Fall 2021 Screenings - MFA & BA Capstone

Important Dates


***Please note that late submissions are not guaranteed a QC and therefore may not screen. Please get in touch with the Post team ASAP if you encounter any issues that affect your submission.***



Due Date: Wednesday December 1st, 9:00am

QC Dates: Friday, December 3rd, 9:00am-6:00pm

Screening Date: Sunday December 12th, 3:00pm-6:00pm

BA Capstone

Due Date: Friday, December 3rd at 9:00am

QC Dates: Wednesday December 8th 4:30-6:00pm & Thursday December 9th 4:30-6:00pm

Screening Date: Monday, December 13th, 6:00-9:00pm

Forms of Resistance (VM420-02)

Forms of Resistance will be screening in a different format - please see our updated article for more information on VM420-02 screenings: Forms of Resistance Screening



If your DCP encounters a technical issue and does not play properly, the post team will encode a new file for you and schedule a makeup QC on Friday December 10th.


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


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. This may not be the case elsewhere, if you intend to submit your work to festivals.

How to submit:


Upload your file to Google Drive and share it with us at postproduction@emerson.edu

Please include the requested information about your film and be sure to follow our submission format guidelines.

Please be aware that this upload could take a significant amount of time based on your file size and internet speed. We advise uploading the night before to ensure your upload is finished before the 9:00am deadlines. 

If you need to drop off your file in person, please schedule a time to do so with Kieran McKeon before your 9:00am deadline. 

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

Requested Information:


Please include the following information with your submission

  • Class (BA Capstone, BFA, MFA, or VM420-02?)
  • Film title
  • Resolution
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Frame rate
  • Audio (kHz? Stereo, Mono, or 5.1?)

QCs (Quality Control)

QC dates are listed above under "Important Dates." An exact schedule for each date will be shared once submissions close.


All films submitted by the deadline are guaranteed a QC in the Bright Family Screening Room. The purpose of this time is to watch your DCP in the screening space, set the master volume level, and ensure that the file plays through in its entirety without any issues. In the unlikely event that your file does not play properly, we will encode a new DCP and schedule your makeup QC for Friday December 10th.


The QC is not a time to evaluate creative decisions. Only films with technical issues will be considered for the makeup QC date. 




For submissions and more information, please contact the Post team:

postproduction@emerson.edu will contact our entire team, or reach out individually:


Kieran - Digital Post Manager- Ansin 802 - kieran_mckeon@emerson.edu

Bridget - Film Post Manager - Ansin 606D - bridget_connell@emerson.edu 

Pierre - Post Production Director - Ansin 702 - pierre_huberson@emerson.edu