Greetings everyone. My name is Robert Hardy, and I’d like to welcome you to PostLine, an exciting new filmmaking blog I’ve been cooking up with my good friends over at Art-list, the web’s newest, most kickass music licensing platform. But more about that later.
In the coming months and years, PostLine is going to become the web’s foremost destination for all things related to film and video post-production. You will not only find the latest news and reviews from the world of post, but also helpful, topical tutorials from a variety of sources to help you take your skills to the next level.
Unlike some others in the filmmaking space, PostLine isn’t just a tech blog, a news blog, or even a blog exploring the craft of post-production. It’s all of those things and then some.
The content on this site will be simply organized into four categories: editing, color, audio, and visual effects. This way, you’ll always be able to find content relevant to your interests without scrolling through pages of stuff you don’t care about.
If you’re interested in any single one of these areas, just bookmark one of our category pages (linked above) and check back whenever you need the latest news, reviews, or a piece of inspiration.
If you’re more of a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to post-production — which is a definite trend these days, as clients expect more work from fewer people — then just bookmark the All Articles page.
We’ll be posting in each category every week, so there will be something for everybody.
PostLine is Made Possible by Art-list
Revolutionary is one of those words that I hesitate to use, particularly when it comes to new products or services. However, I sincerely believe that Art-list fits the description perfectly.
In coming years, I would be absolutely shocked if Art-list didn’t disrupt the music licensing space more than any other company.
The best way to describe Art-list is as a combination of high-end licensing sites and low-cost subscription services. With Art-list, you get the best of both of those worlds.
Here’s their introduction video, which gives you a good idea of what they’re all about:
With Art-list, you get unlimited access to their entire library of high-quality music (all of which is sourced from independent artists around the globe). The music is licensed universally, so you can use it for personal projects or commercial ones, all with the same simple license.
Best of all, this service is insanely affordable, coming in at $199 per year for unlimited music. Whether you download 10 songs per year or 300, the price is exactly the same.
If you’re interested in checking out Art-list, hop on over to their site and listen to some songs. You can do so without any obnoxious watermarks or anything like that.
If not, no worries. This blog might be an extension of Art-list, but its primary goal isn’t shameless promotion, but instead to be the best place online for anyone interested in post-production.
About Robert Hardy, PostLine’s Editor-in-Chief
As for me, you might know me from my previous work at No Film School, where my articles about cinematography, editing, and film language reached millions of readers.
These days, in addition to working with the great folks at Art-list, I also run a site called The Filmmaker’s Process. It’s where I share my more philosophical take on independent filmmaking, and teach readers how to craft films that are reflective of their values and that they’re truly proud of.
Despite my background and training in cinematography, in the past 5 years or so I’ve learned that post-production is my favorite aspect of the filmmaking process.
It’s where hundreds or thousands of tiny puzzle pieces are brought together into a finely-tuned finished product. It’s where the story is optimized for maximum impact through editing, sound, color, visual effects, etc. It’s where the emotion really starts to shine through, and is translated for the audience.
So in the coming months and years, I look forward to exploring the world of post-production more fully than any other site on the internet.
Welcome to PostLine.