The Post New York Alliance supports and promotes the Post Production community in New York. This podcast is the collection of talks, seminars and events from the PNYA calendar. PostNewYork.org @PostNY
Post Break 24 - Remote Workflows, New Horizons
Post Break: Remote Workflows, New Horizons (Audio)New York State Post Production Community, Now that working remotely has become commonplace, what are the broader effects on our industry going to be? This panel will move beyond the tools of remote work to examine: The pros and cons of managing teams remotely. The changing role of the post-PA, and what new skills are now in demand.Whether post-production teams will become global, how that could facilitate work with previously unreachable clients, and what implications that could have for tax credits.How the need for data security affects everything. Thursday, December 3rd at 4pm EST via ZOOM Following the discussion we will be forming smaller networking "breakout rooms". A continued chance to meet and greet, expand your network! Panelists: Andrew Bly, Co-Founder/CEO, The Molecule VFX Andrew Bly grew up in Milton, PA, where he had always known his future was in entertainment and entrepreneurship. After graduating from Full Sail University he moved to New York City at 19 years old. His first freelance gig landed him on the set of Beastie Boys "Ch-Check It Out" and solidified the next year working directly with Adam Yauch at the beginning of Oscilloscope Films. In 2005 Andrew was one of the founding members of Molecule VFX. As CEO Andrew ensures that Molecule VFX remains true to their core values of delivering high-quality work within expected budgets, and has helped the company gain a foothold within a rapidly growing and challenging VFX landscape. Andrew has worked on a number of TV series and feature films such as "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" (Netflix), "Billions" (Showtime), “Dickinson” (Apple), "Da 5 Bloods" (Netflix), "The Plot Against America" (HBO), and "Five Feet Apart" (Lionsgate).Andrew is an active member of the VFX and Post-Production communities, having served as both a board member for the Post New York Alliance and Chair of the New York chapter of the Visual Effects Society. He has become one of these communities’ strongest advocates and has worked with everyone from lawmakers to local nonprofits in New York and LA to make sure that artists have the resources they need to be successful. Diana Dekajlo, Post Production Supervisor Diana Dekajlo is a New York-based post-production supervisor with extensive 4K/HDR experience. She began her career as a facility producer before moving to freelance post-production supervising. She has experience in both the documentary and narrative spaces, including Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix), Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix), The Case Against Adnan Syed (HBO), Divorce (HBO), and The Queen's Gambit (Netflix). She is a member of the Post New York Alliance and the Producers Guild of America. Yana Collins Lehman, Chairman of the PNYA Board and President / COO of Trevanna Post Yana Collins Lehman, Chairman of the PNYA Board & President and COO of Trevanna Post - Yana currently oversees strategy and operations of the New York, Los Angeles, and London offices, overseeing a staff of 40. She has been a post-production accountant at Trevanna, working on feature films and television shows since 2004. She is an active member of Local 161. Moderator: Chris Peterson, Board Secretary / Executive Board Member, PNYA and Executive Producer Chris Peterson has worked as an Executive Producer and media technologist at post-production facilities, VFX shops, sound/music houses, and systems integrators. His credits include Hereditary, Absentia (Sony/Amazon), Women of Troy (HBO), and Roger Waters’ concert tours and films. Prior to that, he was a producer/videographer/editor for the Howard Stern Show and on location for cable series in Brazil, Argentina, Trinidad, and around the United States. He is the host of the PNYA’s popular webinar series “Post Break,” which has been providing timely, post-Covid information and community fo
Post Break 23 - VFX for Post Supervisors
Post Break: VFX for Post Supervisors (Audio) "VFX for Post Supervisors", a discussion on the work of producing and delivering VFX, the role of the VFX Producer, and what to do when you don’t have one. It will look at both facility and production-side roles, to reveal what’s going on behind the scenes at every stage of VFX production, and to also gives process tips to Post Supervisors who find themselves having to produce VFX on their jobs. Thursday, November 12th at 4pm EST via ZOOM PANELISTS: Leslie Lerman, VFX Producer Leslie Lerman has over 20 years experience producing visual effects for feature films. She fell in love with the art of visual effects working as a production assistant on Fight Club. She honed her skills collaborating on five films with director, Marc Forster, including Finding Neverland & The Kite Runner. Leslie has continued to work with some of the industry’s most notable filmmakers. Her titles include Sam Mendes’ Skyfall & Spectre , Ron Howard’s In The Heart of the Sea and Rob Marshall’s Mary Poppins Returns. Most recently, Leslie oversaw the visual effects for John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place 2. Ryan Cunningham, Executive Producer, Powerhouse VFX/Company 3 Prior to joining PowerHouse, Ryan served as a Senior VFX Producer at Zoic Studios , Method Studios, The Artery, as well as the Executive Producer of The Colony . Collectively, Ryan has produced VFX for both episodic and feature films on shows such as Warrior for Cinemax/HBO, Glass for Universal, Maniac! for Netflix and Servant for Apple+. In addition to holding credits in visual effects, Ryan has produced multiple feature film projects and the Emmy nominated show Game Changers for CBS in 2013. Currently, Ryan oversees all productions at PowerHouse. MODERATOR: Ben Baker, Vice / HBO Ben Baker’s professional experience has been across a broad range of projects in the US, the UK and Australia, working for broadcast networks, feature film studios and independent producers as a post supervisor, producer, project consultant, manager and executive. His most recent credits include VP of Studio Services at HBO and VP of Post Production for Vice Studios.
