“Just as Season 2 of What We Do in the Shadows finished shooting, studios and productions alike began to shut down, as the Covid 19-induced pandemic set in and brought the entertainment industry to a halt. But with creative minds on overdrive, it was only a short time until they figured out how to pivot. Anything that had finished shooting and was now in post-production had the biggest benefit, as adjustments were made. For the team on What We Do in the Shadows, they had just recently begun post-production. ‘The shutdown hit right when we were finishing post on the first episode of Season 2,’ said post producer Ingrid Lageder (Silicon Valley, True Blood). ‘Practically overnight, our post team and our post facilities had to figure out a new workflow.’”Source: Suzanne Lezotte, SonyCine
AT A GLANCE:
Light Iron colorist Ethan Schwartz details how a remote post-production workflow for the second season of FX’s What We Do in the Shadows was created on the fly in an interview with Suzanne Lezotte on the SonyCine blog. “We are a Baselight and Resolve facility, but Baselight isn’t quite as easy to physically transport as Resolve,” Schwartz explains in the interview. “I typically color on Baselight, but I’m fluent in both, so I switched to Resolve for WWDITS because I knew it would be easier to set up at home.”
Collaborating remotely with series director of photography DJ Stipsen, the post-production team remained on track using a combination of Zoom, Evercast, and Resilio Sync along with Cospective’s CineSync for music and VFX reviews.
Head over to the SonyCine blog to read the full story.