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

Vi Angeli Zarco Lanot
Stock Footage FIlm

Hey guys! I did an exercise editing stock footage. The challenge was 1 video per 1 randomly generated work and honestly it's a challenging experience. What do you think of this though?

https://youtu.be/1qRYmU-SeBs

Leya Marincic

Wow this church on the island is on lake Bled in my home country of Slovenia.

Vi Angeli Zarco Lanot

Wow! What a coincidence! Thanks for the info ❤️

Steve Musicant

good luck to all in 2021

Erik A. Jacobson

I've used lots of stock footage, for establishing shots, audience scenes, car blowups, chases, etc. You might try using less voice over, and concentrate more on visual images. It's less distracting.

Marci Urling

Nice job!!!

Rohit Kumar
Ardour 6.7 Open-Source DAW Released with Dedicated "Recorder" Tab, Many Improvements

New version of open source Audio recording, editing , mixing software is available. So any Sound Engineers can try it .

https://9to5linux.com/ardour-6-7-open-source-daw-released-with-dedicated......

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Ardour 6.7 Open-Source DAW Released with Dedicated "Recorder" Tab, Many Improvements - 9to5Linux
Ardour 6.7 Open-Source DAW Released with Dedicated "Recorder" Tab, Many Improvements - 9to5Linux
The open-source and cross-platform DAW (Digital Audio Workstation) software Ardour 6.7 has been released and it's now available to download for all supported platforms, including Linux, macOS, and Win…
Sonia Herrero
What is you DAW?

Share your fav DAW, Im always on AVID Pro Tools unless I need to warp something in Ableton.

Michael Robertson

Pro Tools and I occasionally use Cakewalk for remote recordings (it's free).

Amer Darwich

i use pro tools only for mixing and mastering but i use studio one for film scoring .

Wayne Hazle
Digital Cinema Package

I have a fest I am planning to enter. If I get in, it could be shown a theater screen. They require a "Digital Cinema Package", I started doing some reading. It does not sound super difficult to build.

Any pointers, notes or caveats?

Richard F Roszko

If it's a whole movie (as opposed to a trailer), I'd have a professional post house do it - that way the sound level is consistent throughout the movie - as well as picture/color levels. Once it's don...

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Richard F Roszko

P.S. Just in case you still want to do it yourself, the best free DCP maker is DCP-O-MATIC. That's coming from my friend who used to do dailies.

James Wunderlich

Hi, Wayne. I'm knowledgeable about both DCP-O-MATIC and DCPs, having made hundreds of them while I was employed at the Hamilton Movie Theater as Chief Projectionist and IT Specialist. Each year, we pr...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

OMG, thank you for such fantastic information James Wunderlich! Yes, I was thinking the same thing! Your response sounds like a great start to a Stage 32 blog post :-D If that's of interest to you, de...

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James Wunderlich

Thanks! I'll get in touch with Taylor. Should be fun.

Nina Adams
Reality TV Show

Looking to edit 70TB of footage into a 5 minute sizzler and one episode. How much do you as an Editor charge for this? I provide all music and everything else.

Matthew Muchka

70TB of footage, In what format? Is it 6k, 4k, 1080? I ask because that's not really much of a duration count, but a ton of material. If you need to comb through 300 hours of footage that's quite a bi...

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Nina Adams

The production was shot for 8 days, total footage runtime is no accurate count yet. Number of cameras was 3 Main cameras bmpcc 6K, 1 Sony A7Riii, 1 Sony A7iii, and 6 Gopro 9-8-7. The format it was sho...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Generally, when hiring an editor there are two ways to approach charging - per hour or per project. It's possible you could negotiate a flat fee for the gig regardless of how long it takes to comb thr...

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Vi Angeli Zarco Lanot
Chaos and Bloodshed

Hi! If you have the time, please take a look at this 11 second video of me destroying a city for my upcoming short film. I'm new to AE and this isn't fully done yet but Im looking to hear what you think :)

https://youtu.be/gHwb-hWm4mc...

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James Welday

Looks good! Thank you for sharing.

Amy Balcomb
When DO you start thinking about music in your project?

Is it an imperceivable moment early on when writing the screenplay? Is it when typing the script or fleshing out a character’s motives? When DOES a musical element appear in the consciousness of those creatively involved in a project whose role ISN’T the composer? Does it happen? For me, as a compos...

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Doug Nelson

When I start writing te script/story.

Alexandria Seier

My professor told my class that he always starts with music. I can see why because it kind of creates a pace. But before then I used to makes the movies and kind of randomly decide when I was going to pick the film

James Welday

When I’m beginning a project, I always create an extensive playlist of music that fits with the tone that I’d like to capture.

Mélanie Lalande

Starting with the music is very inspiring. All the answers above are great !

Erik A. Jacobson

Probably not typical but here's what I do.There are times when I've used a composer and other times when I've cherry-picked music "needle drops" I like from a music library for a flat fee. Not sure wh...

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Rajasekaran Bose
Rohit Kumar

In India you won't get anyone work for free or friendly that easily. And it's each day job, and per day payment which works here. Not like in European or American market where some maintain incentives...

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Rajasekaran Bose

tnq brother Rohit Kumar

Kevin Gamble

I would be patient and wait until you have money. Free usually looks free, if you know what I mean.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Declan Cole-Flynn
Hiring editors

What do you look for in an edit showreel? The average editor will just go so simply from A to B when you ask em to. It is hard to tell that from a showreel. What do you look for?

Vital Butinar

This is actually a really good question and I've been thinking about similar things in other positions.

But more to the point I actually looked at several showreels a couple of weeks ago and found one...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

My latest discovery about editor showreels is how they edit together the reel is almost more important than how they've edited individual projects. That form of professional branding gives you somethi...

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Declan Cole-Flynn

Good point guys

John Ellis

I have to admit, I haven't ever booked an editor off a reel. The editors I use come recommended by directors/DPs I've worked with.

Karen "Kay" Ross
Sound Mixing a Podcast

Creating high-quality audio content is no easy feat! Even with a BFA in Film & Video Production, Adobe Premiere Pro (although when recording in person, I still use Audacity - still learning Audition), good quality podcast mics, and relatively good knowledge of how to sound mix, it still takes time a...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Working on my next episode and all I can think is - this coffee talk is hard to edit! Conversational does better for live-stream and interview-style does better for pre-recorded. Thoughts?

Jodi Rath

I'm currently working with a team of screenwriters on a psych thriller based partially on true events from my life and got two beat boards made by hand (first--next will be putting them in the softwar...

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Sam Chambliss

Something I heard recently is that audio is just like vfx. You spend your time making a lot of fine adjustments to make everything fit well with each other, so why not do the same for audio? Treat it...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Thanks so much, Jodi Rath and @Sam !

Michal Moc
Digital VFX

Hi I work with Nuke (from The Foundry) and I am available for your movies. Nuke is composting software for special effects. For a paid job I can assemble a small team of experienced people. My specialty is stereoscopy (S3D or 3D as people sometimes call it).

Ben Tobin

I hear you can remove compression artifacts like moire with Nuke sometimes. Do you do that at all?

Nathanael Gabel

I find its quicker to do things in A.E. as far as animating with key frames, render it out to take into Nuke for the high end compositing!

Ben Tobin

I have this dragon project I'm trying to accomplish. Have the dragon as a model [not rigged] and the shots.

Jose Rodriguez

Hey Michal, do you have an online portfolio I may view?

Michal Moc

not yet- I am too busy with projects. But hope to finish my showreel soon.

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