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

Sean Mannion
Creating Opening Titles

I've always had an interest in creating opening titles, so I put together this guide that covers a few different methods and provides resources: https://blog.kitsplit.com/how-to-create-amazing-opening-titles-for-your-......

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Making a First Impression: How to Create Amazing Opening Titles for Your Film
Making a First Impression: How to Create Amazing Opening Titles for Your Film
The opening titles for your film or show can be vital for setting the tone of what the audience is about to get themselves into. And a great opening title sequence can have a life beyond the core material.
Katie Collins

Awesome, thank you for sharing!

Jackie Kirkpatrick
Editing Software for Older Computers

Hello, I'm looking for suggestions for good FREE editing software that can still work on older computers running Windows 8. My computer with Windows Vista finally died and I had acquired a used computer that runs Windows 8. I've been dying to get my mitts on some editing software for years, but of c...

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Tony S.

Avid Media Composer Free works on Win 8 Pro. Check the specs to see if your computer meets the criteria.

https://www.avid.com/media-composer-ultimate/comparison...

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Jackie Kirkpatrick

Thanks. Unfortunately this is not a professional or enterprise version just straight up 8.1 and 6.00GB installed RAM so probably couldn't run. Unfortunately can't get a new computer until after I get...

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Tony S.

Okay, try Avid Free DV. It was discontinued a long time ago. Used it way back, and the requirements should be far less. I believe it was coded to run on Win XP. On Win 8, it can run in Compatibility m...

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Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

HitFilm Pro or Express, Sony Vegas

Jackie Kirkpatrick

Thanks for the suggestions, much appreciated. Will give these a shot.

Marci Urling
Sale of Equipment

Hi People,

Can anyone recommend a good site for the sale of camera equipment?

Thank you.

Landis Stokes

Depends on what you're looking for specifically and where you are based. B&H buys and sells equipment. Adorama Camera is their direct competitor. Depending on what you are looking for Amazon might hav...

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Marci Urling

Thanks Landis. This is for selling equipment.

Joseph F. Alexandre
USB external drive formatted for both PC and mac? But doesn't work!!!

So an editor I'm working w/ prepared some 1080 ProRes files for a distrib. The distrib wants a USB external drive formatted for both PC and mac.... Of course, I get the drive and of course it works on neither.... But of course it works on his system....

Because he didn't format to exFAT, correct????

Robert A. Ober

Probably. Seems to be somewhat hit and miss based on what others have posted elsewhere. But some folks don't seem to have trouble with exfat. At least one of the Mac utilities to read NTFS calle Parag...

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Joseph F. Alexandre

thanks for info! He says he did exFAT, kind of a drag...

Rakesh Malik

There are some exFat settings that some operating systems don't support... it's a major drag. I use Media Four's mac drive utility, that's been pretty dependable, though a bit on the slow side with AFS.

Karen Blaney
Karen Blaney

Marked for Trade (typo above)

Sean Mannion
Video on Mixing Dialogue with Music

Helpful video hear on mixing dialogue with music. Always a pain, no matter how many times I do it: https://bit.ly/2Od6UA5

Rob Meglio
Visual Effects

Is there anyone who could point me in the right direction for VFX opportunities?

Amanda Toney

Also check our Jobs section, too, Rob. We do get listings for VFX there.

Debbie Croysdale

I’m learning basics in Dublin this year, but only so I can tell a VFX pro what I want them to do on my own work. Its useful to know what “tools are out there” some filmmakers miss out on cool or spect...

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Sean Mannion
A beginners' guide to color correction

An introductory guide for those who might want to dive into some basic color correction when they can't afford to hire a colorist: https://blog.kitsplit.com/color-correcting-for-video-starter-guide/?utm_......

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Color Correcting for Video: A Starter Guide
Color Correcting for Video: A Starter Guide
Color correcting has an incredible power to give films a polished, cinematic look. The difference between a cool, blue-ish tone of a film vs. a classic, grainy film aesthetic can really set the tone,…
Debbie Croysdale

Thanks for the share.

Louis "Lou" Martinez
Off Topic: Best Coffee Maker Under $300.00

OK, let's be real. Most people do drink coffee, and I'm in the market to buy a new coffee maker for my studio!

Bear with me, the reason I ask this question, is because I feel this topic can make a great ICE BREAKER for conversation, and I would love to hear back from you folks.

Thanks,

Lou

Jason Mirch

Hey Lou, if you're looking to host guests, I would always suggest a Nespresso or Keurig coffee maker. They're more professional than pouring out of a pot and they have environmentally friendly reusabl...

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Louis "Lou" Martinez

Hi Jason, love the TAG line... Well I have to say it looks like I'm getting a Nespresso for my lounge. Coffee is on me, if you ever come to Atlanta.

Anthony Mack
Lookiing for sample stuff

Hi everyone im looking for anybody who has an raw shorts or films for me to practice editing and sound designing on and to critique it I am old radio Imaging guy and I'm looking to stat a career in editing and sound design!!!! Can anybody help??

Debbie Croysdale

Great idea to gather raw footage and get well practiced before the dreaded cut off times involved in studio editing. Hope you get material desired cos its imperative to be hands on before pressure kic...

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Michael Jones

It's a paid service, but I recommend editstock.com I've gotten some good raw footage from there to practice with! And the prices are pretty reasonable...

Anthony Mack

Thanks guys!!!!

Sean Mannion
Beginner's Guide to Editing

I wrote a guide to editing for beginners. A primer to help new people get started with editing. https://blog.kitsplit.com/how-to-edit-video-a-guide-for-beginners/?utm_s......

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Martina Cook

Amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Debbie Croysdale

@Sean Thanks for share. A lot of people overlook the fact, that no matter how good a masterpiece of performance is in the studio, it still has to be “Edited”. My first experience of learning studio ed...

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Harold Chattaway
Title card for film

Hello all and Happy New Year!

I am working on a documentary now about the history of New England band Concerts... they are a pretty big tradition in New England on town commons with the history going back over 100 years.

@NEBandConcerts

I am scoping out the various piece...

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Concert On The Common
Concert On The Common
Concert On The Common is a new documentary film that will explore the history of New England Band Concerts. Many New England towns have band stands like the one in the banner where on summer nights, a…
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