WITH over 250 scenes (800 “takes”), OTOSOTU (pronounced “Oh-Toe-So-Two” for “On The Other Side Of The Universe,” a science futuring film about the nature of the human soul) now “in the can” (ie, finished and digitally recorded in 4K on the SDXC UHS-1 card from our Panasonic Lumix DMC-FZ2500 studio camera), we’ve technically finished filming (or production) and are on to post-production.


To most, the typically 12-months of post-production is a mystery. At JET Progress — https://jet-progress.yola.com — post-production involved two major steps: (1) assembling the “raw” film, followed by (2) editing and then (3) screening and polishing.


Today, I’d like to summarize what is involved in assembling the “raw” film. First, all the digital takes for a 40-minute “short” are transferred from the camera memory card to a one terabyte (TB) hard drive. These hundreds of takes, which are in shooting sequence, are individually viewed and the best take per scene is selected. The selected scenes, grouped into segments, are renamed and re-ordered into movie-viewing sequence. Finally, we use iMovie to final assemble the raw segments in an editable format, archiving all scene-takes, raw selected scenes and segments “just in case.” We used the same process with our 30-international-award-winning film, WINNOWING — https://winnowing.yolasite.com.




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