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

Larry Ross
Needing help figuring this new editor out.

Does anybody use the NCH Video Pad editor? How do I slow down that 3D text animation and why did the 360 degree still text at the end, not have a black background? I just can't figure out how to overlay these text on the video. But I love how the 3-D animated text let you chose a color, it just swip...

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Vital Butinar
Nested timelines or all on one timeline

Hi guys!

I was just thinking of something while beginning an edit and said this might be a good conversation starter.

So once apoen a time I used to nest my timelines when doing edits. It seemed like a good thing to do because it kept everything nice and organized but I always had a merging problem of...

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Vital Butinar

Wow Karen E Ross thank you! Very interesting and as far as organizing assets for editing goes I've got that covered. I use a similar method like in the video. There was local film producer at our plac...

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Brett Hedlund

I work in 10 minute reels during the assembly and early director notes - then combine them into 20 minute reels as we get closer to locking picture. It's just easier to work with the material in smaller chunks, especially when there are considerable temp sfx and music tracks.

Vital Butinar

Thanks Brett Hedlund . Very interesting and I have one follow up question, so these 20 min chunks were separate timelines and how did they get integrated later into one whole thing?

That's also one of...

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Brett Hedlund

Hey Vital. So when we deliver the project to the sound and picture houses, we are in 20 minute reels. We will color and mix to these sequences. Once the visual effects are done and the sound mix is co...

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Vital Butinar

O waw that's interesting. Thank you Brett Hedlund . All the project that we've done have been mostly done in house or with a small collaborative team. But I always like to keep our workflow in a way t...

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Larry Ross
Looking for collaborators with graphic arts, animation, and or video, and sound editing talents.

OK here's the basic run down. Since 2014 at Pay it Forward TV on You Tube, I been taking my camera and going to video interview local charities, benefits, and nonprofits or people paying it forward in one way or another.

And my talents to talk to anybody about any given subject on camera just doesn'...

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Stephen Olson

Hi Larry, I think you are on the right path. You are learning by doing. You have already realized that lighting is a key element of production. The next is sound. Keep posting on You Tube. Send us som...

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Larry Ross

Thanks for the tips Steven Olson. Since I don't have any extra funds to invest into any type of sound gear. Do you think using my phones voice notes as a mic might provide a temporary solution?

John Ellis

Larry Ross think about marketing, to drive people to your channel. Maybe someone here would pitch in some time to help in that area (not me, I'm not a marketer).

One thought would be to have the people...

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Karen E Ross

My two cents on sound is: yes, you can get away with the voice recording on your phone, so long as you are in a quiet space. Your car doesn't work as well as you think because of the noise outside of...

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Benedict Harris-Hayes

Hi, Larry.

If I can assist with any audio/sound production for your projects, please let me know.

I am a dab hand at audio restoration.

:-)

Richard Fitzwilliams
Why we should be grateful to the late Dame Olivia de Havilland

The legendary actress and oldest ever Oscar winner has recently died at the age of 104 in her beloved Paris. She was a dear friend for over 40 years, I saw her on visits to Paris where she lived since 1953 and she was a sublime correspondent. When she challenged Warners in 1943 over her contract and...

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Karen E Ross
Technicolor post suite app, TechStream?

Have y'all heard of this? It was used for the Perry Mason series for color timing and sound mixing.

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/07/technicolor-perry-mason-techstream-123......

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Technicolor Used Real-Time Post App TechStream to Finish 'Perry Mason' During the Pandemic
Technicolor Used Real-Time Post App TechStream to Finish 'Perry Mason' During the Pandemic
The mobile app provides a clear and secure view into the color suite to collaborate in real-time. Even prior to the pandemic, Technicolor was developing a new mobile post suite app called TechStream,…
Karen E Ross
BTS on that Robot Viral Video

Hosted by Valentia Vee, who is amazing, if you haven't met her. I have to ask, though... who thought it was real when they first saw it? O.O The stuff of SciFi nightmares!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xum_q4xQW9k&feature=youtu.be...

