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The Complete Film Production Handbook, 4th Edition by Eve Light Honthaner

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Chapter 30

Post Production Overview

 

 

INTRODUCTION

Post production is the process of assembling all the elements of a show (an edited picture, music and sound effects, visual effects and titles) to create a finished product. If, by virtue of the word “post,” you assume that it begins when principal photography ends, you’re wrong. It actually starts in early pre-production with the decision as to how the show will be shot and completed. Next comes the preparation of a post production budget and schedule, the lining up of crew and office space, equipment, a lab and sound, post and effects houses. By the time principal photography has been completed, the editing is well underway and the full Post Production staff is ramped up and running at full ...

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