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

Joe Compton
Female Film Editors for an interview

I am looking for a Female or someone who identifies as she/her, who is a Film Editor to take part in a show I produce wherein you will have a conversation with another female book editor. It will be on video and the conversation will be about an hour and a half. If interested please message me here....

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Joe! Even if this isn't a paid position, you may find a better response by posting this as a Job Listing: https://www.stage32.com/find-jobs/add

Joe Compton

Thanks Kay. I didn't post it there because I thought that was what job listings were for, paid positions but I will give it a shot.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Yeah, it would be considered "hiring on-air talent" even though it's a "Subject Matter Expert", and you just define that as a podcast guest there is no monetary compensation (because it's promotional for them).

Krystal Alexandria

I’m interested! Curious to know more information. Here’s my email info@krystalclearmedia.com

Alexa Vallejo
Apple M1 chips vs PC Intel - mobile workstation

Hello everyone. New here to Stage 32 but so grateful to have found this community. I am a freelance video editor and am in need of some insights. Last year, due to the pandemic, I ended up building my first PC desktop. I've been an apple fan for years but with the quick turn around to have a remote...

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Vital Butinar

Joey Morelli yeah I have floppies too. I remember how psyched I was when I got my first zip drive.

Those US robotics 56k Modems were great! I remember how much I hated connecting myself, so I stuck a...

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Damon Claussen

@vital points for bringing up Amiga and C64. I'd imagine the Atari you're speaking of is the ST. I had a Coleco Adam, C64 (best game computer ever... Fask hack'em and Nibble Copy ruled), and still hav...

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Alexa Vallejo

Hey Damon. Appreciate the input. I ended up going with the mac mini. Feels like the best fit for my current situation. I still have a PC workstation at home but for mobile, the mac min it is. Thank you!

Joey Morelli

Alexa Vallejo ...keep the eGPU in mind with that Mac Mini...would turn it into a beast. I use the Sonnet 650 with an AMD wx9100 (16GB VRAM) and they just released a 750ex with a built-in USB hub & eth...

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Alexa Vallejo

Hey Joey Morelli. Yes, will most definitely keep the eGPU in mind. Thank you for the update on the 750ex. Appreciate it!

JT Rieder
When the post audio studio meets the director

Introduction stages are probably the most difficult and tense period for anyone in the industry. I have found the experience does mater greatly. Having a solid resume, samples of past work, references. Can all add up to a good first start.

I continually remind myself when discussing a director's proj...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

What a fantastic reflection, thank you for sharing, JT! Dude... communicating workflow is everything LOL! Yeah, planning for post in pre is so crucial. Do you ever review scripts in Pre-production in...

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JT Rieder

Thanks Kay..

I believe that only a very small handful of projects I've done, afforded me the pleasure of sitting in on pre-production meetings and scheduling. On some occasions, I have had the luxury o...

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Diego Silva Acevedo

Audio is very very important, filmmakers should have a budget for it. but sometimes you have no budget even for production. I always try to have budget for post production, if I need some more money i...

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Rob Trombino
What will they “see”??

WHAT WILL THEY “SEE”??

There is no better way to sell your idea and vision to a potential investor/producer/studio than with a “proof of concept” short film.

I’m not talking about trying to cram what would be an entire series or a two hour film into a ten minute short.

It’s about taking the best piec...

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Rob Trombino
Pro Tip . . .

Part of the process in bringing your vision to life, is in collaborating with the filmmaker and their crew in pre-production. By working with everyone during shot planning and design, this collaboration becomes advantageous to see where and how to maximize the time, resources and budget to get the s...

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Mike Gasaway

Hey. Check out my preproduction platform. www.filmatick.com

Nick Tann
Music

I compose music for films and use MusicXray and a couple of other sites. As a film maker, how do YOU go about choosing the right music?

Nick Tann

Wasn't loaded and thanks for your comment. I was wondering where exactly you find the music? A website you use or do you use a music supervisor?

Devin Connelly

Ok well, that's not what your question stated, but in any case I personally go to a number of source. The two most common (simply due to their low prices) are iTunes and AudioJungle.net

Jeff Jordan

Devin, you use iTunes as a source to gather music for your project? I am assuming as a reference, correct?

Jeff Jordan

Nick, what other places do you use? For a lot of my projects I use shockwave-sound.com. There are a couple of composers that are great at providing options on each track. ie.. 30 sec, 60 sec, full and...

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.O.L Green-Bush

@jeff are the tracks royalty free? .O.

Michael Connolly
Colour grading...

Hey everybody, Had a question regarding Colour grading... we just finished a documentary and its a really mess... we graded it colour in Davince Resolve but the new version is not out yes so we had to use the Beta and its just not good enough yet. so we where wondering what other colour programs are good to use? we edited the film in FCPX.

Tony Elwood

Michael, what is your machine setup, ram, drive space? I know if you're using plugins or correcting within final cut pro x, it requires a ton of ram and hardrive space. Question...is the color finale...

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Michael Kang

Are you using the free DaVinci Resolve? The full version should be able to handle ANY color grading jobs you have. Perhaps it would be useful if you detailed what problems you are currently trying to solve?

Michael Connolly

We did the film in Resolve but when we bring it back it jumbles the film.... and becomes to much work to fix... the pay version for 15 needs to come out because. 14 does not work with FCPX...

Stephen Van Vuuren

The paid of version of 14 gets you the paid version of 15 - running it here now although it's a bit buggy. Alternative would be Red Giant Color Suite in After Effects

Ashley Lynch

The Resolve beta is just fine for grading, or if you’re have compatibility issues, you can always go back a version. Most NLEs have basic colour grading functions. Where they’ll start to fall short is...

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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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Theophilus Lamar
Audio Drama recording using multiple microphones

As I look to build my Audio Drama universe, I'm trying to figure out the best way to record voices from multiple microphones into one computer. What sort of equipment do I need in order to plug in my USB microphones so that each voice is its own track? Note: I may not be using the right terms but I'...

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Christopher Phillips

Each person would have a microphone run to a mixer, each mic with its own mixing control. You won't be able to separate all the channels since it gets mixed down together when you run it to the comput...

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Theophilus Lamar

Thanks!

Christopher Phillips

Of course...

Claire Dodin

You need an interface with multiple lines in. Then you plug in each microphone to a different line in (most likely XLR or jack, it can't be USB), and then you record in a multitrack DAW (like Pro Tool...

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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

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.

Barry Ryerson

I've just spotted this. Doubtless I'm too late now, but I help repair audio including de-noising. If I can help out please do get in touch.

Claire Dodin

For noise reduction, the best software I know is Izotope RX pro. I think they are on nb 8 now. It can work as a plugin in your DAW.

Gio Silva
i need VFX artist!!!!

Hey, guys right now I'm looking for a special effects artist that can make velociraptors for the film. we recently finished filming Forgotten world Ep.2 a Jurrasic park spin-off series and we need a couple of shots with raptors. if you're interested let me know! please share this with anybody that m...

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Julie Brett
Green Screen problems. Hope for advice

Hey guys, I was hoping to get some advice from some green screen experts. The video in question is below. I find I'm having regular issues with lighting when it comes to my green screen and it creates tons of extra work. I can get an even light on my green screen as long as it's close in, the minute...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Are you using any lights at the base of your green screen? If all of your lights are at the top of your green screen, then the throw will be softer at the bottom (for full body). You can place your li...

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Leya Marincic

Well I'm not an expert on green screens because my partner is more in his element here. But I just asked him and he said that what Karen "Kay" Ross told you is one thing to look out for. Even lighting...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Found this cool video from Aputure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x5lfClXuUIw

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