Your brand is unique, right? Your content should be too.
The Post Village is made up of highly-experienced specialists in editorial, color and workflow management. We custom select talent and assign them to collaborate virtually allowing for a rapid exchange of ideas, without the costs and travel demands of a brick and mortar facility. This versatility provides the right skills for the right jobs with amazing results.
MEDIA PIPELINE MANAGEMENT
PREPARATION BEFORE THE EDIT
Organization and duplication of all media received from set
Transcoding of raw camera files to the offline codec of your choice (eg. Apple Prores LT, AVID DNX 115)
Video and sound syncing, project creation and organization within the non linear editing platform. The editor is now ready to work
(Optional) Assignment of a Post Village affiliated assistant editor to support the technical needs of the editor throughout the offline editing process
LOCKED EDIT TO FINAL DELIVERY
Preparation of final approved "offline" edits for color, visual effects and sound mixing to ensure that 100% accuracy of the vision is retained
Final conform and assembly of picture and sound elements to create final "onlined" versions.
Posting for final remote virtual client quality control and approval
COLOR GRADE SELECTION AND REVIEW
The first step of the color grading process is to set an overall look for the project. Clients are encouraged (but not required) to provide visual references or written instructions that convey the look and emotion they'd like to achieve. We choose a raw still frame from the video edit that provides a distinct range of colors. Next we provide a lookbook with at least 4 distinct looks applied to that still image. The client will choose the look they like the most and note any additional tweaks. From there we generate a first pass color grade on the entire edit. The work comes alive.
We upload the first pass for review on Frame io, a user friendly and robust video viewing application. Within Frame io clients have the ability to generate comments on each shot with timestamps added (see image below for reference). They also have the ability to highlight and circle specific areas of the frame using the apps drawing tool. Our system imports the timestamped comment information directly from frame IO into our working timeline to avoid miscommunication and increase response time.
Clients also have the option to interface with our artists in a real-time video format via FaceTime or Skype. This allows us to skip the delays and miscommunications often associated with long email conversations and discuss details with more nuance. Stay on the same page and save those keystrokes for that sci-fi novel you've always been wanting to write.
For those who prefer the ultra hands on approach, we utilize the Team-viewer application which provides remote access to our work machines. This feature can be used by those who are very new to the process to gain a better understanding of what's going on technically. It's also used by our most tech savvy collaborators to allow for maximum interaction. You can see all the bells and whistles up close and recommend the exact adjustments you're looking for. If you're interested in learning more please see the video below.
Our edit review process closely mirrors that of the color review. We upload the rough cut for review on Frame io, a user friendly video viewing application. Within Frame io clients have the ability to generate comments on individual frames or longer sequences with timestamps added (see image below for reference). We’re able to import the time-stamped comment information directly from frame IO into our edit timeline so the editor can see exactly what is being discussed.
Clients have the option to interface with our artists in a real-time video format via FaceTime or Skype. This allows us to skip the delays and miscommunications often associated with long email conversations and hold more in depth discussions. Of course, traditional phone conferencing is still an option if you’d rather not change out of that bathrobe, but really need to chat.
And again, for our most hands on clients who need full control of the process we do offer the Teamviewer application for remote machine access. If you ask nicely the editor will even let you access the timeline. See video for a brief demonstration.
Video Asset Deliveries
We offer delivery services for any format on any platform.
High Definition and Standard Definition digital files and tapes generated to be shipped or uploaded directly to broadcasters for television broadcast delivery.
Digital and Streaming:
from the smallest of file sizes, to 4K we know that each streaming platform requests unique specifications. We work with you to create files which meet the demands of each platform while retaining the best picture and audio quality possible. Hulu, Facebook, Amazon, Youtube, Facebook, and Instagram are just a few of the many platforms we service. If there's a new platform, we'll help figure it out.
Blu-Ray and DVD:
For those who still prefer the reliability of traditional hardware, we can create a high quality Blu-Ray or even DVD of your project. Pop the disc in the player and finally prove to Mom and Dad that you do in fact have a "real career".
For movie theatre quality film projection we can reformat your files to 2K and 4K DCP image quality. Your project can go toe to toe with the likes of David Fincher and Quentin Tarantino.
HDSR Tape Delivery:
We work with a local tape layoff vendor to generate HDSR tapes of your project. Whether it be for broadcast or personal archives, you're guaranteed the highest quality physical delivery.
Large Format and Multi Media:
For live user experience video displays and other non conventional formats, we'll work with your team to create and customize audio and video media that will make sure your show blows the crowd away or becomes the talk of the convention.
We're great at this. There we said it.
No steroids needed, our creative juices are enough.
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