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

Karen "Kay" Ross
Share Your Adobe Max 2020 Highlights!

Since it is nearly impossible to attend ALL of Adobe Max (https://max.adobe.com/), drop in and share what you've learned or resources you've discovered as part of your experience! There are some incredible guests and panels lined up, too.

What are you looking forward to?...

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Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference | October 20-22, 2020
Adobe MAX 2020 Creativity Conference | October 20-22, 2020
Adobe MAX-The Creativity Conference, October 20-22 Make plans to join us for a uniquely immersive and engaging digital experience, guaranteed to inspire. Three full days of luminary speakers, celebrit…
Karen "Kay" Ross

What speeches or breakout sessions have you caught so far?

Tony Byrd
Looking for additional editors

I'm working on Revenge of the Cat Robots.. It's an anthology film with four segments. I need three more editors to join. Anyone interested?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Tony Byrd! Definitely post a job listing for a quicker response: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add Also, I would suggest mentioning what specs are required (including necessary software), if...

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Who are your editing heroes?

I would like to edit narrative films. I know this is a long and winding road to get there. But I'm looking for some inspiration along the way. What editors (currently working or past) do you find inspiration from and why?

Tony S.

Sam O'Steen, Verna Fields and Chris Dickens.

Transparency, complexity editing vs continuity editing, energy.

Joshua L Glassburn

Great list! They have edited some amazing films. I look forward to studying them more.

Tony S.

Forgot to add Reza S. Badiyi who directed TV and created title sequences for a number of shows, including HAWAII FIVE-O. That open zapped me. It's was the main influence behind me becoming an editor.

Joshua L Glassburn

I love well-done title sequences. It combines both my disciplines of study, film/television, and graphic design

Karen "Kay" Ross

Stuart Baird for action, who I know and love from Lethal Weapon but did a crap ton more (not all good); random, but Franco Arcalli for drama who worked with Bernardo Bertolucci, who I know from The Co...

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Karl Brunig
Composer relationship with sound designer?

How closely does the composer and sound designer usually work together on small films?

Brett Hedlund

Usually the composer is present during the sound mix to discuss any issues where the SXF and score are competing ... but they hardly ever collaborate beforehand.

Karen "Kay" Ross

I know this is the Post-Production Lounge, but does the Sound Designer start working during Production?

Ruud Hermans

Good question Karl! It depends a bit on what project it is. Sometimes if i am working on a short film I just do the music as a composer(or it could even be that i do both music as well as sound design...

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Ruud Hermans

Karen, usually the sound designer comes in at post production but sometimes if the producer wants the sound designer on set or have him do the booming(I have seen that happen for small shortfilms some...

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Greg Smith

Hi Karl, I second what Ruud has said. In my experience (mostly sound design and mixing documentaries), the composer and sound designers have had very little interaction, but it really depends on the t...

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Vital Butinar
Is dialog sound always done with ADR in features?

Hi guys.

Here's something I've been thinking about recently after shooting a TV series pilote episode.

We absolutely tried everything to get the best production sound possible.

This means that we had a sound guy who recorded all the talents sound with lav mics and also used a boom mic. He also shot am...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Every sound guy I know would say "YES, absolutely, every feature film uses ADR", but I've heard some filmmakers mention that they try to get clean takes on set - just have them repeat the line to the...

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Vital Butinar

Hey Karen "Kay" Ross that's a good point. I was actually thinking of that before we shot everything but at the same time it can be a problem if the talent isn't constant with the dialog and it wouldn'...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Hi Vital! Yes there’s plenty of ADR done on features. For low budget , no budget shoots grab a recorder , your mics and record new audio. You must have a video of what the scenes are so they can watch...

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Vital Butinar

Hey Lindbergh E Hollingsworth thank you. I did actually know about using your car. I've done a couple of voice overs like that and it was really funny too because my neighbors kept checking what was g...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
"There's No Crying in Baseball" but there are A LOT of Jump Cuts

Any guesses why? LOL! Oh, RocketJump, you crack me up. Where did RocketJump go, does anyone know?

No, but seriously - this is a great basic reference for Cuts & Transitions. What was your big take away?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OAH0MoAv2CI...

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Vital Butinar

I remember watching this video when it came out and I found it really great. I still think of some of the things that I heard in it to this day.

