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NYWIFT Masterclass Session 3: Post-Production

  • June 17, 2024
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • online


Join NYWIFT for their Masterclass Series: Post-Production with the renowned team at Company 3. You’ve wrapped on your latest project, with raw footage proudly in hand. Now what? In this series of three masterclasses, discover the history of the post-production process, the latest advancements in color correction technology, best practices for how to communicate with your post team, and what to keep in mind as you budget for the finishing touches on your film.

Virtual classes take place June 3, 10, & 17 at 6:30 PM ET.   Register here!

Price: $25 for NYWIFT Members* / $45 for Non-WIFT Members

Price includes admission for all three sessions.  Sessions will be recorded.


WIFVNE Members receive a 20% off discount!

Please log in to learn how to register with your WIFVNE Member Discount. 

️SESSION 1: Overall Picture – what you don’t know about the post-process – “PICTURE FINISHING” (Monday, June 3)

Date: Monday, June 3, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8pm ET

History: Delve into the evolution of film finishing from the traditional photochemical process to the digital intermediate era, exploring its impact on filmmakers. Trace the journey from analog to digital, highlighting key milestones in the industry’s transformation.

What does Picture Finishing entail? Uncover the intricacies of the Picture Finishing process, from the Conform Process and Opticals to post-VFX integration. Explore the vital role of color in storytelling and emphasize the importance of deliverables often overlooked in the post-production pipeline.

SESSION 2: The Magic of Color Correction – What can be achieved? (Monday, June 10)

Date: Monday, June 10, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8pm ET

The science behind color: Explore the fundamentals of color science, unraveling the complexities of how colors are perceived and the science behind our visual experience.

What our eye sees: Investigate the mechanisms of human vision and how they influence color perception, providing a deeper understanding of how viewers interact with visual media.

Resolution and aspect ratio: Examine the significance of resolution and aspect ratio in picture finishing, highlighting their impact on the final presentation of content.

How does THE LOOK and COLOR play a part in storytelling? Dive into the role of color and “the look” in the narrative, examining how LUTs (Look-Up Tables) shape visual aesthetics and the evolution of looks throughout the finishing process.

The latest bells and whistles: Explore the cutting-edge capabilities of modern color correction tools, showcasing the creative possibilities they offer in achieving stunning visual results.

The best way to work with your colorist: Gain insights into effective collaboration with colorists, including the importance of providing references and establishing a common language in the color bay.

SESSION 3: Budget for Picture Finishing (Monday, June 17)

Date: Monday, June 17, 2024
Time: 6:30 – 8pm ET

What are the factors that affect my budget? Break down the various factors influencing the budget for picture finishing, including the scope of deliverables and the level of post-production complexity.

Deliverables and how much they cost: Navigate the landscape of deliverables, discussing their importance and associated costs while providing strategies for optimizing budget allocation.

How do I save money and put the most up on the screen? Discover practical tips and cost-saving measures to maximize resources and ensure that every dollar invested translates into high-quality visual content on the screen.



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