Post Production

A POST PRODUCTION BLUE PRINT: By Joel Goodman

AUSTRALIAN  SCREEN EDITORS  (ASE) is a cultural, professional and educational organisation, dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in the arts, sciences and technology of motion picture film and televisual post production.

EDITING

Vary your video composition: 10 types of camera shots  engaged throughout the storyline because of the range of camera shots in the film

ART of the CUT WITH “KONG” EDITOR, RICK PEARSON, ACE

ART of THE CUT with KATE SANFORD, ACE EDITOR of “BOARDWALK EMPIRE” & “VINYL”

Award-Winning Sherlock Editor Unlocks the Secrets of Editing

For Miles, it all began with a love of cinema and television. He declares legendary director David Lean’s inspiring movies as a big influence. “I can’t tell you how many times I’ve watched The Bridge on the River Kwai.”

Fitness & Editing Hollywood Blockbusters with Alan Bell, AC

POST MAGAZINE:  Editing ARRIVAL

Joe Walker has established himself as the go-to editor for directors Denis Villeneuve and Steve McQueen. His relationship with McQueen includes cutting 12 Years A Slave (2013) and his short film Ashes (2014), while Villeneuve’s films include Sicario (2015) and more recently, Arrival. He’s currently working with Villeneuve on next year’s release, Blade Runner 2049, and recently took a short break to speak with Post about his career, his work with the director and how he achieved the final cut for Arrival, which has taken in more than $80 million since it debuted in mid November.

The Australian Screen Editors Guild (ASE) is a cultural, professional and educational organisation, dedicated to the pursuit and recognition of excellence in the arts, sciences and technology of motion picture film and televisual post production.

It aims to promote, improve and protect the role of editor as an essential and significant contributor to all screen productions.

The ASE is a national organisation formed in 1996. It has members across Australia as well as overseas. The Guild is an association of professional screen editors and assistants working in a wide range of disciplines including:  Feature Films, Documentary, Television, Commercials, Corporate Video, Short Films, Music Video, Multimedia, Online Content, Education and Training

Nashville Filmmakers Guild NLE Debate, 3 local filmmakers taking the stage and each representing their NLE of choice: Adobe Premiere Pro CC, Apple Final Cut Pro X and Avid Media Composer.

ART OF THE CUT WITH JABEZ OLSSEN ON EDITING “ROGUE ONE”

Final Cut Pro vs Adobe Premiere: Best Video Editor?

The Rule of Six

IN THE TRENCHES clip CUTTING ON MOTION

Jump cut examples

Blade Runner: Pan & Scan vs. Widescreen

Clip 2: Five-Shot Method

How to edit a video sequence

WHAT EXACTLY DO YOU PUT IN A SEQUENCE

Five shot sequence: Tutorial and example

Useful Tools for Editors By Scott Simmons 11.21.15

A Student Interview with Alan Edward Bell A.C.E. link

Behind the Scenes with Gravity link

Digistore  Australia

Editing – the chemistry behind the cut of Breaking Bad

Film and Video Post-Production technology explained – link to videos

Full workflow for editing the #1 Feature Film, “War Room”

Fusion

NAB 2014 – digistore

Nuke Tutorials

SUBTITLES:

HOW  TO  BURN  SUBTITLES  INTO  VIDEO:  If you get you captions as a standard captions file (.srt, .ass, etc) then you can do it with ffmpeg, or one of the gui versions of ffmpeg.  You can combine the compression to whatever output format you’re creating into the subtitle burning stage.  So for example if you wanted to create a good quality mpeg4: ffmpeg -i input.mov -c:v libx264 -preset slow -profile:v main -crf 20 -pix_fmt yuv420p -vf “subtitles=yoursubtitles.srt” output.mp4.   SUBRIP:  Leave it as a separate SRT file, most TV’s now would just play ‘movie’ with a ‘movie.srt’ file in the same folder…Or as with vast number of mkv files, use
mkvtoolnix to merge in the srt file into the mkv file, you’ll still retain vid/audio/subs tracks, not burnt in.

OpenSubtitles.org

SUBTITLE  EDIT:  is a free (open source) editor for video subtitles – a subtitle editor. Has OCR for corrections, edit/resync any subs. Export stl/scc formats ? if so,
then  read it in and you can edit it like a text editor….then you can save it out as another bunch of other formats.

DSRT

CHOCOLATEY Software Management Automation:  A package manager like apt-get on linux or home-brew for mac. A script that will install it for you, and from then you can add tools like ffmpeg by just typing choco install ffmpeg.  Unfortunately ffmpeg doesn’t seem to like .stl or .scc subtitles, but it’s pretty easy to translate stl to srt using a word-processor and find and replace (or sed / awk on the command line).

CODEC:

You need to find out what the actual Codec is. You can do this by finding an application that can query the MXF.

For example: http://www.opencubetech.com/page20/XFReader

Or if you know the camera it came from you can determine the format this way.  If the files are from a camera that has a plugin for premiere then you should just be able to download the plugin from the camera vendors website.

Paper Stories 

Testing the new Grease Pencil tools for upcoming Blender 2.73

Red Giant – go to 1 December 2014

Autodesk 2015 Releases

Nuke 8 Recording of Life Digital Event

LTO Archiving for Digital Media

The Great Gatsby – VFX before and after

SOME  EDITING  SYSTEMS OVER THE YEARS

Media 100 Suite Now Available FREE, New macOS Sierra Support

STEENBECK > VIDEO TAPE > SHOTLISTER > HEAVYWORKS, LIGHTWORKS > FINAL CUT PRO > QUANTEL

Light works

Shotlister – Cinema Papers No 70 November 1988 Page 6

Shotlister User Manual

Template-based edit decision list management systems.  These days, linear video editing systems have been superseded by non-linear editing (NLE) systems which can output EDLs electronically to allow autoconform on an online editing system

Edit Decision Lists or EDL is used in the post-production process of film editing and video editing. The list contains an ordered list of reel and timecode data representing where each video clip can be obtained in order to conform the final cut.  EDLs are created by offline editing systems, or can be paper documents constructed by hand such as shot logging.

SMPTE TIME CODE – VIRTUALLY UNCHANGED AFTER ALMOST 50 YEARS

ABC, Gore Hill in the Fifties.  Some of the major items of broadcast equipment installed in the Gore Hill television studios from 1956 to 1959.

Double-system recording is a form of sound recording used in motion picture production whereby the sound for a scene is recorded on a machine that is separate from the camera or picture-recording apparatus.

flatbed editor is a type of machine used to edit film for a motion picture.  Picture and sound rolls load onto separate motorized disks, called “plates.”

Audio editing with double system audio

The dramatic ways that technology has changed editing

 

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