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Film Post-Production


Jason Wang

on 8 April 2013

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Transcript of Film Post-Production

Theater Box Office earnings
are the primary metric for
evaluating the success of a film. Standard Release
Simultaneous Release
Straight-to-Video Release
Internet Release CGI Film Editing Post-Production? Visual Effects Scoring the Film Sound Effects The Movie Extravaganza FILM POST-PRODUCTION Now what. So your film is out...
now what? Teasers & Trailers The film is made! Marketing & Distribution Coming Soon... Now available from.. Film Distributor Theater Exhibition Related Products What is a trailer? an advertisement for a film that is shown in theaters before its release
primarily made for big-budget motion pictures
under 2 minutes 30 seconds long Purpose build hype & attract audiences
alert audiences that a movie will be coming soon to theaters "The period following filming or taping in which a motion picture or television show is readied for public presentation"--Merriam Webster Importance of Music in Film Music to enhance emotion and tell a story UP - Carl & Ellie Sequence Music to influence emotion and connotation Bambi - Inception Trailer Importance, Influence and Process The Music Department Music editor Orchestrator Contractor Film Conductor Sound Designer Submit it to a Film Festival! Wait for the reviews... And if your film is well-received... Filmmakers all over the world send their films to Hierarchy of Sound Elements: Background Sound Effects:
Forest sounds, buzzing of lights, car interior sounds (sometimes people talking in the background) Foley Sound Effects:
Footsteps, movement of objects, rustling of fabrics or cloth Design Sound Effects: Futuristic technology sounds Hard Sound Effects:
Door slams, weapons firing, explosions, cars driving by Stats: The largest independent film festival in the USA

Held yearly in Utah

Shows American and international independent films

Holds competitions for dramatic, documentary, feature-length, and short films Visual effects (commonly shortened to Visual F/X or VFX) are the various processes by which imagery is created and/or manipulated outside the context of a live action shoot The Scoring Process The "Rough Cut" viewing and "spotting" Relationship between editing and scoring Composition and Arrangement with editing Records and revises according to performance Over-used, Cliched Sound Effects Screaming Cat Movie Owl Wolf Howl Universal Telephone Ring Online In Print Meet with Director/Producer/Writer Research - Culture, background, feel The Recording of Sound Effects Websites like

track the critical response to a film. IMDB
and Rotten Tomatoes Realistic sound effects usually originate from original sources, but this is not always possible. Small sounds (scissors cutting, cloth ripping, footsteps) are best recorded in a studio Websites like

track the critical response to a film. Big sounds (explosions, gunfire, cars, aircraft) must be recorded by a sound effects editor Visual effects involve the integration of live-action footage and generated imagery to create environments which look realistic, but would be dangerous, costly, or simply impossible to capture on film. Empire Magazine British Film Magazine since 1989

Reviews mainstream and art films

Best selling in Britain Notable sound effects
and where they came from... Star Wars Blaster sound: a guy smacking a cable with a hammer. Visual effects using computer generated imagery has recently become accessible to the Independent filmmaker with the introduction of affordable animation and compositing software. Roger Ebert Jurassic Park's dinosaurs: Whales, lions, and koalas June 18, 1942 – April 4, 2013

Reviewed film for the Chicago Sun-Times

Won a Pulitzer Prize for criticism Star Trek's opening of the doors on the Starship Enterprise; Paper sliding from an envelope The award show formerly known as
"The Academy Awards" Started in 1929

Organized by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Recognizes excellence in cinematic achievements Finally... VFX BREAK DOWN The Music of Inception Compositing is the combining of visual elements from separate sources into single images, often to create the illusion that all those elements are parts of the same scene Today, most, though not all, compositing is achieved through digital image manipulation. Live-action shooting for compositing is variously called "chroma key", "blue screen", "green screen" and other names. All compositing involves the replacement of selected parts of an image with other material, usually, but not always, from another image The Rough Cut Directors Cut Final Cut Use prints or copies of film
Organizing the "raw"
Sync up
Use the Script to cut and splice shots
Create mood, feeling and follow storyline
Director reviews Deal with major flaws:

Director makes creative decisions
Producer or movie studio
reviews the film Line of Action
Cut tight
Cut on movement
Change Scale = Change Angle
"L Cuts" or "J Cuts"
Tweak content to ensure smooth & logical sequence
Finalize editing to carry out the Director's style
Editor might oversee the progress of audio and final selections on music - clips are taken from the most exciting parts of the film to entice audiences

-show just enough to "tease" without "spoilers"
-special shoot footage: clips that are shot only to be used in promotional trailers

-unseen footage from different takes of a particular shot

-billing block and production logos

-voice over History Trailers got their name because they were originally shown after the feature film in a movie theater. early trailers showed key scenes from the film
relied on text to tell the story
narration Then Now montages of selected shots
popular music
condensed sample of the story
cast run Tricks of the Trade to theaters near you Beyond the Theater More Money Made! Licensed merchandise VHS to Blu-ray Trailers also appear in the form of...

-DVD and Blu-Ray bonus features
-online videos
A time frame set during a standard release routine aimed towards different markets. Wide Release
National, over 600 theaters
Limited Release
Selected theaters
Delayed Release
Postponed due to various factors:
budget, timing, artistic problems. Theater Releases Windows Cinema
Market Home
Market Merchandise Market Grossing in the Box Office What is The Amazing Consumer Availability VHS
Compact Disc
Blu-ray Formats Collectibles
Amusement Parks
TV Show Continuation CGI - Computer Generated Imagery CGI Animation Making of Gollum in
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey CGI Imagery and Assets in The Amazing Spider Man computer generated graphics, typically 3D, used to create environments, characters or other assets use of CGI emerged in the 1970s with George Lucas' Star Wars and Industrial Light & Magic studio, though not seriously considered until Disney's TRON in 1982 Why use CGI? produces high quality assets and effects
offers more control and stability, less potential for human error
ability to create otherwise physically impossible assets
able to use a CG artist to produce content without relying on actors, sets, props, etc. TRON's Early CGI CG Animation produced with Motion Capture The use of 3D computer graphics to create dynamic, moving images
3d models are built, rigged with a virtual skeleton, parts are moved at set keyframes, then rendered into a final animation
Motion capture is now used to assist the animation process with live action acting and gestures Orchestrator
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