Tuesday, October 21, 2008

October 29 Filmmakers Workshop

Post Production in a Not So Brave New World
with Dave Allen and Jeff Herzog

Post-production today is more complicated than ever. What used to be a straight forward process has become a bewildering array of resolutions, formats, and frame rates. Do you shoot 29.97 in 1080i or 1080p? 720p or 30i? 59.94? DV? And what about P2? Then, which format do you offline in? Graphics delivery? Which codec do you use?

The purpose of this seminar is to help you understand and create a clear workflow path – from shooting through offline to online and delivery – for your upcoming and current projects. Let Dave Allen and Jeff Herzog help you get the picture straight!

Dave Allen – Colorist/Online Editor:
In 2006, Dave Allen launched a Final Cut Pro/Avid finishing suite in Sudbury, MA, continuing his 25-year relationship with Boston's filmmaking community. Recent projects include Linda Harrar's "Roots of Health," Mark Davis' "Five Years on Mars: The Rovers," Nancy Porter and Harriet Reisen's "American Masters: Louisa May Alcott" (PBS), Michal Goldman's "At Home in Utopia," Linda Garmon's "The Truth About Cancer" (PBS), Allison Argo's "Crash: A Tale of Two Species" (Nature PBS), Marty Ostrow and Terry Rockefeller's "Renewal" (PBS), and David Huntley's 13-part History Channel series, "Tougher in Alaska."

Many in Boston are familiar with Dave's work from his 18 years as a documentary colorist at Multivision in Needham, MA. While there, he worked on such esteemed series as Blackside's "Eyes on the Prize," "I'll Make Me a World," and "The Great Depression," as well as David Sutherland's ambitious FRONTLINE series, "The Farmer's Wife," and Longbow's "The Gate of Heavenly Peace" – an epic two hour film about the uprising at Tienamen Square.

Working as an independent since 2003, Dave has continued to create a buzz and delight clients with his work. Past projects include Allison Argo's "Chimpanzees: An Unnatural History" (Nature/PBS), Melanie Perkins' "Have You Seen Andy?" (HBO/Cinmax), Linda Garmon's "American Experience: Sister Aimee" (PBS), Peter Frumkin's "American Masters: Woody Guthrie" (PBS), and Allie Humenuk's "Shadow of the House" (Theatrical Release). Dave has also been an offline editor on many projects, including the highly praised PBS cooking show, "Simply Ming."