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Modern Post from Focal Press examines and demystifies the tools and workflows of today's filmmakers and demonstrates how they can be used to empower your storytelling. Using non-technical language, authors Scott Arundale and Tashi Trieu guide you through everything you should consider before you start shooting. This softcover book begins with a look at past methodologies, starting with traditional film techniques, and how they impact current trends. Then it moves on to the latest generation of digital camera and capture systems, covering all stages of the digital filmmaking process, from pre-production and to post-production.
The book features cutting-edge discussions about the role of the digital imaging technician (DIT), how you can best use the Cloud, motion graphics, sound design, and much more. Case studies show you these solutions being applied in real-world situations, and the companion website features videos of techniques discussed in the book, as well as timely updates about technological changes in the landscape.
Scott Arundale is an Assistant Professor at Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts with over twenty years of experience as editor and producer of filmed entertainment in Hollywood. He is both an Apple Certified Trainer in Final Cut Pro and Avid Certified Trainer for Media Composer. Scott is an associate member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE), University of Film and Video Association (UFVA), and the Digital Cinema Society (DCS).
Tashi Trieu attended Chapman University's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, and received a BFA in Film Production, with an emphasis in cinematography and digital post-production. Tashi works as a freelance digital intermediate colorist and Smoke/Flame artist and has served as a digital workflow consultant on commercials and feature films.
Covers Modern Workflow
Pre-Production: What camera is best for telling your story and why; budgeting for post Production: On-set data management; dailies; green screen; digital cinematography Post-Production: Raw vs. compressed footage; editing; visual effects; color correction; sound and deliverables including DCP creation
Part 1: Retrospective on Traditional Filmmaking Part 2: The Digital Film Frontier Part 3: Best Practices for Production Part 4: Editing and Post Production Part 5: Visual Effects and Titles Part 6: Sound Design and Final Mastering Part 7: Restoration and Archiving Part 8: Budgeting and Scheduling for Post Part 9: Case Studies Part X: Glossary, Additional Charts