CHAPTER 19 Postproduction Overview: Workflow and the Editing Stages





After the director has gleefully announced, “that’s a wrap,” after the data wrangler has backed up the last memory card three times, after all of the equipment has been packed up and returned, and after you shake the last hand at the wrap party, there’s still a long way to go before you’ve finished making your movie. The next step is postproduction. Postproduction encompasses all of those creative and technical processes that go on after the shooting stops.

Most of the editing and finishing stages in postproduction offer tremendous creative potential for the continuing evolution of your motion picture. The possibilities range from large structural changes, like rearranging ...

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