There are plenty of important fields in the video production industry. Between casting, shooting, and audio production, all play a separate role, but that doesn’t make any of them less significant. After all, a production piece may be shot very well and have clear audio, but if actors are miscast, the finished product may receive heavy criticism. Speaking of which, the final stage of the production process, which involves putting many of these aspects together, is another important part of the video production industry. Known as post production, here are a few things to remember in the process.
Don’t Wear Too Many Hats
Whether you have experience in the video production industry or not, don’t try to juggle too many tasks at once. Post production is a team effort, and with all the work to be done, it can take up to several months to complete. Between adjusting audio and music, adding special effects, and wrapping up the piece as a whole, it usually takes longer than the actual shooting of the film. It’s a collaborative effort where all aspects of production come together, and the piece becomes refined. Of course, though, the length of how long this will take, depends on what you’re producing. If you’re looking to produce a full length feature, for example, the process will be much more involved than if you were creating a short piece for college students.
Have A Back-Up Plan
Don’t just plan ahead during the post production process, but have a back-up plan as well. For example, let’s say you or someone on the team is working on adding music to a scene. Make sure to have another piece of music prepared, in case you realize the original track which was planned to be used, doesn’t fit well with the scene. For every effect, music track, or transition shot that’s added, make sure there’s a contingency plan. Even during the final stages of production, effects and editing often don’t wrap up until the final weeks before the film’s release date, especially for full length features.