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October 14, 2022 10:00 am–12:00 pm
Rubenstein Arts Center, Cinematic Arts Studio, Room 232
Film & Video

Editing and Post-Production Tools

Partnership with Duke Arts Create & Cinematic Arts

Taught by Steve Milligan

Filmcraft Workshop Series

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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, September 9. 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 Duke Arts Create

Duke Arts Create is a series of free, hands-on arts workshops designed to help all Duke students including undergraduates, graduates, and professionals (including health professionals), faculty, and staff develop a variety of creative skills in the visual arts, dance and movement, creative writing and more. Workshops are open to all skill levels and backgrounds. Most workshops are held in the Duke Arts Annex, the Rubenstein Arts Center or the Duke Arts Office 2101 and are typically held weeknights from 6-8 p.m.

Registration for the following week’s Duke Arts Create workshops go live on Friday morning at 9 a.m. – sign up in advance to guarantee your spot. Didn’t get a spot? No problem! We always reserve space for walk-ins and waitlist registers. Email DukeCreate@duke.edu if you have any questions. Sign up for the monthly newsletter here, which includes the full list of classes offered during the following month.

Duke Arts Create is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for the Arts (Duke Arts).