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explains the creative aspects of film and video postproduction so as to enhance the understanding and appreciation of film and television. This text provides essential insight into the postproduction process for general film students; those headed for careers as directors, cinematographers, producers, or writers; and those who want to pursue a career in the area of postproduction itself. While focusing on the creative aspects, it discusses many technical considerations along the way and covers up-to-date technological developments. With clear language and a wealth of real-life experience, Creative Postproduction
shows how creativity continues to the very end of the filmmaking process.
- Written by four award-winning, working professionals in film and television, providing students with first-hand insight into the business.
- Includes comprehensive coverage of editing, sound and visual effects, postproduction processes, and film music, giving students a well-rounded view of the entire postproduction process.
- Provides current information on digital filmmaking, video, and other processes, which is of special interest to students who commonly use these media.
- Stresses the esthetic and creative aspects of film work after shooting is complete, an increasingly important aspect of filmmaking as more primary creation occurs in postproduction than ever before.
- Features an extensive glossary of postproduction terminology, giving students a resource to recent terminology that is not yet widely understood.
Creative Postproduction explains the creative aspects of film and video postproduction so as to enhance the understanding and appreciation of film and television. This book provides essential insight into the postproduction process for general film students; those headed for careers as directors, cinematographers, producers, or writers; and those who want to pursue a career in the area of postproduction itself.
Table of Contents
THE CHANGING WORLD OF POSTPRODUCTION, BY ROBERT BENEDETTI.
The Production Process in Brief.
Film versus Video.
I. THE POSTPRODUCTION PROCESS, BY BERNIE LARAMIE. 1. Getting Started.
Post Begins in Prep.
The Human Face of Post.
The Postproduction Supervisor.
The Postproduction Empire. 2. The Post Budget.
Creating the Budget.
The Budget Form.
Doing a Budget Breakdown.
Working Within the Budget. 3. Working with Film
Film Sizes and Formats.
Double System Sound and Synchronization.
The Film Process.
Videotape and Digital Dailies.
Opticals and Special Visual Effects.
Cutting the Negative and Printing.
Dirt. 4. The Nature of Video.
Analog and Digital.
Compression, Frames, and Streaming.
Progressive and Interlaced Video.
Video Standards and Resolution. 5. Video Origination and Editing.
Offline and Online Editing.
The Future. 6. The Post Schedule.
The Art of Scheduling.
The Post Calendar. 7. Special Visual Effects.
Enter the Computer.
Mattes and Green Screen: Cut a Hole, Fill a Hole.
Planning for Effects. 8. Sound.
The Sound Supervisor.
The Sound Design Process.
Pre-Lays and the Final Mix.
Audio Presentation Formats. 9. Prints, Distribution, and Archives.
II. EDITING, BY MICHAEL BROWN. 10. The Editor, the Director, and the Editing Team.
The Relationship of Editor and Director.
Forming the Relationship.
The Editing Team.
Style. 11. The Work Begins.
The Lined Script and the Assistant Editor's Log.
What Can Go Wrong, Will.
Early Technical Problems.
Creative Problems and Sticky Situations. 12. The First Assembly and the Director's Cut.
Editing for Stock Footage and Visual Effects.
The Rough Cut.
Editing for the Story.
Editing for the Actor's Performance.
Editing Action. 13. Toward a Locked Cut.
The Director's Cut.
The Producer's Cut.
The First Screening.
Locking the Cut. 14. Dubbing, Timing, and Printing.
ADR, Narration, and Walla.
The Final Mix.
The Digital Future is Now.
III. MOVIE MUSIC, BY PATRICK WILLIAMS. 15. The Right Music in the Right Place at the Right Time.
Enter the Machine.
Dealing with Temp Music.
The Composer and the Film Editor.
The Music Supervisor. 16. Preparing to Compose.
The First Look.
The Emotional Thrust of the Film.
Pace, Tempo, and Rhythm.
Genre and Style.
Developing and Presenting the Concept.
Spotting and the Music Editor. 17. Composing.
Scoring a Scene.
Sustaining Pace. 18. Finishing.
Approving the Score.
Working with Sound Effects.
The Scoring Session.
Dubbing. 19. A Career as a Film Composer.
Preparing for the Call.
The Demo CD.
Payday. Appendix A: A Typical Production Chart of Accounts.
Appendix B: List of Cited Films.
A Glossary of Film and Television Terms.
List of Illustrations.