The Language of Post Production Lecture

Post Production SA is offering an introductory lecture covering the basics of film and TV Post Production – terminology and workflows, which will be useful to anyone wanting to know more about Post and particularly good for those junior editors or recent graduates attending either the AVID workshops.

“The Language of Post Production” touches on all aspects of post production, from on set DIT function and data backups, rushes, dailies, aspect ratios, codecs and transcodes, offline  and online editing,  grading, tracklaying, foleys,  ADR and mixing, to international cinema and television deliverables.  The lecture is aimed at anyone not familiar with the complex terminology and methodologies of international level post production.  It is designed as an introduction to Post Production for all post novices and to provide an overview for production  and camera crew.

This 5 hour workshop is presented by Barry Strick, leading Cape Town based Post Production Supervisor.  Barry’s career in the film industry spans over twenty five years – fifteen of those working at post production facilities in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Barry has most recently post supervised The Forgiven starring Oscar winner Forest Whitaker as Desmond Tutu, and directed by Oscar nominee Roland Joffé; and the final series of three ninety minute episodes of BBC series Wallander, for Left Bank Pictures UK, starring Sir Kenneth Branagh.  Barry has produced his first feature film Twee Grade van Moord (Two Degrees of Murder) and is co-owner of Post Production South Africa – Cape Town’s only post production crew agency and Inverse Films, a production and post production company.

Dates: Saturday 18 May 2019

Cost: R750 ex VAT, includes notes, tea/ coffee and a light lunch

Please contact us for further information.

After the success of our two AVID courses in 2018, we’re delighted to announce that we’ll be repeating the courses this year, 2019, once again in collaboration with Cape Town based editing company Shot Frame, kindly hosted by boutique post production facility, Post.

Just wanted to say thank you to Post Production Cape Town (Barry) and Shot Frame (Dani) for the Avid Beginners and Edit Assistant course.
I would not have survived my first edit assistant job without the knowledge I gained from your course. – Mags Vorster, May 2018 workshop delegate

Trainer – Daniëlle Nel

Well-known local editor, online editor, assistant editor and trainer Dani Nel will be presenting this one day workshop.  Dani is an AVID certified trainer, having attended an AVID “train the trainer” course in London in 2012 and more recently qualified to teach AVID Media Composer 8 and above.  Dani is also a certified Apple FCP 7/X, Adobe Premiere and After Effects trainer and brings her understanding of the other non linear editing platforms to help ease the transition to AVID workflows.

Introduction to AVID

Who should attend?  If you are working in the film industry as an editor or assistant editor, working on Premiere Pro or Final Cut Pro 7 or X, then this course is for you!  Graduate students are also welcome to attend, however, you must have some practical editing experience.

Course Content – During the day, Dani will teach and demonstrate the following techniques –

  • Avid/post production workflow
  • Setting up Avid project
  • Importing
  • Organising
  • Marking footage
  • Editing clips to a sequence
  • Trimming
  • Adding Cutaways and Music
  • Basic Audio mixing
  • Adding Titles
  • Adding Effects
  • Adding Transitions
  • Exporting

Date – 25 May 2019, 08h30 to 17h30.

Cost – R3000 per person, includes course notes, tea, coffee and lunch

Assistant Editing Workshop

Who Should attend?  If you wish to expand your skills and start working on feature films, high end international TV series and documentaries, then this practical, hands-on workshop is for you! You must be AVID literate to attend, if you only have Premiere or FCP experience, you will need to attend our “Intro to AVID” course first.  Graduate students are also welcome to attend, however, you should have some practical AVID editing experience.

Course Content – Over three days, you will learn about –

  • Working with Editors & Etiquette,
  • Protocol & Key Contacts on Set
  • Assistant Editor Job Description
  • Common Abbreviations / Glossary
  • Cameras, Formats & Aspect Ratios
  • Post Production Workflow
  • Understanding Continuity, Camera & Sound Reports
  • Organising and Filing
  • Logging, Sync’ing & Checkback
  • Practical – work through 3 shoot days of actual feature footage, sound & paperwork
  • Rushes / Dailies Distribution
  • Media Management
  • Splitting Tracks & Burn-ins
  • Exporting & Sharing Cuts
  • Turnover to Online & Sound

Dates – Sat 01, 08 June & Sun 09 June 2019, 08h30 to 17h30.

Cost – R7500 per person, includes course notes, tea, coffee and lunch

Please contact us for further information.