Post-Production

COVID-19 Protocols

Assistant Editing

  • Camera and sound departments should carefully disinfect all media cards in the presence of the Assistant Editor, before handing them off.
  • If the location has sufficient internet speeds, media should be ingested at the location and uploaded to frame.io. The Post Hall staff will then back up the media on the server.
  • If an AE needs to return to the film school to ingest and sync media, a secure work area and ingest computer will be provided.

Picture Editing

  • On early projects (e.g., F1, D1, Doc, F2), all picture editing will take place remotely on students’ personal computers. 
  • On later projects (e.g, F3, BTH, D2, MTH), editors will be permitted access to an editing suite, but directors will need to work remotely.

Sound

  • On early projects (F1, D1, Doc, F2), all sound editing will take place remotely on students’ personal computers. 
  • On later projects (F3, BTH, D2, MTH), sound designers will be permitted access to a suite.
  • ADR will typically be performed off-site, using a mobile ADR kit that is sent to the actors. Recording ADR at the school will require approval in advance. 
  • Use of the Foley stage will be strictly scheduled and managed.
    • Only one person on the Foley stage and one person in the control room will be permitted.
    • Face masks must be worn during the session.
    • Students are asked to bring in their own props. If you don’t have access to a particular prop, you can make a request to Thomas to check it out.
    • Rags and disinfectant will be provided. At the start of the session, students should wipe down any surfaces before touching them. At the end of the session, students should again wipe down any touched surfaces. Please be as attentive as possible to this.
  • In-person mixes are permissible, using masks/distancing.

Color

  • On early projects (F1, D1, Doc, F2), all coloring will take place remotely on students’ personal computers. 
  • On later projects (F3, BTH, D2, MTH), colorists will be permitted access to a coloring suite, but directors will need to work remotely. Wherever possible, calibrated iPads will be provided to both the colorist and the director, so that what the director sees is close to what the colorist sees.