Post Break 22 - Lessons Learned When COVID Hit
Lessons Learned When Covid Hit, Post / Production Collaboration (Audio) How does a supernatural drama series manage its way through Post Production, when a real life "Coronapocalypse" horror suddenly hits? "Lessons Learned When Covid Hit, Post / Production Collaboration" features representatives from the AMC/BBC America series, "NOS4A2". Good communication is always important, and a solid workflow is essential for every show, so find out how this worked when Post Production was sent into home isolation, and how mutual trust became more important than ever to deliver the show. Thursday, October 29th at 4pm EST via ZOOM PANELISTS: Nate Overstrom, Creative Director, Zoic Nate Overstrom has been drawing for as long as he can remember and applies his artistic talents to the world of VFX and animation. A fifteen+ year industry veteran, Nate is known for his mastery of CG and live-action compositing, having worked on dozens of projects that span across feature films, television shows and commercials. A Connecticut native, he earned a BFA in Computer Art from NYC’s School of Visual Arts in 2003. After graduation, he made his way out to Los Angeles and began his career at Zoic as an intern. After honing his technical and creative skills he transitioned back to the east coast to spend 2 years at Look Effects in NYC. Zoic recruited Nate in 2014 to spearhead its NY studio as a VFX Supervisor, where his work earned him three VES Award nominations as well as multiple Emmy nominations, including a 2016 Emmy nomination for “Outstanding Special Visual Effects” on the Amazon original series “The Man in the High Castle.” Nate continues to serve the New York office as Creative Director. The Grey, Noah, Warm Bodies, The Man in the High Castle, White Collar, Quarry, Banshee, Quantico, Homeland, Lawless, Straw Dogs, Crossbones, Once Upon a Time, V, Prison Break, Marvel Studios: The Defenders, Marvel Studios: Iron Fist, Mother!, Hold the Dark, Dead Pigs, Manhunt: Unabomber, Warrior, WuTang: An American Saga, NOS4A2, Judas and the Black Messiah, The Many Saints of Newark. Shana Fischer Huber, Producer Shana Fischer Huber is a freelance Post Producer in Film and Television. She started her producing career on the Critically Acclaimed series “Once and Again” for Ed Zwick and Marshall Herskovitz. Her most recent project with long-time collaborator Veena Sud, “The Lie” is a Blumhouse/Universal Pictures feature that premiered on Amazon Prime Video earlier this month as part of the “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series. Shana previously worked with Veena on the Pilot and 4 Seasons of the Award-Winning cult favorite “The Killing” for AMC and Netflix. This summer she wrapped 2 seasons of the Genre show NOS4A2 for AMC, based on Joe Hill’s beloved novel. Prior to that she worked on several streamers including “Hand of God” for Amazon, “Seven Seconds” for Netflix and “The Red Road” for the Sundance Channel. Recent Premium projects for HBO include “Looking: The Movie” and Season 1 of the hit show “Insecure.” Shana attended Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television for graduate school. She is a long-time member of the Producer’s Guild of America. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband, son and yellow lab. Carly Wilson, VFX Producer Carly has worked in the VFX industry for over 10 years on both the vendor and show side and most recently was the VFX Producer for NOS4A2 Season 2. MODERATOR: Lauren Ritchie, VFX Producer / Post Supervisor Lauren Ritchie has over 25 years of experience in the film industry. She began her career in NY producing music videos in the late 80's and then a few years later moved back to Los Angeles to work in film. She discovered her love of visual effects after working with James Cameron on the 1993 feature "True Lies". That then led to various production side and vendor si
