How You Can Deliver TV in Post Production: Navigating Your Showrunner, Network and Talent

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Emmy Nominated TV Producer (BOARDWALK EMPIRE, FOSSE/VERDON, NURSE JACKIE)

Brad Carpenter is an Emmy nominated producer who for over fifteen years has built a stalwart reputation as one of television’s most sought after and effective producers specializing in post-production. Brad has overseen a slew of massively successful series including HBO behemoths BOARDWALK EMPIRE and SEX AND THE CITY, Showtime’s hit NURSE JACKIE, USA Network’s critically acclaimed THE SINNER, FX’s Emmy-winning FOSSE/VERDON and most recently LITTLE VOICE for Apple TV with executive producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles. Brad continues to produce upcoming TV shows, including the new TV fantasy drama INK MAN, currently in development. Few producers out there are as practiced and knowledgeable about the intricacies of TV post-production as Brad, and as a long-time member of Stage 32’s community, he’s thrilled to share what he knows. Full Bio »

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Whether you’re a writer, an actor, a cinematographer, an editor, sound designer, a colorist, a VFX artist or an animator, every project you work on is going to have to pass through post production on the way to fulfilling its creative promise. Post-production is an intricate, sometimes lengthy and always critical process necessary to turn a bunch of shots, moments, and ideas into a singular and polished product. This is no easy task, and doing it well can lead to strong and ongoing career as a post producer. And if you’re a filmmaker or creator in your own right, peeling back some of the mystery of post can help inform your own art and allow you to better create.

Despite how vital post-production is to any project, it’s often enigmatic and not fully understood. When most people think of production, they only think of a film set and are less able to visualize what comes after the film set is over. The concept of a dark room where so many decisions are made that determine a show’s eventual success is foreign to most. A successful Post Production process requires an elaborate choreographed dance between creativity, technology, time and money. Understanding what that Post Production process entails, and how your skills can best fit into it, is critical towards making whatever you do creatively more successful in the end.

Let’s explore how post production works in scripted episodic TV, one of the most prolific art forms in today’s broadening media landscape.

 

 

Brad Carpenter is an Emmy nominated producer who for over fifteen years has built a stalwart reputation as one of television’s most sought after and effective producers specializing in post-production. Brad has overseen a slew of massively successful series including HBO behemoths BOARDWALK EMPIRE and SEX AND THE CITY, Showtime’s hit NURSE JACKIE, USA Network’s critically acclaimed THE SINNER, FX’s Emmy-winning FOSSE/VERDON and most recently LITTLE VOICE for Apple TV with executive producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles. Brad continues to produce upcoming TV shows, including the new TV fantasy drama INK MAN, currently in development.

Few producers out there are as practiced and knowledgeable about the intricacies of TV post-production as Brad, and as a long-time member of Stage 32’s community, he’s thrilled to share what he knows. Brad will leave no stone unturned in this all-encompassing rundown of TV post-production, so expect to leave with a full picture of how this field works and how best you can approach it yourself.

What You'll Learn

  • How TV Post Production Typically Starts
    • The first call
    • Questions to ask
    • Deciding to take the job
    • Getting to know the scripts
  • Working with the Showrunner
    • How to understand them
    • Case studies
      • NURSE JACKIE
      • THE SINNER
      • FOSSE/VERDON
  • Navigating the Relationships between the Studio and Network
    • Balancing art and commerce
    • Old syndication and deficit financing models vs. ancillary rights in international and streaming
    • Common pitfalls when dealing with both studios and networks
  • Building Out Your Schedule
    • How the studio sees it
    • How production and post see it
    • How your showrunner NEEDS to see it
  • Breaking Down the Schedule So It All Works
    • Overall factors to consider
    • Broadcast vs. Streaming
    • Scheduling grid vs. streaming model
    • The one thing it all comes down to
  • Offline Editorial
    • How many different cuts should you expect to manage?
    • Working with the studio and networking to make sure they watch the cuts
    • Working with the studio and network in receiving notes
    • The crucial Notes Response Document
    • Enhancing collaboration between your creatives and the network
  • Finishing
    • The process of turning over to Sound
    • Sound spotting with the editor
    • Mix days
      • LA vs. New York
    • Turning over to Picture
      • Online
      • Color correct
      • VFX
      • Tilting
  • Delivery and QC
  • Building the Team
    • Finding your post supervision team
    • Finding your music supervisor
    • Finding your composer
    • Finding your editor(s)
    • Finding your music editor
  • Building Collaboration and Consensus
    • Getting on board the showrunner, EPs, line producers, director, AD and DP
    • Fighting for the camera and format they want
    • Building their relationship with your colorist
  • Working with Actors
    • Building and sustaining their trust
    • Directing them in ADR
    • Case studies
      • SEX AND THE CITY
      • NURSE JACKIE
      • FOSSE/VERDON
  • A Day in the Life of Post
  • Q&A with Brad

