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Post-production Workshop – Open Sessions

Date8, 9, 15, 16, 22 January 2021LocationOnline CostsFreeDeadline for registrationRegistration is closed

Post-production Workshop – Open Sessions offers the opportunity to attend the plenary sessions of the Post-production Workshop.
This is a workshop that serves to gain a better understanding of the technical, financial and creative aspects of post-production with a focus on the challenges of international co-productions.
The Open Sessions consist of seven presentations in which experts share their experiences and vision.


Friday, January 8, 2021
To kick off the plenary sessions of the workshop this session will give an overview of the full 6 day workshop and how we approach the online workshop situation.
As technology has developed in the past years and keeps developing from here on, the knowledge on how to handle the workflow, the budget and the schedule is what is often lagging behind. Getting a better understanding of this and keeping the focus on the creative work is the goal for the days to come.

Saturday, January 9, 2021
Extra Session:14.30-15.00
HDR with DOLBY VISION – By Michael Hackl & Ian Lowe
As various streaming services are adding HDR to their list of delivery requirements, two experts from Dolby will explain this format, how it can be a delivery requirement as well as a creative tool for producers and post supervisors to understand what they do, how to plan for it and how to implement it into the budget.

Friday, January 15, 2021
10.45 – 11.15
UNDERSTANDING COLOR – Color Spaces for Non-Colorists – By Juan Galva
The world of color spaces and color management is more relevant than ever before – and it’s never been more confusing! Juan will break down and clarify the basic concepts through analogies and avoiding technicalities, in order to create a mindmap for you to navigate the next time these terms come up in a contract or in a meeting.
It’s not about knowing the ins and outs of color science – it’s about identifying the concepts, putting them in context and understanding the broad implications.

Saturday January 16, 2021
10.30 – 11.15
Organizing deliverables for a digital project, especially in a co-production, is one of the most challenging tasks when completing a film. The numerous formats and ever increasing demands from world sales and distributors and changes in how films are released are adding to the complexity. Neeltje van der Heijden will show you how the put together a comprehensible list, and walk-through the different elements. With all that is required – which materials do you really need and what could you negotiate out of your delivery schedule.

11.30 – 12.45
MANAGING SOUND POST, A Virtual Studio Tour – By Niko Remus & Ansgar Frerich
This plenary will give an overview of the basic steps in the sound workflow for a feature film from the POV of a post supervisor. With samples from different projects, this session will give insight into handling and connecting the different people involved in sound post production, starting with the sound mixer on set, the dialog editor, the sound designer, the Foley artist and the re-recording mixer.
Ansgar Frerich will give a virtual tour through his studio, BASIS BERLIN, adding from his perspective to the different tasks in sound post.

13.30 – 14.30
VFX – FROM PREP TO POST – By Dennis Kleyn & Violette Kleyn
Using a number of actual production case studies, this session will look on the „best practices“ within a creative workflow. The focus will be on the communication and exchange between the VFX department on one side, and the director, the DOP and the producer on the other side. At what point should a VFX supervisor be involved? Why are storyboards and previs so important for a good preparation?
How can „invisible“ VFX help the narrative of a film? Dennis will show how to create a VFX-roadmap in a project and how to get the best results for the available budget.

Friday, January 22, 2021
Extra Session: 16.45-17.15
DOLBY ATMOS EXPLAINED – By David Ziegler & Richard Add
Streaming services are also adding Atmos to their list of delivery requirements. Another two experts from Dolby will explain this format, and how it can be a delivery requirement as well as a creative tool for producers and post supervisors to understand what they do, how to plan for it and how to implement it into the budget.


The Post-production Workshop and the Open Sessions are organized with support from Creative Europe and the Netherlands Film Fund, in collaboration with Cinesud and APostLab.

Practical information

  • Practical information including the exact times will be announced by e-mail
  • We allow each participant to access the online environment individually. So be on time and come online 15 minutes before the start of each session.
  • The sessions are in English and streamed live online.

Post-Production Workshop – Open Sessions is part of the Post-production Workshop.

Photo: Almicheal Fraay

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