MFA Information - Spring 2020

    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. Please share your submission with

    Important Dates


    Due Date:
    Monday, April 20th at 9:00am

    QC Dates:
    April 27th - May 1st

    Final Screenings:
    May 5th - 7th



    For more information, please contact the Post team:


    or reach out individually:

    Digital Post: (Ansin 802)

    Film Post: (Ansin 606D)

    Post Manager & Audio Post: (Ansin 702)