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February 18, 2022 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Cinematic Arts Studio, Room 232
Film & Video

Editing and Post-Production Tools

Partnership with DukeCreate & Cinematic Arts

Taught by Steve Milligan

Filmcraft Workshop Series

The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Workshop Series gives students the opportunity to learn hard skills and advance their ability in practical areas of filmmaking, such as cinematography, editing, post-production, and sound. The workshops run for six weeks, starting the Friday that drop/add ends, January 19. Each workshop is offered twice, on Friday afternoon and the following Saturday morning. No experience or registration is required.

The Cinematic Arts Filmcraft Camera Guides which accompany the workshops are provided as links at the end of this page.

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 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 Cinematic Arts 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).