Post-Production

Edit Bays

The SFSU Cinema Department provides students and faculty with a wide array of individual Edit Bays to work on their films.

The Edit Bays contain:

  • Euphonix Avid MC-Color Control Surface for DaVinci Resolve
  • 60GB sound effect library equipped with Soundminer metadata search engine software
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
  • Avid ProTools
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Maya
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Digital capture hardware and software

Film to Tape:  Rank Cintel Turbo 2 16/35 flying spot scanner with DaVinci Renaissance color and timing front end which is output via AJA i/o HD Apple Pro Res Converter directly into Final Cut Pro.

Location:

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 411

Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm

Reserve at Edit Cage, FA 416. Only available to students currently enrolled in production classes.

Edit Cage

The Edit Cage gives students access to a multitude of department services and facilities, such as Edit Bays, Animation Studios, the Foley Stage, and the Mix Stages. Additionally, the Edit Cage houses an impressive array of traditional film editing and optical printing equipment. It also provides students with unique working opportunities for the department.

The Edit Cage is open throughout the Fall & Spring semesters, with appointments available during Summer Session and on case by case basis when school is not in session.

Location:

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 416

Phone:

  • (415) 338-1857

Hours:

  • Mon-Thurs: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm

Foley Stage

The Foley Stage is used by students and teachers to record sound effects and voice dubbing in post-production for their classes and productions.

Highlights include:

  • Protools HD for state of the art sound recording
  • 10 separate pits for gravel, sand, metal & water
  • 7 different walking surfaces

Location:

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 446A

Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm

Reserve through Caio Simbula at caiofilm@sfsu.edu. Request forms available on bulletin across from FA436. Available to students currently enrolled in production classes. Instructor approval required.

Mix Stages A and B

Classes, students, and teachers alike use the Sound Mixing Stages to improve and lay the sound mixes for their films and learn new and emerging techniques.

The Mix Stage features an impressive repertoire of software and equipment:

  • Digi C-24, Surround Panner with Protools HD
    • Audio Ease
    • Dolby Surround Tools, allowing for a 5.1 Surround Capable mix
  • Custom TAD array speakers hidden behind a large projection screen and controlled by a Soundweb 9088iis network controller to tune and time align the room
  • A 60GB sound effect library equipped with Soundminer metadata search engine software

Location:

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 447A

Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm

Reserve through Caio Simbula at caiofilm@sfsu.edu. Request forms available on bulletin board across from FA 436. Instructor approval required and only available to students currently enrolled in production classes.

Post-Production Lab

Supporting courses in animation, post production sound and editing, interactive storytelling, and digital cinematography.

Hardware:

  • 14 iMac, 27"
    • 3.4 GHz i7 Intel Core processor
    • 12gb RAM

Software:

  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2015
  • DaVinci Resolve
  • Final Cut Pro 7.0.3
  • TV Paint Animation 10 Pro
  • Z Brush
  • Autodesk Maya 2013
  • Final Draft 
  • Movie Magic Budget & Scheduling
  • Microsoft Office 2011

Location

  • Fine Arts Building, Room 338

Hours:

  • Mon-Thu: 9:00am-9:00pm
  • Fri: 9:00am-6:00pm
  • Sat & Sun: 9:00am-5:00pm

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