Klaudija Cermak is a visual effects compositing and finishing artist working in London’s Soho. She has over 20 years’ experience in film, advertising and TV post-production. Her credits include Gladiator, Harry Potter, Troy, Jason Bourne, Virtual History, Captain America, Black Mirror and numerous commercials for major brands.
This blog took a disproportionately long time to set up considering the fact that I work in post-production but it is no news, at least to my family and friends, that I am no technical guru which I usually apologise for with the statement “I’m just an artist”. This should also be no news to most of my colleagues who like me can replace heads and airbrush anything and everything and yet can’t get the TV monitor to work when the client walks in. The excuse, usually, being “Somebody must have replaced the remote because this one is not working.” Some tasks just don’t seem essential enough to learn. I remember one of my boyfriends complaining about me not being able to make a soft-boiled egg “just like his mum” and me crying “I can’t be good at everything”. Ok, it is already obvious that this blog, just like the book, may sometimes venture out of post-production and into the real world.
The blog follows the book ‘How to get into and survive Film, Advertising and TV post-production – The Alternative Guide’ published on 27th February 2012 on Amazon, a Kindle Art and Reference bestseller within 24 hours. By the way, you don’t need Kindle to read Kindle books.
The blog is aimed at those dreaming of entering the post-production industry as well as those already in the industry.
The book answered the questions that students asked me following my master classes on post-production over the last few years at London universities.
The blog will answer the questions the students haven’t asked me.
Like the book I expect the blog to be quite eclectic covering anything and everything to do with post-production as well as offering additional tips and tricks on a wide range of subjects from post-production workflows to compositing tricks.
Blogs’ advantages over the books are that the communication is very much two way and more or less instant.
The disadvantage of this blog is that I have no editor.
Ask questions, give answers, place comments, get advice or give some and let’s get the industry moving onwards and upwards!