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My DV Expo Topics

My DV Expo topics

9-5 September 20 Basic Tech for Producers (and recent Film School Graduates)

In this session, technology expert and DV magazine contributor Philip Hodgetts will cover the technological choices in production and post in a non-geeky way to help producers — and others without a technical background — make good technology choices for their productions. From formats to software choices; selecting cameras to creating Web video; designing graphics that will work and much more.  PRICE: $195 ($245 after Aug 31) Click here to register now.

9-5 September 21 Using Metadata For Production and Asset Management

Metadata is becoming increasingly important throughout the production cycle–from camera to asset management. In this session learn about the types of metadata in use; how each major NLE (Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, Premiere Pro CS 5.5 and Media Composer 5.5) handles metadata and how we can use that metadata to speed postproduction and VFX. Once post is done, assets need to be management through through distribution and repurposing. What tools are available, how are they used and how do they fit into the metadata structures promoted by SMPTE and other standards bodies.  PRICE: $195 ($245 after Aug 31) Click here to register now.

9-5 September 22 Avoiding Postproduction Nightmares

Post expert and DV magazine contributor Philip Hodgetts details the most common (and costly) problems inadvertently created during production that will be “fixed in post.” From color correction to audio, and editing to the final QC pass on deliverables, he’ll not only reveal the tricks of the trade that he’d use to save your production, but also explain how you can avoid these costly issues in the first place. PRICE: $195 ($245 after Aug 31) | Click here to register now.

In the light of full disclosure, I certainly expect to be paid but I always deliver good value. There will be some overlap between the Basic Tech and Avoiding Postproduction Nightmares sessions as they both seek to make the technology understandable, but with a different focus to each day’s class.


2 responses to “My DV Expo Topics”

  1. as a composer/sound designer, changes after the “lock” are my nightmare. removing or inserting a scene changes the rhythm and flow of the music. I have heard editors say “but it’s only 4 seconds” as if that matters. 4 frames, 4 seconds, same difference. now that audio is elastic we CAN wiggle around and accommodate 4 frames, but the nightmare is changes after the lock.

    another nightmare is AVO pickup lines that don’t match. same announcer, but different mic, different eq, different compression. or different tone or pace from the same announcer.

    and, of course, the nightmare of sample rates and aspect ratios and codecs and things that don’t match. I had to take a project to the UK once to record an orchestra and THAT was easier than some domestic gigs, because we were aware of the traps (25 frame SMPTE and PAL and 50Hz ~) and watched out for them.

    it’s when you’re not paying attention that you get into trouble….

    1. Thanks Joe. Yes, changes after “final” or picture lock are a nightmare.