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

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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Daria Davidova
QC online courses

Hi everyone!

I'm looking for online courses of QC. Does anyone know it? Could you help?

I will be grateful for any help you can provide.

David Trotti

Here's Netflix QC guide

I know Apple used to have a walk through guide for providing content to iTunes.

Every distributor is di...

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Daria Davidova

Thank you, David!

Yvonne Coughlan
Production software recommendations

Hi Folks, I'm looking for advice on an operating system to create 1000s of short videos in different countries with many different collaborators, and crews, but allowing a centralised production system for creating script for voice-overs, shot list for images, call sheets, client sign off on all of...

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David Trotti

I've used Basecamp for coordinating creative teams on TV projects. Probably using a combination of Vimeo (for Video), Google Docs (for shared documents) and Basecamp (for shared folders) you could app...

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Yvonne Coughlan

Thanks David Trotti , yes have been using that approximation method with Vimeo, and Google docs, but will take a look at basecamp now. Having a chat with Celtx tomorrow and checking out Studio binder...

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Matt Muchka

I haven't used it personally yet, but Microsoft Azure could be a possible solution for you

Pat Savage

Microsoft Azure could be a great possible solution Yvonne Coughlan

Cherelynn Baker
easyDCP through Davinci Resolve

Who has used the easyDCP through Davinci Resolve? What was your outcome/experience? Was it worth saving $1500 on a professionally made DCP? Any experiences shared is appreciated!

Philip Sedgwick

SimpleDCP in Culver City. Fast. Affordable. Excellent quality.

Brendan Thatcher
ADR/Foley Space Needed In Seattle

My filmmaking partner and I are finishing a short film, and we are looking for a space to record some ADR and foley sounds in Seattle. I did a Google search on recording studios, and I found many very professional companies that charge more than what our budget allows. Does anyone have any tips or p...

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Lindsay Miernicke

Hey Brendan! I am not from Seattle, but I am a Post Production Coordinator and have had my fair share of searching for ADR Stages. If you are on a budget, try looking at the street view and locations...

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Brendan Thatcher

Thanks Lindsay! I found a film school that has a good ADR setup that is affordable.

Zach Corey
Looking for some help finding work

Hi everyone,

I'm newly graduated from college with a Bachelor of Arts in Media Studies & Production from Temple University in Philly, and I am in the process of searching for jobs. I was just wondering if anyone could help me out with industry specific job websites/listings, or the best way to go abo...

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Dan MaxXx

Move to los angeles. Or atl, nyc. no steady paychecks in philly.

Los angeles is mecca for post production. Earn steady pay and health benefits and work in a cozy Air Conditioned editing suite. It beats humping gear on a movie set, a freelanced lifestyle with 0 job security.

Baillie Maddox

Random question now that I see that you went to Temple. I recently applied to attend their Japanese campus in January. Just looking for something new, and then moving back to California. How is that s...

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Advice on showreel

i'm wondering if anyone has good experience on editing showreels to make them more interesting instead of see the same boring scene one by one eheh thank you :)

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

When I look at actor showreels, I always wonder why they edit them. I can't tell anything if you cut it down to bits. Why not use the longest takes, to show what you can do? Or, send an entire short f...

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Luca Ribezzo

this question is not giving me any advice but just your opinion ahahha anyway thanks

Walter Martyn Cabell

I agree with Vasco, keep it as simple as possible, showcase your talent and nobody else's. A flashy edit and graphics might be counterproductive.

Vasco Phillip de Sousa

Luca, all advice is an opinion. If you want a numerical definite answer to everything, play sudoku.

Nelson Torres

Casting directors these days care less about showreels and more about Instagram and Twitter followers. Just keep it short and your face in focus.

Cherelynn Baker
Who - how - do you edit your .srt file for captions?

Hi Stage 32'ers, I could use a recommendation. I really dislike editing the .srt file - and in fact I am in the middle of one now. Just curious, who do you use for captions? Do you outsource? Inhouse? No house? Thank you for taking the time to answer with your experience!

Stefan LaToure

I do captions. It's easiest for me to import the .srt file and edit it with the video.

John Ellis
Smartphone editing

My 12-year-old granddaughter is shooting videos on her Android phone and is looking for a good (and free) editing app. Not being and editor (or 12), I have no advice for her, so I'm asking the community. What say you all?

Lindbergh E Hollingsworth

Adobe Clip

Cherelynn Baker

Kinemaster - but - it's clunky.

Rakesh Malik

LightWorks, DaVinci Resolve (yes, there are free versions of both that are quite capable).

John Ellis

Thanks!

Tivoli Silas
Special Effects in Adobe After Effects

I'm trying to create a dress transformation along the lines of Cinderella in After Effects, but am struggling to figure out how to make the magical sparks to add to the image. I've looked up several tutorials, but I've found most to be confusing or not fully what I'm looking for. Does anyone know how I can get started with this?

Rakesh Malik

Particles is probably what you're missing in your search.

Cristian Florin Cozmincă
Three editing/coloring projects for free

I am looking for someone with lots of projects to be colored/edited and I am willing to do 3 for free as a test. Can you recommend me some people or topics around here? After doing those 3 for free I am looking forward for a long partnership in this regard. Thank you for your help!

Patricia Poulos

Yes. I hear where you're coming from. Many of my junior staff did not have experience and were trained on the job so that when (and if) they left, they had all the skills they needed for a more senior...

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Vasco Phillip de Sousa

If you really want to do a work experience, approach a local editing company and ask them. Use their equipment, let them look you in the eye. Then they'll know you, and be more likely to hire you.

Stephen Van Vuuren

The old joke is I will do the the third project for free but the first two for free. It's very, very difficult to get a someone to pay after they get initial ones free.

Zachary Stice

I have a feature film I shot on a red epic 6k. Ill let you take a crack at it. if its good, you will get imdb credit and a very loyal friend. message me if you want and I will sgow you the trailer.

Zachary Stice

If you pull it off, Ill even pay you

Geoff Hall
Carl Jung, Dreams and Editing

I found this article very interesting and also challenging when it comes to editing at the screenwriting and also post-production phase. Any thoughts? https://gointothestory.blcklst.com/carl-jung-on-the-structure-of-dreams-......

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Carl Jung on the structure of dreams
Carl Jung on the structure of dreams
Subconscious stories revealed in our sleep in four acts. Carl Jung was a big fan of movies. He said: "The cinema, like the detective story, makes it possible to experience without danger all the excit…
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