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

Jack Ritter
Editing Fights Scenes. Jackie Chan Shows how its done

There's this trend of hiding the action in an action scene to make shooting "easier" or less time consuming, but if you're going to hide the action, why have an action scene to begin with? It's entertaining. I want to see it. Anyway, this video is great. Jackie Chan gives his thoughts on editing a f...

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Andrew Hoffman

hey Jack I'm always looking to get into this kind of editing I need help doing it and was wondering if you needed any support let me know I could always use some extra work thanks bro

Ying Jie Wang

We Chinese all know that Jackie Chan's Kung Fu is very common in China. But in the United States, Jackie Chan's Chinese Kung Fu is very mysterious, I don't understand! But many fans in the United Stat...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

LOVE this series, "Every Frame a Painting". I'm so sad it's ended. Ying Jie Wang It depends if you do martial arts yourself. Not everyone in America is familiar with martial arts so Jackie Chan still...

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Ying Jie Wang

Please don't be sad! Good luck to you!

Rohit Kumar

For me every action movie got it's own director's and cinematographer's style charm to it, and it's unique for their own good and one shouldn't imitate it but learn from it to make it better.. Filmmak...

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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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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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PJ Woodside

We work in sequences of 5-8 minutes and then quick render and pull into one long sequence for viewing. We do everything in-house so we have some flexibility.

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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Karen "Kay" 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.

:-)

Karen "Kay" Ross

I'm not sure if this helps, but sometimes you just have to start - even if you don't feel you're ready. But if you do what you do consistently, and share what you make generously, you'll attract people that want to collaborate.

Anurag Datta

Hello, Larry.

If you need an editor to assist you, please feel free to reach out to me!

Cheers!

:)

Amy Hernandez

I have some experience with editing videos for certain projects, but I am interested in learning more about post-production sound. So if anyone has experience with post-production sound and/or ADR wor...

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Anurag Datta
Editors, let's start a new chain!

There are a lot of editors here. So, how about sharing a trick or two about Premiere Pro and After Effects in the Comments Section? (Any other platform is also welcome, just please mention the platform name)

That way we can increase our network, all the while learning from each other!

I'll start the c...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

There are a lot of short cuts that I love, but let me think more about specific navigation short-cuts. In the meantime, I can't recommend "Tips & Tricks Tuesday with Valentina Vee" enough! She is a tr...

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Karen "Kay" 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 "Kay" Ross

You know what else I love? That she is a female filmmaker influencer. I'm totally down for having more of them! Do y'all know any others?

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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Karen "Kay" Ross

I'm not familiar with NCH Video Pad editor - is this an editing software only on iPad?

Xochi Blymyer
Budget for Finishing Costs on Post on a Documentary

Hello All, I've been working on a documentary. My first one! Rough cut is almost done and I am trying to figure out the costs of The things I will need - sound, vfx, music, color timing, etc. Anyone here know a good resource for these numbers? Or would be up for helping me come up with estimates? Wo...

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Carl Crosby

You might find this site for the templates useful. https://templatelab.com/film-budget-templates/

and this one.

this one has some budgets already done as an...

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Tasha Lewis

See Stage 32 resources. Here are some additional resources Filmdaily.tv, Documentary.org and ITVS.org, Hollywomen.com and Grantspace.org .

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Xochi Blymyer! I feel like you might get a better response in the Producing Lounge since they would be the ones hiring and budgeting for post-production: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/producing

A...

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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 "Kay" 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.

Karen "Kay" 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 "Kay" 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 "Kay" Ross

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

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

Karen "Kay" 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 "Kay" 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 "Kay" 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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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.

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