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Guide to Postproduction for TV and Film, 2nd Edition by Susan Spohr, Barbara Clark

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1   Scheduling

In Webster’s Dictionary, schedule is defined as:

1.   list of details

2.   a list of times of recurring events; timetable

3.   a timed plan for a project

All three of these definitions apply to postproduction scheduling. This type of scheduling is an art form. Primarily, you are expected to commit to paper a plan encompassing every single step of postproduction, from dailies to delivery. Each phase is dependent on the successful completion of the previous phase. Translation: your schedule needs to be flexible and you need to be very organized and possess a lot of patience.

Once you have mapped out your postproduction schedule and committed it to paper, it is distributed to the show’s executive producers and producers, the studio, ...

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