Post Production

Switching from Final Cut Pro 7 to DaVinci Resolve 14

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Switching from Final Cut Pro 7 to DaVinci Resolve 14 With the upcoming release of Mac OS “High Sierra” this month, it’s been announced that Apple’s Final Cut Pro 7 will no longer be supported (see here: Final Cut Pro is Officially Dead). So what about the 10 years of Final Cut Pro projects I…

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IFH 181: Trailer Editing Techniques to Cut a Badass Movie Trailer

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Trailer Editing Techniques to Cut a Badass Movie Trailer I’ve probably edited over 500 movie trailers, network promos, and commercials in my career. So many indie filmmakers and feature film editors think they can just throw together a trailer for their feature film and make it work. Over the years, I’ve shared my Trailer Editing Techniques…

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Final Cut Pro 7 is Officially DEAD!

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Final Cut Pro 7 is Officially DEAD! It finally has happened, Final Cut Pro 7 is officially dead. Apple announced that FCP 7 will not be supported the latest MAC OS upgrade High Sierra. I was a long time hold out and was editing and finishing for clients on Final Cut Pro 7 as recently as last…

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Watch: Fight Club and the Art of Sound Design

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Fight Club and the Art of Sound Design Sound design is an integral part of making a film, but it is often one of the most unnoticed. This may be its strength, not a weakness. Creating sound to suit actions in scenes takes a whole lot of ingenuity to blend seamlessly into the movie such…

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DCP: What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package?

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What the HECK is a Digital Cinema Package (DCP)? In its simplest form, Digital Cinema Package or more commonly known as a DCP could be seen as the digital version of a 35mm film print. Its main advantage is that you can present it to theaters to enable them to project it via a digital projector. A…

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR

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How to Achieve the Film Look with Your DSLR The whole film vs digital debate has been raging on for decades now. I’m old school and LOVE the look of film but I also love the power and speed of shooting digital. What’s an indie filmmaker to do? Creating a convincing “film look” out of your…

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production

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Understanding the 5 Stages of Indie Film Production Film Production is created in 5 phases: development, pre-production, production, post-production and distribution. Each phase has a different purpose, with the overarching goal to get to the next one, and ultimately on to distribution. Each stage varies in length, and different roles suit different stages. Sadly, some…

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How to Save Days Syncing Video Dailies with Pluraleyes

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How to Save Days Syncing Video Dailies with Pluraleyes I don’t know about you but syncing video dailies drives me nuts. It takes forever to do and if you don’t have a timecode slate on set it can take days. Help is on the way. I started using this witchcraft…I mean program to sync my…

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[WATCH] All of Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film School

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Robert Rodriguez’s 10 Minute Film Schools – ALL OF THEM I’ve been a huge fan of the way writer/director Robert Rodriguez makes his films. The almost total creative control within the studio system is remarkable. Before Youtube film schools there was the 10-minute film schools on every DVD release of any Robert Rodriguez film. These 10 minute film…

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