Blackwater Digital Services (and our use of Signiant Media Shuttle) was featured in the August print edition of Post Magazine. Read all about it (pages 38-39)! Click here for the full edition (and larger print). … [Read more...] about Post Magazine Feature
If you want to sell or license your film internationally, your sales agent will require a few additional elements you may not yet have. These elements are required for localizing, subtitling or dubbing your film into a foreign language, and may be required to complete a sale to distributors in … [Read more...] about Foreign Distribution Assets
For about the first 100 years of filmmaking, the only way to get a film (and I do, literally, mean "film") from one place to another was to physically move it. But shipping reels of film was expensive -- they were heavy, they had to be insured, and teams of people had to track their movement for … [Read more...] about Digital Delivery: Content at the Speed of Light
Textless elements (also simply referred to as “textless”) are textless versions of shots that contain text over active video (i.e. text added during post-production). In other words, it is those shots you've added text to, but the added text removed. Examples of textless shots/elements include the … [Read more...] about What Are Textless Elements?
Just like most industries, post-production and distribution both have their own specific jargon. Since some terms may not be shared with other industries, a Google search might not yield helpful results. Fear not! We’ve compiled a handy lexicon to assist you as you navigate this complex and … [Read more...] about Post and Distribution Lingo
Nathan is the owner of Blackwater Digital Services and has well over a decade of experience in motion picture quality control. Quality Control ("QC") is one of the most important parts of the post-production workflow, but one of the last things most independent filmmakers consider. The importance … [Read more...] about The Importance of Quality Control