Saturday, September 3, 2011

Delivering Monsters in the Woods Day 4: Exporting Movie and Trailer

I finished with my final sound and video sweep yesterday. I now have to ready the movie for QC at a post-production facility. They’ll want the movie as a single uncompressed file, preferably pro rez hq. Now for the 1st time, I’ll lay out all three reels of the movie on a single time line and export it has pro rez. The file should be between 700 and 800 gigs. I’ll then transfer that file onto an external hard drive for transport to the post house.

Also, at the end of the movie, I’ve placed the opening credit sequence (minus the actual titles). This is for foreign versions. I’ve also placed my final trailer.

The movie will take somewhere between 6 and 12 hrs to export. Once done I’ll place through the entire file on my QuickTime player. If all is well, that will be that. If I find any errors, I’ll go back into Final Cut Pro, correct the errors and re-export. I have until Tuesday Morning to get out the best file I can.

Then it’s off to the post house. We’ll get our results on Friday. If the movie passes, I’ll export a PAL version and then we’ll have that QC’d. Once both versions pass, its on to the dupe house.

In the meantime, I’ll move on to some of the smaller items on my deliverable list.


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