Course: Post-Production

General

Read more about this program on the institution's website

Program Description

Key Facts

  • 10 Months (each year): optional length 1 - 2 years
  • 30 Hours/weekly practical classes + weekend shoots
  • $18,800 1-year fee: affordable tuition
  • 25 hours/weekly work on own film project: average time, may go up to 40 hours

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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: $18,800.
  • Dates: 15 March 2021 - 11 December 2021
  • Classes 5-8 hours per day, 9:30am to 5:00pm (Mon - Fri)
  • 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)

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What will I learn?

  • Roles and processes of the VFX/Motion Graphics industry
  • Practical and theoretical development of VFX/Motion Graphics industry
  • How VFX/Motion Graphics are used in media production
  • How to develope ideas for VFX/Motion Graphics
  • How to plan and manage a VFX shot
  • How to produce a VFX shot, through an iterative process, using industry standard tools and techniques
  • How to evaluate a finished VFX shot, in response to audience feedback
  • Uses of 3D models in different media production contexts
  • How to plan and manage a development of 3D models
  • How to apply texture maps and shaders to 3D models
  • How to present finished 3D models for a specific media context
  • Usage of editing techniques for different production contexts
  • How to organise moving image and audio assets in support of a specific production context
  • How to create an edited sequence, combining moving image and audio assets
  • How to evaluate an edited sequence through audience feedback and personal reflection

Graduate Career Profile

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

Program Entry Requirements

Minimum Age:

  • 18

English:

All students who are not native English speakers and who have not undertaken their final two years of schooling in English have to demonstrate capability in English at a standard equivalent to the levels identified below, before being recruited to our programs:

  • Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) level B2; or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) 42; or
  • Pearson Test of English General (PTE) Level 3; or
  • Pearson Versant English Test 58-68; or
  • Having within the past (approx.) two years completed a formal programme of study in English at an appropriate level (such as a level 3 BTEC or ‘A’ level).

If the student cannot provide such a certificate, we will ask them to undertake our on-line English test to assess their abilities to understand and express themselves in English on the required level. If they are unable to undertake such test, they can still study our programmes but without international BTEC Higher National degree (at the end of the study they will receive  Prague Film Institute Certificate).

Prior Experience:

  1. Beginner
  • applicants with no or minimal 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 degree in filmmaking and/or minimum 6 months’ work on set
  • demonstrable experience in making festival level / professional film projects

To apply please visit our website and send:

  • CV
  • Link to your portfolio (or motivational letter if you don't have a portfolio)
  • highschool diploma
  • copy of your passport (please send additionally to info@praguefilminstitute.cz)
Last updated Dec 2020

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, the only school that offers direct connections with industry professi ... 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, the only school that offers direct connections with industry professionals, students have created a number of exceptional student films and cooperated on many professional film projects. Read less