The Los Angeles Post Production Group will host the first annual L.A. Post Fest, May 14 at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica at 2:00 p.m. This event is the culmination of a video editing competition, “Create Your Story in Post.”
Competitors were asked to use their creative and technical skills to complete their own version of the sci-fi 4K short film, Protocol.
Each competitor was given the same script, along with greenscreen footage and additional digital assets including music from Sony Creative Software, space stills and footage from European Southern Observatory and sound effects from PremiumBeat.
“The submitted films were really wonderful,” said festival founder, Woody Woodhall. “Each filmmaker took the challenge to heart and made really interesting choices to create their own version of the story.”
According to Woodhall, submissions poured in from around the world from as far away as Australia, Chile, Saudi Arabia and Europe. “Having never done anything quite like this before, we didn’t know what to expect,” said Woodhall. “Once the films started coming back, we were thrilled with the imaginative vision and technical achievements these filmmakers crafted from our raw materials. The challenge did exactly what we envisioned.”
The festival will screen the five winning short films and award prize packages totaling almost $30,000.
The winners are:
Best Film, Best Editing
Best Use of Music and Sound Effects
Best Visual Effects, Most Creative
This event is open to the general public. For more information, visit https://lapostfest2016tickets.eventbrite.com.