Now it’s time to put it all together. The editor needs to craft the footage that was shot into a smooth-flowing story. The motion graphic artist must bring every skill and talent they have to the screen to make things come alive. The 3D graphic artist makes things appear that were never really there when the scene was shot and brings breathtaking special effects to the screen. And, real magic is applied in sound design that will sink the audience into a complete sensory experience.
The Vault handles all tapes and media coming into and out of CCM. Those working in the vault know the location of all media relating to specific jobs at hand. They log new tapes and other media into and out of the library. They check that all media are labelled accurately and unambiguously. They must be able to read, understand, and generate, to industry standards, the labels and documentation which accompany tapes and media. They also ensure that all relevant media is distributed to the appropriate personnel, at the correct time, and in suitable formats. They generate, update, and maintain up-to-date written and/or electronic records and databases of all media. They may be required to research the availability of archive footage, and order and monitor the delivery of relevant media from external sources. They monitor and order appropriate tape stock.
This is a critical area that affects every project that CCM makes.
Logging all footage that is shot is an indispensable part of the post-production process. Every clip of footage that comes in needs to be logged and described so that editors, producers, and others know what is available to make the story that everyone is envisioning. Being part of the team that knows about all footage that is available is to be a keeper of some of the most valuable knowledge. When logging is done correctly, it saves time and money and allows every collaborator to know exactly what they have at their disposal to tell their story.
Assistant Editors provide basic technical and practical support for Editors so that they can concentrate on the creative aspects of post-production. Assistant Editors also help with spotting and rectifying mistakes and omissions in the post-production process. Assistant Editors may carry out some simple cutting and editing work as required. They manage all media, which includes auto-conforming media, digitizing material for editing, ensuring that there is sufficient storage space for the work at hand, and controlling and monitoring the movement of material in preparation for editing. They are also responsible for logging and storing tapes, recording reports, and printing labels. They must understand compression, and be able to utilize Video Tape Recorders (VTR’s) in normal and abnormal settings.
The way a story unfolds and grabs the attention of the audience is one of the most important elements in filmmaking. To ensure that the story flows effortlessly from beginning to end, each shot is carefully chosen and edited into a series of scenes, which are in turn assembled to create the finished film.
Edit using industry-standard Avid software—the same software used to edit most professionally edited movies and television today, including The Hobbit Trilogy, Star Trek: Into Darkness, Lincoln, and Silver Linings Playbook. Work on everything from short form narrative to promotional to reality documentary pieces.
Create dynamic motion graphics for multiple screens seen at huge arena events, as well as motion design and special effects for short films, TV series and specials, and music videos using the following software:
• After Effects
Build motion graphics that come alive! Animate entire scenes, music videos, or full short films.
Use powerful, fully featured software like Maya, 3D Studio Max, or Cinema 4D to make your creations come to life.
If you’re really pioneering, get into full character animation including rigging, textures, and layouts.
Your capabilities and drive are what will dictate all that you will get out of your CCM experience.
As a Production Track Intern, you will learn the Phases of Production: