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February 29, 2020 11:00 am–1:30 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Arts of the Moving Image Studio, Room 232
Film & Video

Editing and Post-Production Tools

Partnership: DukeCreate & Cinematic Arts

Taught by Steve Milligan

The Arts of the Moving Image Filmcraft Workshop Series

The Arts of the Moving Image Filmcraft Workshop Series is six workshops designed to give students the opportunity to develop hard skills in practical areas of filmmaking.  It includes topics in cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound.  It is aimed at filmmakers looking to advance their practice, as well as those interested in a first look at the techniques and technology of film.

Sessions are held each Friday from 3pm to 5:30pm, and are repeated Saturday from 11am to 1:30pm.  The Spring 2020 series runs from January 24th through February 29th.

The workshops are open to the Duke community, with no sign-up or registration required.

Editing and Post-Production Tools

This workshop begins with the filming of a short scene, and ends, if fortune smiles, with the completed edit, sound mix, color grade, and delivery of the scene.

This session will completely fail to teach students how to edit, mix, grade, and deliver their film, unreasonable goals for two and a half hours.  But attendees will learn in detail what steps are required between wrapping a film and delivering it for screening and distribution, how to organize that work, applicable industry standard tools and their more accessible substitutions, and workflow options for different film genres and forms.  It will also address how these workflows change with scope, from solo filmmaking to big-budget, fully produced work.

This workshop will cover the following:

  • Post-production workflow
  • Editing tools and techniques
  • Sound editing, mixing, and design
  • VFX
  • Color grading
  • Finishing, authoring, and delivery

About the Instructor

Steve Milligan is a professional cinematographer. Over the last fifteen years he has worked in long and short form documentary, narrative features, commercials, music videos, and projection design. He has been a lecturing fellow in the Duke Arts of the Moving Image program since 2015, and advisor to the Duke student-run production company, Freewater Productions since 2006.

About the Location

This workshop meets in the new Arts of the Moving Image Studio located in Room 232 in the Rubenstein Arts Center.

About DukeCreate

DukeCreate is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help Duke students, staff, and faculty develop a variety of creative skills. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most take place in the Duke Arts Annex or the Rubenstein Arts Center and are typically held weeknights 6-8pm.

Workshops are free to all Duke students and staff, with priority given to students. Class size is limited. Students must sign up in advance. Online enrollment for Duke staff opens on the day of the workshop. Staff can also show up 10 minutes prior to a workshop in case a slot becomes available. Walk-ins will only be accommodated on a space-available basis.

DukeCreate is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (DukeArts) and University Center Activities and Events (UCAE).