SAVING TIME ON YOUR POST PRODUCTION PROCESS
While saving time may not always be an issue, sometimes it is.
Post production can be a timely process, traditionally performed as follows:
- Load and label media
- Edit a paper edit (a paper edit follows the script)
- Edit a rough cut
- Edit 2 more cuts
- Make a final Edit
- Send to audio post production
- Send to color correction
- Combine completed audio and video into one video master
This process is complicated, which each step requiring certain skills.
However this process can be shortened.
By handling audio post and color correction during the edit rather than after the edit,
weeks or even months can be shaved off the process.
This requires a savvy experienced team.
Hardware and crew members are defined by the project budget.
A strong knowledge of both audio and video post is required.
I have these skills and have performed them on various projects,
including a complex feature film. The actual how-to perfrom audio post simulataneously to a picture edit is complex (too complex for this page), but it is possible.
A 5.1 mix is not hard, an M&E is more complex from an editorial standpoint.
Another issue may be how to record ADR when actors are not present in the same location.
I have the answer for that too.