Chapter 9Post-production

DOI: 10.4324/9781003289371-13

My Everest ascent analogy from the previous two chapters works only partially here: while most of the crew does go home happy (hopefully) at the end of principal photography, for the core group of filmmakers, a whole new journey is just about to begin. They are joined by the fresh new post-production crew: the editor, assistant editors, composer, sound designers, colorists—and of course, the entire VFX team (or teams). For the dozens (or hundreds) of VFX artists, this is the true Everest climb, where the bulk of the VFX work is done. During post-production, the raw takes are assembled into a coherent storyline, while the visual and aural aspects are polished and refined. Post-production ...

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