MFA Information - Spring 2019

    Acceptable Submission Formats


    Quicktime - Apple ProRes 422 or Apple ProRes 4444 (.mov) - Mac

    DNxHR HQX or DNxHR 444 (.mxf) - PC

    (NOTE: H.264 is a compressed codec for web delivery, not cinematic projection)

    Acceptable Resolutions for screenings in the Bright


    1920 x 1080 (16:9 - HD)*

    1998 x 1080 (1.85:1 - 2K Flat)

    2048 x 1080 (17:9 - 2K Full)**

    2048 x 858 (2.39:1 - 2K Scope)

    3996 x 2160 (1.85:1 - 4K Flat)

    4096 x 2160 (17:9 - 4K Full)**

    4096 x 1716 (2.39:1 - 4K Scope)


    *HD projects will be pillarboxed to fit inside a 2K Flat DCP

    **17:9 is not a standard screening aspect ratio, however we have the ability to project 17:9 in the Bright Family Screening Room

    Audio Mixing


    MFA students are expected to coordinate with their audio mixer on their own. The Post team is not responsible for assigning a mixer to your project, however we are happy to help with the process by forwarding your request to the audio faculty. From there, it is your responsibility to follow up with those students and faculty. Please contact the post team (emails listed below) with any requests regarding audio mixers.

    If you plan on mixing in 5.1 surround, please contact the post team for more information on delivery.



    We accept files in person or over Google Drive. A physical hard drive can be brought to to any of the post managers, or you may upload and share the file with us using your Emerson Google Drive account.

    Important Dates


    Due Date:
    MFA Spring 2019 - April 25th

    QC Dates:
    May 2nd
    2:10pm-4:45pm (Harvard Zero, Itchy, Chinese Brides Abroad)

    May 3rd
    9:00am-12:45pm (Little Shrimp, Your Smile, Summer Reverie, Talking to the Wind, Sandcastles)
    1:30pm-4:45pm (Undercovered, To Be Heard, Visiting, We Need to Talk About the Ring, Happy to Be With You, Maestro)

    Final Screenings:
    May 7th, 8th, 9th, & 10th



    For more information, please contact the Post team: (Ansin 802) (Ansin 606D) (Ansin 702)