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Introduction to Post Production

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Contributed By Glen Berry

IMPORTANT CONCEPTS
  1. The Editor is not alone
  2. The Editor is not a trained monkey
  3. Seperate Post and Production Teams

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SUMMARY

  • The editor may be the main player in post production but he or she is not working alone. Many other roles come into play in post.
  • Keep the producer and director out of the editing room until a rough cut is complete. Let the editor do their job, there will be plenty of opportunity to make changes.
  • A post team that was never on the set will not be emotionally attached to any of the footage. You want their sole focus to be forging a quality movie and telling a story.
LESSON
Introduction to Post Production
Introduction to the Post Production process, the roles of involved and the responsibilities of each contributor.
Post Production Workflow
The workflow through post production; ingesting and logging, rough cut, fine cut, titling, picture lock, sound track.
Post Production Rules of Thumb
Some guidelines that will put the post process in perspective and help draw parameters around scheduling and budgeting for post.
Editing the Narrative Short
The editor's approach to assembling a rough cut and fine cut, the challenges of the editor, the process of creating the movie in post production.
Three Pitfalls of the Editor
Three common pitfalls to which the editor can become the victim and how to avoid them.