Post Production Workflow
Name of lecturer(s)
This is an intensive two-day module designed to introduce students to basic post-production techniques and procedures. We will focus mainly on the editing programs AVID MEDIA COMPOSER and DAVINCI RESOLVE.
There will be presentations and demonstrations, but the majority of the module will take place mainly in the form of „LEARN BY DOING“ PRACTICAL EXERCISES - Students will receive HDDs with material from various Czech and international projects. On this material they will try out basic tasks that are commonly performed in post-production - Dailies workflow, render mxf/proxies for editing, applying crop and LUT, transferring metadata, importing to avid, preparing for conform, exporting for audio postproduction and more.
The module will be led by Matěj Podskalský, who worked for four years in the UPP post-production studio on Czech and international projects (e.g. All Quiet on the Western Front - Netflix, Dawn, Ordinary Failures, German-British series Das Boot and others).
THE MAIN AREAS ON WHICH THE MODULE WILL FOCUS:
STANDARD WORKFLOW USED FOR PREPARING FOOTAGE FOR EDITING (DAILIES WORKFLOW) - a combination of AVID MEDIA COMPOSER and DAVINCI RESOLVE
How to correctly set up the project and prepare the material for editing to avoid problems with conform etc. later?
How to properly render and import mxf/proxies and what to watch out for?
Why is Avid Media Composer and Davinci Resolve the most used software in post-production and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
EXPORTING PREVIEW VIDEOS
What is fast start and what is it for?
What software is best for exporting previews?
How to export a preview to keep the size as small as possible and of sufficient quality?
What resolution and bitrate should I choose?
LUT - working with LUT, cropping and input sizing in davinci resolve
How to select and apply a suitable LUT?
How to import a custom LUT from a cinematographer/colorist?
EDITING IN DAVINCI RESOLVE AND THE WORKFLOW ASSOCIATED WITH IT
How to correctly prepare the project and material for editing?
What are the possibilities of proxies in Davinci and what are their advantages and disadvantages?
What to watch out for when exporting for sound engineer/sound studio?
What are the drawbacks of Davinci Resolve compared to Avid Media Composer?
SOUND WORKFLOW - EDITING WITH AUDIO MIXDOWN VS. EDITING WITH MULTIPLE AUDIO TRACKS
What are the advantages and disadvantages and which program and settings to choose?
How to cut with mixdown only and how does the so-called audio conform look like?
AVID LIST TOOL - basic settings and EDL exports
What is the list tool for? How to set up basic presets and exports for sound and grading?
Improving technological skills, Gaining basic knowledge of post production, technology and editing software. After completing the module, the student will understand the basic procedures and techniques used in professional post-production and large post-production studios.
Prerequisites and other requirements
Steve Hullfish - Art of the Cut - Conversations with Film and TV Editors-Routledge (2017)
Lance Phillips - Video Editing Made Easy with DaVinci Resolve 18-Packt Publishing (2023)
Create Video with Media Composer-Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (2023)
Avid - Media Composer Fundamentals I - Avid Technology, Inc. (2019)
Steve Hullfish - The Art and Technique of Digital Color Correction-Focal Press (2012)
Evaluation methods and criteria
Module participation and activity
The module is designed for beginners and students who are slightly advanced in post-production and technological skills and knowledge of editing softwares.
Each student should have their own macbook/laptop with these programs:
Avid Media Composer - licensed version (each student should now have a license through FAMU)
Davinci Resolve - free version
If someone does not have their own computer, there will be several school macbooks available.
Schedule for winter semester 2023/2024:
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|Room No. 311
|only for Montage
|Room No. 311
|only for Montage
Schedule for summer semester 2023/2024:
The schedule has not yet been prepared
The subject is a part of the following study plans
- Montage_2020 (optional subject)