About Your Instructor

Brad Carpenter is an Emmy nominated producer who for over fifteen years has built a stalwart reputation as one of television’s most sought after and effective producers specializing in post-production. Brad has overseen a slew of massively successful series including HBO behemoths BOARDWALK EMPIRE and SEX AND THE CITY, Showtime’s hit NURSE JACKIE, USA Network’s critically acclaimed THE SINNER, FX’s Emmy-winning FOSSE/VERDON and most recently LITTLE VOICE for Apple TV with executive producers J.J. Abrams and Sara Bareilles. Brad continues to produce upcoming TV shows, including the new TV fantasy drama INK MAN, currently in development. Few producers out there are as practiced and knowledgeable about the intricacies of TV post-production as Brad, and as a long-time member of Stage 32’s community, he’s thrilled to share what he knows.

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How to Break in and Get Any Job in Film or Television

“How can I make it in the movie business?” This is the perpetual question that haunts every generation of budding filmmakers. There are so many success stories that start with humble beginnings, and then there are so many more stories that don’t make it as far. If you want to “make it” in the movie business, you have to know how to get a job in it first. But how? First, there are SO MANY more jobs in this industry than most people realize. Do you know all the many ways to be part of the film industry? Not to mention, it takes a lot of grit to make it in this biz. Most people pay their dues through grueling hours as an assistant with little pay. With the right guidance from someone who has been there and done that, you’ll be able to set yourself up for success for any job in the industry. You just have to know how to get your foot in the door. Matt Harry is a novelist, screenwriter, and filmmaker whose popular  fantasy novel SORCERY FOR BEGINNERS was recently optioned for television by Boatrocker Media with Matt on board to adapt the pilot.  His first produced feature screenplay, FUGUE, landed on several top-ten lists, won Best Horror Film at the Mississippi Film Festival, and was picked up for distribution by GoDigital. Matt has also written screenplays for Primary Wave, Platform One Media, Co-op Entertainment, and Flynn Picture Co. His short film SUPER KIDS, which he wrote and co-directed, has over 6 million views on YouTube. Now, inspired by his new interactive book “You Are A Filmmaker,” Matt is bringing his knowledge and experience to Stage 32 so that anyone looking for an entry-level job in the biz can get one. Matt is going to tell you exactly how to get any job in the film business, starting with the 10 Do’s for ANY job and the 5 Don’ts. He’ll go over how to get a job in development, production, the camera department, post-production, post sound, the art department, as a writer, and even a director. He’ll also answer questions like, “do you need to live in Los Angeles,” and provide tips on how to afford to work in the industry, because let’s face it…when you’re starting out this biz is far from the glamorous life. But don’t worry, with Matt’s insightful tips and experiences, you’ll walk out of this ready to snag any job in the industry.     Praise for Matt's Previous Stage 32 Webinar   "Chockful of examples and able to keep a running theme throughout and not lose the audience. Great enthusiastic speaker." -John S.   "Overall it was very informative. The fact that there was an actual tried and true professional of the industry willing and able to answer questions and give the talk was a very huge plus for me." -Jaboris B.   "Matt has such a way with words. He articulates concepts exceptionally well." -Karthi M.   "Matt was very engaging. His in-depth knowledge of the subject matter was crystal clear." -Tia P.    

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