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Picture Yourself Directing a Movie by Eric Nicholas

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Chapter 10. Post-Production

Post-Production

SO, YOUR FILM IS SHOT and you’ve spent some cash, possibly a serious amount. Now, with whatever you have left, you move on to post-production and finish your movie—hopefully, after a long rest, as I’m sure you’re completely wiped from your shoot. The good news is, post-production is a very logical and organized process, unlike shooting, which is usually controlled chaos, at best. In post, you simply move forward one step at a time.

Given your budget, I’m assuming that you will be editing the film yourself, most likely on a computer-based system like Final Cut Pro or Adobe Premiere. If you have an experienced editor helping ...

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