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Description of Film Post Production 1. Film Post Production Film Post Production is about post processing of finished sh...

Description of Film Post Production

1. Film Post Production

Film Post Production is about post processing of finished shot or animation created with software, including adding special effects, attaching text, developing an audio, etc, so that to make it as a whole film. Post softwares can specifically be divided into plan software, synthesis software, non-linear editing software and three-dimensional software.

Film Post Production plays a very important role in the whole film production, and it is a module incorporating the film pre-production. It also means the final module, because it will make up the deficiency met and problems unsolved during the process of film pre-production, thus making it be the hardest session.

2. Content of Film Post Production

General speaking, Film Post Production includes three large parts. First is the editing of the scene, i.e. the so-called film editing. Second is the special effect production, such as special transition effect of the lens, fade-in and fade-out, iris-in and iris-out, etc. Now it also includes the use of animation and 3D special effects. Third is that after the sound and stereo are brought into the film, we still need to consider the sound production during film post production, including the appearance of vertical montage in the film theory afterwards. All these three parts are necessary component of film post production.

Traditional TV editing is conducted in the editing machine, which is usually composed of a player and a recorder. The film editor chooses a piece of suitable material through the player, records it on the tape of the recorder, and then looks for next scene. In addition, advanced editing machine has very powerful special effects, which can make all kinds of dissolves, adjust the color, or make subtitles. However, because tape recording is in sequence, you cannot insert or delete a scene between two existing pictures, unless you re-record all of the pictures that come after the inserted or deleted one. This kind of editing is called linear editing which has brought many limits to the editor. Though traditional editing has its characteristics, it has great limitations, which not only has greatly reduced the editor’s creativity, but also wasted them of much precious time in complicated operations.

3. Process of Film Post Production

Film Post Production is basically such a process of preliminary editing, formal editing, composition and composition selecting, special effects input and dubbing synthesis.

Preliminary Editing

It is also called rough editing. Nowadays’ editing is normally conducted in the computer, so the shooting material has to be input into the computer first after magnetism transition. After that the director and editor can start preliminary editing. During this process, the director will assemble the material based on the sequence of script, and edit them into a version without visual effect, narration or music.

Formal Editing

After the preliminary editing approved, it will then go into formal editing phase which is also called fine editing. First, it will alter the unsatisfactory parts coming from preliminary editing phase. And second, it will incorporate parts with special effects into advertising film. So far, the work of advertising film and scene is then competed.

Composition or Composition Selecting

The music of advertising film can be composed or selected songs. The differences are: if it is composed, the music will be unique and can match perfectly with the scene. However, the cost will be relatively expensive. If it is a selected song, though it is comparatively economic, other adverting films may use it too.

Special Effects Input

This process is rather critical, doing special effects to those scenes which is not good or cannot be obtained in itself. During this process, very professional special effects software will be used. The reason why many films we see have super strong visual effects is that they do very well in this process.

Dubbing Synthesis

Narration and dialogue is done in this part. After narration, dialogue and music is completed, the sound editor will add various kinds of sound effects. So far, the sound elements of the advertising film are all ready. The last step is to adjust the volume of all above elements to an appropriate level and then synthesize. 

Common software in Film Post Production

  • Mocha Pro

Mocha Pro drastically reduces time spent on manual masking & key-framing projects. X-spline and Bezier tools are designed to quickly create and edit detailed roto shapes. When linked to mocha’s planar tracking, roto shapes inherit motion and perspective, dramatically reducing manual keyframe work. Advanced tools for shape editing include per-point edge feathering, join layers tool, transform tool, group layers and more make mocha Pro the ideal system for rotoscoping.

Mocha Pro 5′s Insert Module allows you to render an image onto your tracked surface within mocha Pro or back to your host timeline with the new plug-in option. Composite with realistic motion blur or render out the tracked insert. Powerful mesh warp distortion tool allows the user to wrap and bend inserts onto non flat surfaces. Combines with Lens Module for realistic VFX compositing on distorted footage.

  • Nuke software

Our industry leading NUKE range offers cutting-edge toolkits covering VFX, editorial and finishing across solutions that deliver unparalleled speed, functionality and collaboration possibilities. Whether you're a single shot compositor or working across projects end to end, you can find all the tools you need to get the job done fast, without quality compromise, in NUKE STUDIO, NUKEX or NUKE.

  • Sony Vegas

Boris Continuum Complete 9 OFX for Sony Vegas Pro delivers over 175 comprehensive VFX and compositing filters, giving Vegas editors the most comprehensive VFX and compositing plug-in suite ever created. The collection includes 3D Objects such as Extruded Text, 3D particle effects, image restoration tools, lens flares and other dazzling light effects, keying and motion tracking tools, realistic in-camera effects, a full suite of color correction tools, warp and perspective effects, and blurs, glows, and cinematic effects. All BCC for Vegas Pro filters take advantage of either multi-processing or OpenGL hardware acceleration for an interactive effects design experience. Over 1,000 professionally-designed presets are included free with every installation of BCC. Save and freely share your own presets and build customized preset collections tuned to the specific needs of a project – without the need for a costly subscription service.

 

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