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Karen E Ross

I put in "viral robot video" in YouTube, and it was the first hit:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y3RIHnK0_NE

Karen E Ross

No worries - I didn't know it was released that long ago. Sometimes viral comes back around and keeps its popularity! Especially when the opening is so freaking real that people didn't realize it was a parody... yeah, that'd be enough to make it viral for a while LOL!

Karen E Ross
Tips & Tricks for Adobe Premiere Pro

I LOVE this series hosted by Valerie Vee - part podcast/interview, part tutorial, all PHENOMENAL!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yoP1CbgP2uI&featur...

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Karen E Ross
Post-People, I'm Curious - What Do Y'ALL Want to Know About the State of TV?

Who's joining me and RB for the Roundtable Discussion? What are YOUR burning questions for the industry executives? Comment below!

Also, do your friend a squar...

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Tasha Lewis

Can you obtain a list of cancelled shows so we can see how to assist in some way?

Karen E Ross

SO many lists, Tasha Lewis - this is the one from 2020 https://www.tvinsider.com/849738/canceled-tv-shows-2020/

There are also lists of shows canceled after one season.

Tasha Lewis

Thank you for the information Karen. I wanted to review the information to analyze the reasons behind the actions taken. I'm making my lists of questions. Many of the answers are in the webinairs or S...

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Liinda G.
Editing in COVID times.

The news of COVID-19 came soon after filming our last project completely interrupting post-production. I am thinking of proposing editors an OTT revenue share per episode. Has anyone done this before? if so what would be good and fair % percentage for the editor. Let me know what you think or share...

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Karen E Ross

Is OTT revenue a backend payment? That's a good question about percentages, though. I feel like a minimum per diem would still be required, even with the backend payments.

Naveen Chandran
Resolutions for Different Aspect Ratios Cheat sheet

Download the cheat sheet of Resolutions for Different aspect ratios.

https://navnx.com/aspect-ratio-resolutions-cheat-sheet-v1-0/

Hope it is useful!

Thanks.

Karen E Ross
AMA: Help Me Help You - Post-Production

Hey, Stage32 Post People!

Richard "RB" Botto got a FANTASTIC question about what we can do to help other aspects of filmmaking other than writing (and by virtue of that, producing). So, let's start a little virtual Town Hall Q&A:

- What do you need help with? What is your immediate goal? What are...

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William Joseph Hill

Hi Karen E Ross ! One thing that I've been doing regarding my short film project (that's been in development and early stages of pre-production) during this quarantine is working on visual effects, mo...

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Karen E Ross

Hey, Travis James Ivey! No worries - if you need more help navigating the lounges, I wrote a blog that can help:

For finding a mixer, you can post a job listing, even if the position is no-pay or low-p...

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Travis James Ivey

Thank you Karen E. Ross.

Tasha Lewis

I turned my testimony with the music video on my project page into a booklet to help future music video producers.

Karen E Ross

Travis James Ivey Let's try that one more time with all the correct links LOL!

Your St...

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Julie Brett
Color Isolation in a black and white video

Hey everyone, hope this is the right lounge. I have been slowly teaching myself editing and effects. For my latest video I tried to learn how to isolate one color in a black and white video. I was successful with the red jacket. My question comes because my intention was to have different colors (ye...

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Toco Larsen

Hello

your solution is rotoscoping

but you will have to use another type of software for this, I use adobe after effects to create the masks, frame by frame, and I do it in several different layers, whe...

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Julie Brett

Thank you so much! Getting a different program may take a second but I will look up rotoscoping in the mean time. Appreciate your time!

Julie Brett

Yeah! I started with color and then turned it black and white in post.

David Block

Hi Julie. I don't know Sony Vegas Pro. I heard it was a great editing program, not sure about the color. I'm a professional colorist, so let's try and work through this. I'm assuming what you've shot...

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Karen E Ross

Look at y'all talking shop! I love this - how did the final product come out, Julie Brett?

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