May 10, 2016 at 4:53PM
Short Film Post Production, Editing, and Sound
I recently wrapped principle photography on my first short and after taking a breath I realized...(dun dun duuuuun)...I still have post!
I was hoping someone could chime in on a few technical points:
1. My DP was kind enough to supply his Red Scarlet Dragon for the shoot. I wound up with prores transcoded footage as well as the raw red footage. I have a 2011 mac book pro and plan on editing in Adobe Premier. What is the best strategy to maximize the quality of the footage? Import and edit with prores? Once creating the final cut can I transcode back to the raw for quality purposes? Am I doomed to lose the quality of the footage because of my machine? Its a short, not The Godfather, so am I really sacrificing that much?
2. My audio is not synched yet. Would you recommend creating at least the first assembly and rough cut before syncing audio to save time? Or sync all audio first and then create the assembly?
3. Based on the answer to number 2 when is the appropriate time to incorporate a sound mixer or sound designer? Can I count on them to sync the footage and match it to the rough cut or final cut?
Thanks in advance.