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POST PRODUCTION SERVICES 

DURATIONGOLD MEMBERSSILVER MEMBERSNON-WMM MEMBERS
8-10 Minutes$600$900$1,200
10-20 Minutes$1,200$1,800$2,400
20-30 Minutes$2,000$3,000$4,000
If a project is projected to be longer than 30 minutes we will negotiate on a case by case basis.

STAGE I. EDIT:

What we need from the filmmaker:

  1. Each project needs to have their media on two drives for storage. Depending on the size of your media, you should consult with your DIT person or your DP on how big your drives should be. The drive should be big enough to allow workflow backups on it.
  2. Filmmakers needs to provide a spreadsheet (preferably on google drive) of all opening and closing title information in the order that it will appear in the film. This information is important so that the edit can accommodate the titles into the timeline of the film.

The Process:

  1. Project Setup.The media is organized by the editor (us) into a software program. Each take is logged and sound is synced according to the scene that it is in.
  2. Session #1: The first sit-down meeting will consist of either one 4 hour long session OR two 2 hour sessions to go through all of the footage and make selections from the dailies for each scene. Together, we will create the raw assembly (which is a string-out of all of the usable footage of each scene in the project).
  3. Rough Edit. The editor makes a rough cut (from the selections above and the directors line script) OR the filmmaker takes a copy of the raw assembly and decides on how the rough cut should be pieced together, makes notes and gives them to the editor, who then makes the rough cut.
  4. The filmmaker makes notes of the rough cut. This can be done via email and phone.
  5. The editor implements those notes.
  6. Session #2: The filmmaker and editor sit down one last time for a two hour session and make adjustments.
We are open to doing more passes on the edit, however, any additional time / editorial passes will be charged $50/hour or $400 per day for non-members, $35/hour or $300 per day for Silver members and $25/hour or $200 per day for Gold members.

STAGE II. Sound Mix and Design

  • At this point, if there is a composer attached to the project, they should receive a cut to begin their workflow.
  • If you choose to hire an additional sound designer, we will provide the needed deliverables for that output. However, this is a package price, and the cost remains the same.

What we need from the filmmaker:

  1. Music selections for the whole piece.
  2. Special audio FX if we do not have it in our library.

The Process:

  1. Project Setup. Set basic audio levels & smooth out transitions.
  2. Session #3: We will allow for a total 4 hours (this can be done in multiple sessions) to mark out specific sound cues, missing needed foley, audio fx cues, and any need for atmospheric design.
  3. Filmmaker provides score/songs.
  4. Editor applies sound cues and mixes the audio. Cut of film delivered to the filmmaker.
Just as above, we are open to doing more passes on the sound, however, any additional time / sound passes will be charged $50/hour or $400 per day for non-members, $35/hour or $300 per day for Silver. members and $25/hour or $200 per day for Gold members.

STAGE III. Color

What we need from the filmmaker:

  1. Any specific guidance on the aesthetic of the the film. Stills from films, photography, anywhere else found online will work. This is where a lookbook may come in handy.

The Process:

  1. Colorist provides filmmaker with color samples from their project for review. This process can last up to 3 reviews before additional cost.
  2. Colorist does a pass on the color and provides work to filmmaker.
  3. Filmmaker reviews the color and makes notes.
  4. Color pass two is provided and if needed, the filmmaker comes in to fine-tune the color.

STAGE IV. Delivery

What we need from the filmmaker:

  1. Appropriate drive(s) for storage for the completed film. The Process:
  2. We will provide a full resolution Master Copy (size depends on the resolution that the film was shot in). This will be your DCP deliverable.
  3. We will provide an upload copy (for online screeners).