ZAP Zoetrope Aubry Productions describes itself as “filmmaker-friendly digital post”. Principal and founder Kim Aubry knows of what he speaks, his background as former Zoetrope head of Post Production, has prepared him for his current role as media interpreter, guide and troubleshooter for the complex, tower of babel like world that currently exists. On one hand technology has made it possible for independent filmmakers to have more control, at a lower cost, of much of the filmmaking process. Affordable HD cameras, mac based final cut workstations, and more has changed the technical environment in which we work. Many have gone so far as to say the day of the post house is gone. They would be wrong. There is a fundamental difference between those that say “I shoot, I edit, I post to youtube, I am a filmmaker”, and those who understand the fundamental collaborative nature of the process. No matter how talented you might be it is almost impossible to be well versed in all that goes into transforming all the different elements into a cohesive, technically solid, realization of a filmmakers vision. They essentially need a place like ZAP to crystalize, perfect and deliver the finished goods, balancing the competing demands of quality, schedule and budget. ZAP has what it takes and they have your back.
Some of the services they offer include:
Creative Services: Offline editing, motion graphics, sound design mixing and more
Mastering & Deliverables: Packaging for broadcasters, audio layback, cc and more
Screenings: 24 Seat Dolby certified screening room
Editing Room Rentals: Avid, Final Cut, Digidesign
Post Services: Ingestion all formats, online conforming, Color Grading & Mastering
Sound & Audio: Editing, sound design, sweetening, mixing, 5.1 dolby surround
DVD Services: Full service DVD design and premastering facility
To get an idea of their experience visit their DVD Revolver click here
Camera Kit Rentals
To read through some of the projects that ZAP has been involved with is literally a who’s who of some of the best known and loved films of the last 25 years. When watching the credits of some independent little gem you discovered, you will be amazed how often the ZAP name pops up. At any given time Kim and the ZAP team seem to have their finger on the pulse of what is going on in the local independent scene. Over the years many have trusted their projects to ZAP, and they were not disappointed. We have only touched the surface here and suggest you visit their comprehensive website to better understand the full range of their services, and their successful track record. These guys are the real deal and you should check them out.