Post Break 21 - Building Mental Resilience in the Age of COVID
Post Break: Building Mental Resilience in the Age of COVID (Audio) On the heels of World Mental Health Day this weekend, PNYA POST BREAK brings you “Building Mental Resilience in the Age of COVID”. We've all been experiencing varying levels of anxiety since March! According to a global study, 2020 is considered the most stressful year ever, and most of us aren’t sure how to deal with it. We bring you experts in various fields related to mental well being. They will share easy to use strategies that will help you in moments of stress. Thursday, October 15th at 4pm EST via ZOOM PANELISTS: DEBBY GERMINO Debby Germino is a film and television editor (Fargo, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Smallville, Genius), endurance athlete and author of the Happiness in Training publication on Medium. She writes about happiness, health and mindful living. She has studied mindfulness for the past 10 years and enjoys helping and supporting others in creating happy and fulfilling lives. Happiness is a practice that can be strengthened with training. If you would like to become more resilient, less anxious, and enjoy more ease in life, download Debby’s Happiness in Training Starter Kit today. MICHELLE COLT Michelle Colt is passionate about helping people connect to their authentic selves, get past their perceived limitations and shine in their lives and careers. She is a nervous system expert. For 16 years she has been teaching INSIDE GAME in New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Her clients consistently experience rich, powerful, lasting career and life changes. Equally important, they have “let go” of the resistances and fears that held them back and feel a rich connection to the pulse of life which gives them a deep sense of confidence, grounding and well being. LILLIAN GALLINA Lillian Gallina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at the Actors Fund ~ She supervises the Mental Health Program in the Eastern Region. The Actors Fund provides services to ALL professionals in performing arts and entertainment. Lillian Gallina (she/her/hers), LCSW is a licensed clinical social work and supervisor at the Actors Fund, a human services organization serving all professionals in arts and entertainment. She oversees the Entertainment Assistance program, Eastern region, which provides emergency financial assistance, clinical case management, and mental health services to entertainment professionals. In addition to her work with individuals, she has developed and led a variety of workshops and trainings on such topics as Responding to Sexual Harassment, Addressing Workplace Dynamics, Managing Anxiety and Depression, and Identifying & Responding to Substance Abuse. Lillian holds a Masters of Social Work from Hunter College and a Bachelor of Science in Creative Arts Therapy from the New School. MODERATOR: Isabel Sadurni Isabel has been working in documentary-filmmaking for nearly twenty years. Her work includes award winning feature-length documentaries and short narratives that have played in top-tier festivals such as Berlin, Telluride and Tribeca and on HBO, PBS and The Discovery Channel including the recently released WHAT SHE SAID THE ART OF PAULINE KAEL (Juno) and THE AMERICAN NURSE (Kino Lorber). She's collaborated with film professionals in over 35 countries and is currently writing a fictional multi-episode girl-gang Western. She's also collaborating with the creators of WisdomVR Project on a VR documentary project set in her home town of Mill Valley, California and Mount Tamalpais.
