This week’s PostChat, the weekly Twitter conversation about post production, featured veteran VFX/post supervisor Eric Alba. Jesse Averna (@dr0id), one of the hosts of PostChat, interviewed Alba about “the relationship between editors and the visual effects departments and how the demands of Alba’s job have changed over the years from more practical to more CGI and maybe now back to more practical.”
Alba’s diverse background makes him ideally suited for this type of discussion. Alba (@alba) started in post and found his way to VFX, and his story is one of inspiration. He got his start as a videotape operator in a VTR machine room. From there learned all aspects of post Continue reading →
This week’s #PostChat guest was LA-based composer Rob Gokee, whose resume includes a variety of work, including projects for film, television, commercials and the Web.
Gokee was excited to be in the hot seat on this week’s Twitter chat. In fact, he says that over the last seven years the majority of his industry contacts have been made through Twitter. But it hasn’t all been about work. Gokee actually met his wife on Twitter. “Most of my groomsmen were people I met on Twitter, and we live tweeted the wedding,” he reports. “I also wrote a book about it.” That’s how integrated Twitter is in his life.
This week’s #PostChat featured Mark Hartzell (@tweetermf), editor on the HBO series True Blood, which focuses on a town where vampires and mortals live together. He fielded questions about the art of editing and workflow, including how it finally felt when he was able to sink his teeth into an episode of his own. #PostChat’s Jesse Averna (@Dr0id) moderated the chat.
Hartzell, who started on the Alan Ball created/produced True Blood as an assistant to editor Andy Keir in Season Two, worked his way through the ranks, learning from all along the way. As the show airs its 7th and final season, Hartzell is proud to wear the title of editor.
NEW YORK — Createasphere is hosting its Post Production Master Class (PPMC) in New York City next week, Monday, October 7, at the Westin New York Grand Central.
The event is designed to spur real-world discussions about the business of post production, and attendees have the opportunity to meet with and have their questions answered by working industry pros.
Yours truly, Randi Altman, editor-in-chief of postPerspective.com, is moderating a panel on Social Media and Post Production with a fantastic (seriously) line-up of working pros who take to social media to talk about the industry, create community, find artists to work with, share techniques, talk food, and more.