The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo final editorial workflow

Conforming and Compositing A Feature has a detailed article from assistant editor Tyler Nelson (who also used a similar workflow on The Social Network) describing the workflow for conforming and compositing the final offline of TGDT. An interesting mix of FCP (7 I assume) and Adobe After Effects and Premiere.

When the cut was locked, I used an EDL and my own database to conform the .r3d files back into reels of conformed DPX image sequences. This part was done in After Effects, which also allowed me to reposition some shots. Most of the repositioning was generally a north-south adjustment to move a shot up or down for better head room. – Tyler Nelson

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