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Fix It In Post by Jack James

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Chapter 1 Introduction

 

“Don't worry; we can just fix it in post!”—Anonymous

 

 

The Beginning of the End

Postproduction is where a lot of the magic of moviemaking happens. The shoot's in the can and the actors, writers, and production crew are long gone, often leaving behind a director on the point of exhaustion and a producer trying to regain control of spiraling costs.

As with every other stage of production, nothing ever goes smoothly in post (despite what the DVD extras tell you). Piecing the film together can be a laborious, unglamorous, tedious, and wonderful roller coaster of ...

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