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

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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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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 Tete
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 Tete

Karen "Kay" Ross you rock

Karen "Kay" Ross

Did they have what you were looking for?

Louis Tete

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 Tete

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.

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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D Marcus

The obvious answer to " if you're going to hide the action, why have an action scene to begin with?" is the stars of action films cannot do what Jackie could do. Same with musicals. In the past there...

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Jack Ritter

That's very true. I like the analogy to musicals. You don't need to cut around Fred Astaire, you can just get the whole dance.

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

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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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.

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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