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

Darren A. Furniss
Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence on 'Interstellar' Sound
Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence on 'Interstellar' Sound (Exclusive)
Christopher Nolan Breaks Silence on 'Interstellar' Sound (Exclusive)
"I've always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it's the right approach for this experiential film," Chr…
Amanda Toney

Awesome

Stage 32 Staff - Julie

Love this - “I’ve always loved films that approach sound in an impressionistic way and that is an unusual approach for a mainstream blockbuster, but I feel it's the right approach for this experiential film,” Christopher Nolan

Darren A. Furniss

Me too!

Shamiek-Ali Artis
Production company start up

Hello my name is Shamiek, im new to stage 32 and im excited to network and create great content. i recently started a production company, and i wanted to get few pointers about the best way to start out. Also im having trouble figuring out how to find sources to work with brands, companies. Anything helps thank you

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

If you run a company you have to have products and services which you can offer through sales. The best way to start is to write a businessplan, that will make you think on how to go about it.

Cherelynn Baker
Collab: music - soundtrack for short film project?

Hi - I'm looking for a collab on a short film pet project I have. If you are interested, please DM me.

Anton Du Preez

Is it too late to respond? Just found this network a few weeks ago.

Cherelynn Baker

Hello Anton Du Preez Thank you for responding and welcome to Stage 32. This project has wrapped though I have some others in the works for 2019. Stay in touch!

Anton Du Preez

Will do! Looking forward to it!

Martina Cook
Looking for books/resources on colour grading recommendations

Hi, any colourist in here? Any good colour grading book to recommend for a beginner? Or even online websites where I could learn? Thanks!

Alessandro Machi

Not only do you need color bars on your screen, you have to verify they are displaying correctly by using a Waveform and a Vectorscope. Plus you need color bars that have pluge. So many projects end up crushing the black levels its somewhat surprising to me.

Rakesh Malik

Alexis von Hurkman's book includes a section on how to do color calibration correctly. There's more to it than just buying a probe, and if you get a bad probe you won't get reliable results. And witho...

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Nick Savides

Have been meaning to pick up Alexis von Hurkman's book, Rakesh Malik. Thanks for the recommendation.

Nick Savides

Martina Cook, I once did a podcast interview with a colorist who worked on films like 12 Year a Slave, Iceman, Percy Jackson, and the conversation helped me get a better sense of a colorist's workflow...

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Martina Cook

Thank you all, great stuff :)

Pierré Steven Buys
Constructive networking as a Editor

Im Interested in Constructive networking as a Editor, even if it means editing something at a reduced rate or helping someone, I can talk. Im an extremely committed individual who wants to start the ground work of getting set up as a very connected professional remote editor here in South africa. Pe...

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Comedic webseries Editor - Grader wanted (low budget)

Hi,

I just shot a webseries in South Africa, on the topic of fast travel, female friendship, social media. The final product will be 6 episodes of 5 minutes. I am now in LA and am looking for an editor and a grader who want to work together.

The project will be either crowdfunded or sold so there is a...

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Bill Albert

I'd be interested in finding out more.

Eric Lau

Still looking for a grader? I am keen to help out. Just sent you a network request and we can discuss on it :)

Ramon Richardson
Converting from PC to Mac

I finally got a Mac version 10. something. I have 1920 X 1080 editied phootage that I did with Windows Live. When I convert it to Mp4 Mov or Mpeg to be used with the Final Cut or Imovie the phootage loses alot of quality. How do I fix this? Thanks. Here is a trialer that I started on WIndows and Fin...

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Dmitry Puzyrev

Don't convert it to .mp4 because it is compressed format. Use .avi or something without compression, than convert it to .mov

Kevin Gamble
"Paul Stretch"

What a great tool for sound design, it's a free plugin, and very useful for creating unique sfx, ambiances, etc.

Willem Lodewijk Elzenga

What does it do? (This is what I make as a hobbyist: https://youtu.be/kEky0Fa55ds )

Kevin Gamble

Thanks William, you can warp/manipulate any sound, isolate harmonics, add overtones, change the pitch, tons of possibilities.

Marcos Lamoreux
Looking for contacts in sweden

I'm living in Stockholm for 2 months now, don't know anyone yet.

Say hi and we have a nice conversation or some future project start

Seana Kofoed
CCSL recommendations

Hey there! Does anyone have a post place that does CCSL at an indie rate? We're getting quoted close to 2k which is so brutal. (Hoping for closer to 1k). Both our ISA and our Distributor are asking for one.

James Hoey
Color Correction in Final Cut Pro X

I am trying to finish editing a short film that has sat unattended for almost a year. The initial files were done in Adobe Premiere Pro. I truly hate PP. After reinserting some VFX from After Effects I have converted everything into Final Cut Pro. Now I am trying to color correct the newly inserted...

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James Hoey

Thanks again Sean. Yeah, it looks like it's going to be eyeballing all the way. It is so painful to be so close but not get that last, tiny hue adjustment to match everything up. To add salt to the wo...

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Tyler Duffin

you may have already answered this and I am sorry if you have but dosent exporting a final cut xml from PP take the color values with it as well?

Again sorry if this was already answered. I just had a similar issue and that was the resolution that was given to me.

James Hoey

Hi Tyler. It did for the scenes that were previously corrected. A lot of VFX scenes were not completed. I completed them in After Effects and exported them into FCP. I can get very, very close, but no...

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Tyler Duffin

Ok wasnt sure, hope everything works out for you. Also you may try resolve i believe they have that function

James Hoey

Thanks for that. Well noted.

Jeff Lyons
Iatse signs new deal--might be a stinker

THE BIZ: IATSE comes in with new Basic Agreement with Producers. Looks like almost nothing on streaming, almost nothing on turnaround, and other poorly negotiated terms many in the union find "unacceptable." Basically, IATSE rank and file did not get the same kind of terms the other Hollywood unions...

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IATSE Reaches Deal on New Three-Year Contract With Studios, Networks
IATSE Reaches Deal on New Three-Year Contract With Studios, Networks
Negotiators for the West Coast members of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees - Hollywood's key below-the-line union - have reached a three-year tentative agreement with studios a…
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