FIlm 400 Deliverables 2014

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Please look at the updated Film 400/401 Deliverables for Sarah’s class.

Download How To for AVID PDF

Premiere How to Coming Soon…

Files Needed for these tutorials

Download – SMPTE_Bars.tif

Download – Countdown B&W.mov

Download- 1000hz.wav

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URegina Department of Film Visual Identity Files

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Here is the new motion graphic visual identity for the department.
All students are required to put one of these logos at the end of your film.

Here are the links. Right click on link and Choose “Save Link As” or equivalent.

Quicktime Motion Version (With Sound) – Download Link.
TIFF Still Version – Download Link.

IATSE Resources

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Here are some resources to get union certification in IATSE – International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts.

IATSE District 12 – These unions deal with motion picture workers in Western Canada. Local 295 handles Stage Employees, Projectionists & Motion Picture Technicians in Regina and Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.

Film 164 Set Protocol and Set Safety – SIAST – Before you can work on a film set you MUST have taken a Set Safety/Set Protocol course and a WHIMIS course (Occupational health and safety). Film 164 is taught at SIAST. If you are moving after graduation, make sure this course is transferable to your new location, otherwise you may as well do your set protocol course in your new home.

Look for Resources in the area you want to work in. Here are some resources for Winnipeg:

Film Training Manitoba – Look at the courses they offer. Sometimes this tells you what positions are in demand.
IATSE LOCAL 856 – This union organizes the technicians on set. Look on the site for their Permittee application form. Once you are a Permittee you get placed on the bottom of the list for crew calls. You have to stay on the list for a set period of time and with time spent working and whatever courses you need taken you become a union member and will move up the list and get first pick of jobs.
IATSE LOCAL 669 – This union organizes cinematographers.
ACTRA Manitoba – Canadian Actors Union.
DGC – Directors Guild of Canada.

Fixing White Balance in Premiere CS6

What happens if you accidently shoot your footage without setting your white balance? Your footage will look too orange or too blue depending on the type of light on location.

1. Add the “Fast Colour Corrector” Effect to your clip.

2. Click the eyedropper beside the White Balance setting
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and use it to choose something in the scene that is supposed to be white (a wall, an object, a piece of clothing).

3. Voila! Your clip should look a bit better now.

Watch this tutorial to learn the whole process from start to finish.

How to export in Premiere CS6

Tutorial with step by step instructions on how to export your project as a quicktime to hand in to your your profs or upload to vimeo.

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How to Export in Premiere CS6.pdf

Adobe Premiere CS6 and P2 footage

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getting-started-with-adobe-premiere-and-p2-footage.pdf

If you are shooting with the Panasonic HPX-170 you are shooting P2 footage. Brian’s Film300 class is currently using this camera for their in class shoots. Here is a pdf you can use to set Adobe Premiere up to import this footage and synchronize it with the audio recordings from the Edirol R44. In principle this is how you can sync footage from any double system shoot regardless of camera or audio recorder.

Super slow motion in Aftereffects

After Effects is a large complicated piece of software which 99% of students will have no use for. However, one simple job that it does well is converting your footage into slow motion sequences. I would recommend this process for achieving high quality slow motion.

1. Shoot your footage in 720P60 on the Canon T3i camera.
2. Use the folowing tutorial to slow down your footage. Export as Quicktime with the animation codec.
3. Import your footage in your editing program (Premiere, Avid, FCP, etc).