Research the workflows a workflow in the context of the issues we have explored in this course (aspect ratio, data rates, editing platforms, proxies***, codecs*** (****Or will be exploring)
Workflow in video is “the process whereby images, audio, and metadata are recorded, backed up, distributed, and safeguarded.” (Digital Cinematography,
p.319). Workflow extends of course to how a film is picture and sound edited and mixed, colour corrected and finally mastered
Elaborate on the workflow presented by the editor in this 36 min video of this film, 6 Below, a new release which is the first feature film to edit natively in 6k. This workflow is highly unusual, and seems to have been inspired by the decision to release the film in “BARCO” a new aspect ratio (which some of you may have seen in the latest Star Trek movie)
At 14 minutes in the video is a screen grab of the equipment list they had in their editing room.
Discuss in detail the following in the context of the webcast:
•Why PC? Why Dells?
•Why no proxy workflow?
•Why the extra storage the editing room had to buy (drive space added)****note this is related to the DPs last minute choice of codecs, a subject we haven’t explored yet.
•What is RAID storage?
•What do Video cards do?
•Why the curved monitors? Why so many curved monitors?
•4k and BARCO release: discuss from both a resolution and aspect ratio point of view and how editorial dealt with these 2 different versions. Why 6K, isn’t that just crazy?
•Discuss the 2 different aspect ratios of the films in terms of history of aspect ratios (i.e. are they conventional aspect ratios? If not thoughts on why they are using them?)
•online/offline workflow (since editorial is not working with proxies, does that mean the colour grading happens right in Premiere?)
•Sound: Protools or Audition?
•Costs? How much do some of these decisions costs (i.e. 2 radically different edits for 2 different aspect ratios)
Research: Because of the rapidly changing nature of technology, the majority of research for this assignment will need to be done online: I’ve given you a bunch of suggested links, but feel free to explore and learn more. Remember anything sponsored by Adobe is trying to sell Adobe so it’s a good idea to dig around and find naysayers. It’s easy to find people who hate Avid and just as easy to find people who detest Premiere. Good User Groups include Creative Cow, the Adobe site, the Red Users Group, and the Avid User groups and once you spend enough time on these sites, you get to know who to listen to. But Moderators and people with sponsored blogs (Premium Beats, Wolfcrow, etc.) are often the best people to put your money behind.
Format: Very informal….you don’t need to worry about grammar, and proper sentence construction, however, this is a download of technical information abd you should always cite your sources (a link is fine), you don’t need to use formal MLA or APA citation. This is not an essay, but a gathering of information.
Sources: see Blackboard for suggested inks.
Research (use of multiple sources, including cross Checking 5 pts
sources well-vetted within the “community”)
Thoroughness (all technical, budgetary Constraints are taken into account)
Understanding of primary issues
(as covered in course work ) 5 pts
****Bonus marks given for providing sources that present other points of view in terms of the approach they took on this project.