It's funny because other than J and L cuts, cuts, fade...

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Harrison Glaser
How to get a job in VFX - Webinar on Friday!

Hey everyone! If you're interested in breaking into VFX and figuring out how to get a job in that field you should check out the webinar we're putting on this Friday!

Geoffrey Mark who is a VFX artist and supervisor who's worked on projects like SPIDER-MAN 3, SERENITY, THE 100, even SHARKNADO (!!) i...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Umm... Serenity?! SO FREAKING COOL! * long-distance high-five *

Louis Tété
Help finding stock footages

Hello everybody, hope you all feel great and everything's alright despite the conjoncture.

For my horror feature set during the pandemic, i'm looking for news reports stock footages relating the pandemic, the lockdown... and i'm looking for drone stock footages of empty streets of LA.

I checked on s...

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Louis Tété

Karen "Kay" Ross you rock

Karen "Kay" Ross

Did they have what you were looking for?

Louis Tété

For some part yes Karen "Kay" Ross , thanks again :)

Roger Hewett

You've probably already checked, but I have found that pexels.com has some, and tend to keep up to date. And to a lesser extent, videvo.net.

Probably less actual news footage, but certainly drone footage. I've used some in a coupe of recent song videos.

Louis Tété

Roger Hewett thank you sir.

Christopher Cooksey
Karen "Kay" Ross
Cinematic Experience on the Small Screen

What do you think it takes to make something Cinematic? What other TV series do you think could be described as "cinematic"?

The Creative Arts Emmys are saying 'The Mandalorian' knocked it out of the park!

https://www.indiewire.com/2020/09/the-mandalorian-emmys-outstanding-spec......

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'The Mandalorian' Wins Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects
'The Mandalorian' Wins Emmy for Outstanding Special Visual Effects
"The Mandalorian" billed itself as a cinematic "Star Wars" experience on the small screen. Television Academy voters shared the sentiment. " The Mandalorian," Disney+'s popular tentpole series, has se…
Roger Hewett

When speaking of effects, I have been super impressed with "Stranger Things". Though sometimes the series lacks a little in dramatic/character interest in later seasons, (don't smack me too hard for that!) the visual effects of the creatures are stunningly impressive for the small screen.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Roger Hewett Right?! Loved that first season of 'Stranger Things'! But part of that was knowing when (if at all) to show those visual effects.

Goodmorning to all!

Well at least from Tennessee!

How is everyone? I'm a Student in school for Video production but my true love has always been editing. What are some good editing programs to start out with?

Thank you! Look forward to talking to everyone!

-Alex

Jason Feiler

Hi Alex, A lot depends on what your goals are, but you should learn FXP, Premiere and AVID. I would start with Premiere, it will teach you the basics of 3 point editing and works great with all the ot...

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Dan MaxXx

I was a dailies editor for over a decade. AVID was and still is the number 1 editing software at post facilities. I'd get a copy of Final Cut Pro and learn that first on a home computer. FCP and AVID share the same keyboard functions/similar platform layout & editing tools.

Karen "Kay" Ross

When I was in film school, they had embraced FCP7, but when the next version was FCPX, everyone I knew either transferred into industry-standard AVID for television/film or Adobe Premiere for video pr...

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Tony S.

Starting out, starting out. iMovie. Free, quickly teaches basics of working in a timeline, no special hardware - use on iPhone or iPad

Then move on to any posted - FCP would be a natural - that require heftier hardware.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Good point, Tony S. - I would agree. iMovie is a great beginner tool. I've known many local media stations to use it as well.

Amy Hernandez
An ADR newbie seeking advice

I am interested in ADR, learning more about ADR & the various fields that are apart of that. I’m looking for professionals who can help me learn more about ADR Engineering. Does anyone have a recommendation?

Ying Jie Wang

Good morning!

Amy Hernandez

Ying Jie Wang Hello, good morning to you!

Amy Hernandez

Karen "Kay" Ross Yes I have spoken to Kyle already

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Have you checked out LinkedIn Learning? I believe you get a month free so have at it! Here you go: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/search?keywords=adr...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Was talking to a VO artist about software, and she mentioned she works in Source Connect. Guess what I found! https://source-elements.com/video/adr2013

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