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Directors Tell the Story, 2nd Edition by Mary Lou Belli, Bethany Rooney

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Section Three

Post

Overview

What is “post”? “Post” is the time following production when a film is assembled and readied for delivery so that it can be shown or broadcast. It is the director’s final chance to reinterpret the script. It is also known as the postproduction phase.

What does a director do during post? The director works closely with the editor to make sure that the film is cut together so that it clearly and artfully tells the story. Together, they add temporary music and sound effects so that the director’s cut clearly shows the director’s vision. The director may continue to oversee his vision during the other postproduction processes such as color correcting, working with the composer, and dubbing, or simply hand over his cut ...

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