During the Spring of 2011 the moderator directed a thirty minute narrative short completed though an upper level production course. Students in the class crewed all departments and served in key department head roles. The Red One Camera was production’s means of digital image acquisition. With the semester at an end, the challenges of picture editorial and sound post-production had yet to begin. And for this film post-production would be conducted outside the normal construct of the classroom environment over summer and fall of 2011. The panel will discuss the challenges of organizing and conducting picture edit and sound post production efforts for longer form narrative projects. Discussion will include working with student editors and the mentoring process in going first assembly to locked picture, recording and editing sound effects, completing ADR, and the composing of original underscore music on a minimal budget.
Moderator: James Goodman, High Point University
Panelists: Jason Balas, University of North Texas
Dean Yamada, Biola University
Michael Hoggan, California State University, Northridge
David Smeltzer, Kent State University; A Tale of Two Workflows, From Martial Arts to Musical Comedy, Final Cut Pro to Avid: The story of the Advanced Narrative Post-Production class for two feature-length movies