On 24 May 2016 Green Film Making organized the workshop “Green Filmmaking in postproduction” in collaboration with FC Walvisch and OQTOO. Program maker Andrea Pol (AVRO TROS, Early Birds, Opium 4) presented the evening with flair.
One thing had been clear for a long time: in the post-production process, in all its facets, is always room for improvement. Discussions with professionals proved time and again the tremendous passion for the job and that there is a deep desire to get more out of the ‘post’ than is often the case.
How can we achieve this was the subject of discussions during the workshop. Leading companies and individuals presented their findings. Guests were STORM Post Production and Sound Mixing Company WarnierPosta. Post Producers Maarten de Graaf of Milestone Amsterdam and Neeltje van der Heijden. VFX coordinator Kasper Oerlemans. And last but not least editor Job ter Burg.
Many different innovations and applications were discussed. Mel Kroon, Data Manager STORM Post Production, told about a system (and app) developed by STORM which makes the workflow around the dailies and offlines many times more efficient. Such tools are already available at other post-production companies, but this system enhances the ease of use, and delivers additional capabilities on speed and safety.
Mary Kramer, data handler and sound editor working at WarnierPosta advocated testing the workflow for postproduction. And to organize a meeting, after the shoot, but prior to the post. “Then everyone can assess a lot better where certain problems may arise in the audio post.”
Postproduction Coordinators Maarten de Graaf and Neeltje van der Heijden stressed that post should already be involved in the pre-production process. Especially when it comes to post-production budget.
The conclusion of the night was clear: Postproduction should be involved in an early stage of a project, this allows for more involvement of the post-production crew, better communication, a more efficient workflow and, moreover, a better use of money, time and energy. This efficiency ensures that the budget is optimally used in the film, and that less is wasted, through better communication between the shoot and post.
Interested in more details? Read the full report of the evening here (dutch).