Post Break 20 - The Future of Post Production
Post Break:The Future of Post Production (Audio) The Future of Post Production “The Future of Post Production” will explore a post-Covid view of what post production might look like based on needs and preferences, specifically, predictions on services and workflows creatives will want to continue to lean into because it provides them a flexible or more creative way of working. We will get specific to remote, hybrid and on-premises workflows for ADR, Color, Offline Editorial, Sound, and delivery. Thursday, October 1st at 4pm EST via ZOOM PANELISTS: Chris Arruda, Post Supervisor Chris began his career as a commercial producer. After a successful 26 year run producing TV campaigns, he made the switch to long form narrative post production. He cut his teeth as a post supervisor on shows like Happyish (Showtime), Vinyl (HBO), Gypsy (Netflix) and The Sinner (USA). Chris became head of post for Warrior (Cinemax) where he began his collaboration with showrunner Jonathan Tropper for 2 seasons on that fantastic show. He's now working with Tropper on Seasons 2 and 3 of SEE (Apple +) Zak Tucker, CEO & President, HARBOR Zak Tucker is the Co-Founder and CEO of HARBOR, a top-tier, global production and post-production studio serving the feature film, episodic, and advertising industries. For more than twenty years, he has been strategically disrupting to create the first end-to-end, cross genre, independent production studio of its kind. Starting his career as an editor for commercials and documentaries, Zak soon progressed to directing. He launched Swete Post in 2000, which he grew successfully until the 2012 launch of HARBOR in Soho, NY. By 2018, Zak had built HARBOR from a staff of four and a footprint of 400 square feet, offering just two services, into a staff of one hundred and a campus of 70,000 square feet, offering the full range of production and post-production services. Zak’s skill, insight, business acumen, and holistic understanding of the creative community, have helped establish HARBOR’s reputation for delivering award-winning talent, service excellence, and technical innovation in a collaborative culture, as well as improving its financial performance year after year. Notable feature and episodic post-production projects include, Once Upon A Time in Hollywood, directed by Quentin Tarantino for Sony Entertainment, The Irishman, directed by Martin Scorcese for Netflix, Solo: A Star Wars Story, directed by Ron Howard for Lucasfilm, Ocean’s 8, directed by Gary Ross for Warner Bros., Arrival, directed by Denis Villeneuve for Paramount, Billions, created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien and Andrew Ross Sorkin for Showtime, and Sweetbitter, executive produced by Stuart Zicherman for Starz. HARBOR’s advertising brand clients include American Express, Nike, Adidas, Swarovski, Gap, Victoria’s Secret, Dior, Versace, Estee Lauder, Tommy Hilfiger, Ralph Lauren, Tide, Mercedes, Toyota, Walmart, Citibank, Eliquis, Humira, Sanofi, Bounty, Olay, Crest, and Cascade. Peter Postma, Managing Director of FilmLight Americas Peter is Managing Director of the Americas at FilmLight, developing tools incorporated into the Truelight and Baselight systems. Previously Peter worked as a systems engineer at Eastman Kodak helping pioneer digital intermediate technology. Peter has taught seminars on colour management for production and post-production around the world and holds a BFA in Film and Animation from Rochester Institute of Technology. MODERATOR: Diana Dekajlo, Post Supervisor Diana Dekajlo is a New York-based post production supervisor with extensive 4K/HDR experience. She began her career as a facility producer before moving to freelance post production supervising. She has experience in both the documentary and narrative spaces, including Abstract: The Art of Design (Netflix), Springsteen on Broadway (Netflix), The Case
Post Break 19 - A Conversation about Color Finishing: Demystifying the Use of Rec 709
A Conversation about Color Finishing: Demystifying the Use of Rec 709 (Audio) A Conversation about Color Finishing: Demystifying the Use of Rec 709 This week we have a conversation between DI colorists on the use of Rec 709. Thursday, Sept 17th at 4pm EST via ZOOM PANELISTS: Lucie Barbier-Dearnley, Senior Colorist / SIM New York Lucie, Senior Colorist at Sim New York, is passionate about color grading and brings expansive credits across features, episodic television, and documentaries. Originally from France, Barbier-Dearnley studied at the Université Sorbonne Nouvelle and L'Ecole des Nouveaux Métiers de la Communication in Paris, and at New York Institute of Technology. Her studies in fine arts and her passion for painting provided the perfect education for her move into color grading. She began her career in post-production at Company 3 New York, as a Digital Restoration Specialist. After transferring to the company's London facility, she advanced to Color Assistant, Junior Colorist, and ultimately Colorist. Her recent credits include the feature film You Should Have Left, and the documentary series Hillary and High Score. Sean Dunckley, Senior Colorist / Light Iron New York Light Iron Senior Colorist Sean Dunckley has collaborated with some of the industry’s top talent in the feature, commercial and episodic worlds. Since joining Light Iron in 2013, his credits have included the features The Night House, Villains, Late Night, Brittany Runs a Marathon and Life Itself. In the episodic world, Sean has collaborated on such celebrated series as Girls, Tales of the City and Dickinson. In his spare time, he enjoys hitting the links and has played a good percentage of the top 100 golf courses in America. Moderator: Freddy Hernandez, Director of Business Development /Light Iron New York Freddy Hernandez joined Light Iron’s Los Angeles facility in 2016 as a DI producer and recently moved to Light Iron New York to serve as Director of Business Development. With more than 10 years of experience, his credits include Transformers, The Lone Ranger, The Circle, A Star Is Born, 24 Hours to Live, Ingrid Goes West, Last Flag Flying and Hot Summer Nights. Freddy represents Light Iron as a member of the Post New York Alliance and is a frequent public speaker on post-production topics.