Chapter 2:Post Production Workflow

There is an old saying that if you don’t know where you’re headed, you’ll never get there. This certainly rings true when it comes to the creation of a motion picture. It is fascinating to see how each filmmaker works, because there are so many different ways to create film. And no two filmmakers work exactly alike.

The first step to successfully creating a film is to define a path or plan, a workflow of how the film will be produced from beginning to end. Some of these workflows are elaborate, resembling architectural drawings for skyscrapers. Others are written on the back of a piece of cardboard. It doesn’t really matter. But without a workflow, every phase of production will suffer. Some filmmakers lack ...

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