post Contributors

Hello, Stage 32 Members!

We are actively seeking voices and fresh perspectives for our blog. If you are interested in guest contributing a single post, a series of posts, or becoming a regular contributor, please email me at: joleene@stage32.com.

Jackie Kirkpatrick
Editing Software for Older Computers

Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for good FREE editing software that can still work on older computers running Windows 8. My computer with Windows Vista finally died and I had acquired a used computer that runs Windows 8. I've been dying to get my mitts on some editing software for years, but of c...

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Tony S.

Avid Media Composer Free works on Win 8 Pro. Check the specs to see if your computer meets the criteria.

https://www.avid.com/media-composer-ultimate/comparison...

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Jackie Kirkpatrick

Thanks. Unfortunately this is not a professional or enterprise version just straight up 8.1 and 6.00GB installed RAM so probably couldn't run. Unfortunately can't get a new computer until after I get...

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Tony S.

Okay, try Avid Free DV. It was discontinued a long time ago. Used it way back, and the requirements should be far less. I believe it was coded to run on Win XP. On Win 8, it can run in Compatibility m...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

HitFilm Pro or Express, Sony Vegas

Jackie Kirkpatrick

Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated. Will give these a shot.

Marci Urling
Sale of Equipment

Hi People,

Can anyone recommend a good site for the sale of camera equipment?

Thank you.

Landis Stokes

Depends on what you're looking for specifically and where you are based. B&H buys and sells equipment. Adorama Camera is their direct competitor. Depending on what you are looking for Amazon might hav...

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Marci Urling

Thanks Landis. This is for selling equipment.

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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Bogdan Sandu

Hi, I am London based, and I am a certified editor/colourists and cinematographer.

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...

Rakesh Malik

There are some exFat settings that some operating systems don't support... it's a major drag. I use Media Four's mac drive utility, that's been pretty dependable, though a bit on the slow side with AFS.

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

Karen Blaney
Karen Blaney

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