Understanding and handling the workflow is one of crucial elements in digital film production today. With changing and evolving technology, it is important to keep up to date and comprehend how the stages of pre-production, production, post-production and archiving are connected.

The aim of these plenaries is to give an overview of the process and to understand the different steps well enough to have an eye-level discussion with everybody in post-production.

The series of DIGITAL WORKFLOW plenaries is divided into 5 chapters.


From Shoot to Post

"The post starts before the shoot“ has become a standard phrase at the workshop. In this plenary Niko Remus will explain the transition from the film workflow to the digital workflow and go through the entire process. Starting in pre-production when the format is decided and the camera is chosen, going through the process of tests, shooting, backups, offline-rushes all the way into editing.

At the end of the plenary is a practical checklist for shooting digitally.

SATURDAY, JUNE 19. 10.00 - 11.30

Niko Remus


From Picture Lock to Final Grade

The transition from the picture lock to the final stage of image post-production is driven by the conforming process. From there, the colorist takes over in the search for the final look, bridging the gap between the technical and the creative sides, while managing the human aspect of the "therapy session" that grading really is.

Juan Galva will highlight the role of the producer and post supervisor in the grading process and how they can and should be involved.

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21. 11.15 - 12.15

Juan Galva


Master Elements

The DCP has been a standard for cinema projection ever since 35mm prints declined. But how does a DCP really work and what do you need to make one? Will the DCP remain the most important delivery format for film with recent releases on streaming platforms only - or using both. Neeltje van der Heijden will go through the steps of making a DCP and how this is related to the delivery elements for a VOD platform: the IMF. Encryption will be covered as well as handling different playlists and subtitles within a DCP and an IMF. In addition, the main delivery elements in today’s world for mastering and archiving will be explained: the DCDM & the DSM.

SUNDAY, JUNE 27. 14:00 - 14:45

Neeltje van der Heidjen



Organizing deliverables for a digital project, especially in a co-production, is one of the most challenging tasks when completing a film. The numerous formats and ever increasing demands from world sales and distributors and changes in how films are released are adding to the complexity. Neeltje van der Heijden will show you how the put together a comprehensible list, and walk-through the different elements. With all that is required - which materials do you really need and what could you negotiate out of your delivery schedule.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 11:45 - 12:30

Neeltje van der Heidjen


What to Keep

To wrap up the series on Digital Workflows, this session will look into the question of what YOU should keep from your project. Are films an item to be delivered or are they also an asset for the producer?

The session will look at WHAT to store and HOW to store it, aiming at future-proofing the films to be re-mastered in a standard that we might not even know yet.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 23. 12:30 - 13:00

Juan Galva