Post Super Newsletter: 12 January 2024

It’s the end of the week Post Supers!
And we still haven’t got the newsletter out!! Gemma kept adding to it and kept adding to it… so we are afraid this week is a bit of a mish mash again… Cheers to a fresh (but slightly slow) start and a new year of exciting projects eh! Unfortunately it is a bit UK centric this week but there will be more to come in the next few weeks for US & Rest of World folks, there is one event to note below from the HPA, in LA. 

Come to our event in the North of England – Leeds!!!

This is home turf for some of us on the Post Super team. We are starting our year off with something exciting – co-hosting an event with some exclusive training at Sticks & Glass in Leeds on Thursday 25th January 2024 from 6.00pm. Email if you would like to be there!

Women in Post Pop-Up Breakfast

Join HPA Women in Post on 17th January for a cozy networking gathering at Le Pain Quotidien, studio city! Winter sets the perfect mood to foster new connections and discuss industry updates while enjoying some delightful Belgian pastries and coffee. It’s an easygoing, complimentary event—swing by and mingle!

Register here 

UK Screen Alliance – Awards & Dinner

UK Screen Alliance and Animation UK are the industry lobby that supports our UK Post industry. They are doing a final call for nominations across our five award categories listed below, which will now close EOD on Friday, 19 January. Nominate the individuals who have gone above and beyond in their sectors and celebrate their efforts and achievements. When submitting your nomination, please make sure to finalise it with the proper relevant evidence. Those who have previously submitted nominations without providing the supporting evidence can still amend their submissions. For more information about the nomination criteria and process, the award details, and to access the nomination forms, please click on the link below.

Submit your nomination!

We have another Post Super Essentials Course running in February!

We have a few spaces left for our Post Super Facility Essential training course that starts in February…Email if you would like to get booked on! Below is a quick recap of what it covers…

Overview of the Episodic HETV & Film workflows, diving through the combined picture and sound workflows as well as deliverables. Knowing where you fit into the process is half the battle!
Overview of Post Scheduling & Budgeting, & information on how this affects Post Production decisions later in the project.
An easy to understand session on why things go wrong & how to fix them & maintain relationships.
A Q/A session with Post Super’s Gemma Nicholson to ask your questions & get some answers…

Our Essentials Post Production Training is to get any new starters fully up to speed. This foundational training course will give a great base understanding of the Post Production landscape & will work for all levels of PPC, or facility customer facing, creative or backroom staff. 

There is some excellent new training available from Screenskills in the UK! Upskilling for screen professionals is an e-learning series brought to you by ScreenSkills, in association with Mission Accomplished and Maximity. It is a series of seven modules designed to improve your software skills and to develop efficiencies in your working practices, build confidence and understand the benefits of using software collaboratively. It covers how to use Microsoft software programmes Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Plus, it gives an overview of media sharing and your GDPR and cyber security responsibilities while working on productions. It also has tips for working productively as a freelancer and explains the tools which enable effective team collaboration.

Upskilling for Screen Professionals

New Additions to our Post Production Directory!

We are committed to jumping up and down about this directory – as you gear up for new projects in the new year & beyond it should be an go-to place for you to look up new potential facilities, crew & resources! We are delighted to announce the latest additions. Take a moment to explore the offerings of these fantastic companies who want to be connected with you:

Wash in London
PFX s.r.o in Prague
The Refinery in Cape Town 

Finally an article/video!

…That we wanted to direct you to from Broadcast… we thought it was really interesting thought leadership stuff… All about Post & the way that things are changing! “When it comes to technology, there are plenty of reasons for broadcast and post facilities to be optimistic. Recent developments in cloud workflows and AI capabilities (amongst others) mean we’ve never had so many tools at our disposal, and workflow requests that were out of reach as recently as a few years ago can now easily be achieved in a variety of different ways.” There is also a longer video presentation available of the article from Jigsaw24… Soooooo interesting!! 

Video here! 
Broadcastnow Article

Phew! That’s it!

Have a lovely weekend!

Gemma, Jess & the Post Super Team x