Managing VFX is a daunting subject and a big task, even for smaller films. It’s also a difficult workflow to try to describe generically, but after many years of requests for a writeup on the job of a VFX Editor, I decided to give it a shot. Here goes…
Evan Schiff, ACE
Film editor, workflow enthusiast and occasional programmer.
I'm Evan Schiff, film editor of some things you've definitely seen and some things you should see. I also have a suite of online tools and an archive of articles on workflow that might help you get started as an assistant editor (either your own or someone else's).
Here's my attempt to write a somewhat future-proof guide to getting the materials of your film turned over to all the various departments that editors and assistant editors interact with.
On Star Trek Into Darkness, we put a lot of effort into creating and maintaining a running 5.1 temp mix inside Media Composer. This article gives you an in-depth look at the process, both technically and creatively, and the challenges we solved along the way.
Here's a tip from Re-Recording Mixer Will Files on using Track Effects to instantly make your production audio cleaner and more intelligible.