DVD Production for the Independent Filmmaker – 7 August 2003

Title: DVD Production for the Independent Filmmaker
Location: AFC Theatre – 150 William St, East Sydney
Description: WHERE:

AFC Theatre – 150 William St, East Sydney

WHEN:

7pm Thursday 7 August 2003

WHAT:

An interactive show n tell with DVD producers:
Alistair Jackson and Ron Fortune, James Hare
Start Time: 19:00
Date: 2003-08-07

WHERE:

AFC Theatre – 150 William St, East Sydney

WHEN:

7pm Thursday 7 August 2003

WHAT:

An interactive show n tell with DVD producers:
Alistair Jackson and Ron Fortune, James Hare

Some of the topics we will address:
# DVD capacity – just how much video is in a DVD
# various uses of DVD in education, pitching, promotion
# how to prepare for a mainstream release
# duplication and distribution issues
# DVD Studio Pro and Final Cut Pro software
# compression – what is it and how do you do it
# file formats – MPEG vs Quicktime MOV – PICT vs PSD
# how to maximise efficiency and lower production costs
# hints, tips and dangerous pitfalls to be aware of

SPEAKERS – 7 August 2003

Alistair Jackson – EditHouse
www.edithouse.com.au
Alistair manages EditHouse, a small post production facility in Chippendale. He also teaches editing and DVD authoring at the University of NSW and has written tutorials on DVD authoring for Digital Media World magazine. In late 2001 Alistair produced the compilation DVD, DISCulture, a selection of 28 independently produced short films, animations and other creative works. The disc received great reviews and was one of the first Australian releases authored in Apple’s DVD Studio Pro.

Ron Fortune and James Hare
C/- Elastic Wit Studios
www.elasticwit.com.au/
Ron Fortune is Project Manager/Information Designer and James Hare is DVD Production Manager at Elastic Wit Studios in Sydney. Focusing on the highest quality and most innovative techniques, Elastic Wit has been expanding the scope of DVD for several years. What allows this company to stand apart is the integration of a full video production studio that exclusively supports DVD production. Elastic Wit works on feature films, retail music DVDs, documentaries as well as corporate releases. The company received a huge response from the interactive documentary they produced for Australian band ‘george’ for Festival Mushroom Music.

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Event organised by SENSORY IMAGE