6The Traditional Filmmaking Postproduction Process


Digital filmmaking techniques are changing the methods by which the laboratory prepares film for the postproduction process. In later chapters, we will explore in depth the areas of digital, nonlinear editing for picture and sound, digital video compression, and the transmission of a scene from one editing system to a viewing station thousands of miles away. However, now it is beneficial to describe the traditional filmmaking postproduction routines—the manner in which films are put together, screened, changed, and released. Only by being exposed to this history can we ascertain just how significant an impact digital filmmaking methods will have on postproducing a film. What follows then ...

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