Course: Post-Production

General

Program Description

Key Facts

  • 10 Months (each year): optional length 1 - 2 years
  • 30 Hours/weekly practical classes + weekend shoots
  • €12890 1-year fee: affordable tuition
  • 25 hours/weekly work on own film project: average time, may go up to 40 hours

Program Description

The Post-production program will introduce you to the complete workflow of any commercial or feature film. During both semesters, you will learn not only the practical skills of post-production, but also how to implement these techniques effectively in order to build a story. To reflect this, the semesters are constructed as follows:

Year 1: Post-production basics. What kind of work-flows, editing, coloring, and VFX software is being used today? Lessons improve students’ skill set in the most common practices.

Year 2: In choosing your preferred field and programs, you will be given the chance to develop your practical skills of telling a story through editing, as well as empowering your postproduction work using VFX and Color Corrections.

Our teaching motto is "learn by doing" and, as such, 60% of our lessons are practical. Every week you will be in close contact with our "General Filmmaking" group in order to work on specific short films to hone your abilities and work-flow strategies on real films.

During your studies, you will be involved in several of the school’s co-production projects and cooperate on large feature film or commercial productions.

Basic Information

  • Optional length: 1 - 2 years. 10 months full-time each year
  • Tuition per year: € 12 890.
  • Course dates: 2nd September 2019 - 26th June 2020
  • Classes 5-8 hours per day, 9:30am to 5:00pm (Mon - Fri) + weekend shoots
  • Your free time will be busy with practical editing and VFX tasks (shooting periods may take up to 13 hours per day)
  • Technical equipment and study materials are included
  • Internships in actual post-production projects (film and commercials)

What will I learn?

  • How to operate the most common postproduction workflows
  • How to tell a story with your editing and color corrections
  • Practical editing in Adobe Premiere, Final Cut Pro, AVID
  • Color Grade in DaVinci Resolve, Speed Grade
  • 2D VFX and Motion Design in Adobe After Effects and Flame
  • How the Maya and Cinema 4D works
  • How to work with sound design, how to export and import sound back into your master project

Graduate Career Profile

  • Film Editor
  • Color Grading Specialist
  • 2D Artist
  • 3D Artist
  • Production Manager
  • Art Director

Program Entry Requirements

Minimum Age:

  • 18

Language:

  • All applicants must be proficient in English (Min. Level B2: Upper Intermediate)

Prior Experience:

  • Beginners - applicants with minimal or no production experience - an eye for and love of film are essential requirements
  • Intermediate - intermediate experience in the filmmaking arena - must be able to demonstrate previous experience
  • Advanced - completed a degree in filmmaking and/or minimum 6 months’ work on set - demonstrable experience in making festival level / professional film projects
Last updated Jul 2019

About the School

We are PFI, the Prague Film Institute - a top film school with a unique history and family-like atmosphere. While studying at PFI, students have created a number of exceptional student films and coope ... Read More

We are PFI, the Prague Film Institute - a top film school with a unique history and family-like atmosphere. While studying at PFI, students have created a number of exceptional student films and cooperated on many professional film projects. Read less