BA 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)

    We will take these master files and create DCPs (Digital Cinema Packages) for each submission. If you would like a copy of your DCP, contact the post team.

    Acceptable Resolutions for screenings in the Bright

    1440 x 1080 (4:3 - HD)*

    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)


    *4:3 and 16:9 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

    BA 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 students and faculty. Please contact the post team (emails listed below) with any requests regarding audio mixers.

    To prepare for you mix, you will need to export an AAF of your sequence and a Quicktime for reference. For assistance, see our guide: Exporting for Final Mix

    If you plan on mixing in 5.1 surround, please also deliver six corresponding mono audio tracks labeled C, L, Ls, R, Rs, and LFE. Contact the post team if you have questions about this.


    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.

    If we do not have your submission by the specified due date, you will not be guaranteed a DCP or QC. 

    Important Dates

    Due Dates:
    Wednesday, April 22nd at 9:00am

    QC Dates:
    April 27th - May 1st (schedule will be determined once all submissions have been received)

    Final Screening:
    Friday May 8th

    Dates will be updates as information becomes available.



    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)