Lesson #11

November 10, 2014

Handouts for this Week

Lesson for This Week




Student Post-Production Workflow (PDF File)
This is a flowchart for a typical 581 film. Notice how many screenings that should be at the minimum. Note also how things are done simultaneously.
Student Post-Production Schedule (PDF File)
This is a sample post production schedule for a 581 film.
Post Production Layout (PDF File)
This is a chart of what goes on at various stages of the post-production process. Note how many things happen simultaneously and the approximate lengths of time for tasks, even when people are working 12 hour days, often six days a week. it's not something we're necessarily proud of; it just seems like there's never enough time to do it right. (This is also something to guard against by the way.)

Assignment for Next Week

Edit the footage from your 508
You should have watched it and taken notes by now. For this week, edit it through -- top to bottom. This is the first time that you are going to be responsible for an entire film's story arc. You will not only want a scene analysis but a real logline for the film. The two loglines that you have created for the class so far should be some guide for you.

Added Material

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American CinemaEditors Organization
In their own words -- Since 1950, ACE has been the honorary society of film editors dedicated to the advancement of our craft and to the conviction that the editor is one of the significant authors of a film. This site has areas of interest relating to the ACE organization including information on the history of ACE, a F.A.Q. on ACE membership,  excerpts from their Magazine,  educational programs and an opportunity to purchase items from the ACE store. Even more important, they sponsor several programs for students. Information on them is available on their site.
This is, primarily, a blog set up to hype Jack James' book "Digital Intermediates for Film and Video", but it contains a large amount of useful material, some of which is highly technical and some of which isn't. There are some cool illustrations which show what a DI can do. The illustrations from the first chapter also show, in very simplified form, what the workflow for a DI is.

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