Class

Post-Production, Color, & Visual Effects for Microbudget Filmmakers

Learn industry standards to make the post-production process easier and more dynamic for your post-team on your microbudget film

6:30–8:30pm (Classroom 3)Note: This is a 3 part class (6 hours)

You don’t have to be an expert in post-production to set yourself up for success while filming. But you can learn industry standards to make the post-production process easier and more dynamic, giving you and whoever you’re working with more room to create something impressive.

The instructor for this course is Andre Basso, who has worked in the Film & Television industry for over a decade as a VFX artist, Flame artist, Post Supervisor and Colorist. Many of the films he has worked on have premiered at prestigious festivals around the world including Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

Day 1 / Color Grading 

Learn how to get professional color grading results on a micro-budget film, step-by-step from what to do in pre-production, production, and post-production. What are some simple tricks for color grading that give a great look while keeping the total workload to a minimum? And how about the “blockbuster look”? Discover how to pull it off on your shoestring budget.

Day 2 / Visual Effects

On day 2, dive into visual effects, again going step-by-step from pre-, production, and post-. What are some simple digital screen replacements? How do you use simple superimposed graphics? What do you do if you need a beautiful shot of the sky and the weather that day isn’t cooperating? Finally, learn about getting great stabilization results without using a stabilized camera rig.

Day 3 / Advanced Concepts

Dive even deeper into some more advanced concepts on day 3. The instructor will make color science simple. For example, you’ll learn the difference between scene referred color vs. display referred color, and learn why they matter for color grading and visual effects. Learn about prepping for complex VFX and CGI integration, a.k.a. how to properly hand off shots to a VFX or post house. Finally, learn more about professional post-production schematic workflow, from film pre-production to final distribution.

What You Will Learn

  • Commonly used color pallets and why they work so well

  • A step-by-step guide of how to get professional color grading results on a micro-budget film

  • Simple digital screen replacements, simple superimposed graphics, and simple sky replacements; getting great stabilization results without using a stabilized camera rig

  • Color science made simple; how to properly hand off shots to a VFX or post house

  • Professional post-production schematic workflow, from film pre-production to final distribution

About the instructor

Andre Basso

Andre Basso

For over a decade, Andre Basso has worked in the Film & Television industry as a VFX artist, Flame artist, Post Supervisor and Colorist. Many of the films he has worked on have premiered at prestigious festivals around the world including Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival and Tribeca Film Festival.

In addition, Andre runs his own boutique creative studio, 9th Street Films, where he produces original content for a variety of corporate and non profit clients. Past clients include MLB Players, UNICEF, GYRO, GSUSA, VF, PFIZER, ANVIL, INVISTA and SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTE. 9th Street Films also provides a range of production and post production services to filmmakers, video artists and commercial directors.

In 2019, Andre helped produce the short doc, Sixth of June. He’s currently in pre-production producing a TV series “Crash the System” as well as a feature length comedy about American Politics, “Can’t Let It Go.”

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