Your client is paying the bills, so they deserve to have input on the post-production process. Just how much input—and how that information is conveyed to your post-production team—should be in your control. Walter talks about being the referee between post-production and your client.
- Your client is paying the bills,…so they deserve to have input…during the post-production process.…Just how much input and how that information…is conveyed to your post-production team…should be in your control.…You are the point of contact, not post.…Your client should never have…a direct line of communication to post-production.…Why?…Well, you are the one who set…the budget and the production timeline.…Therefore, you have to control the flow…of information to post-production.…
If your client communicates directly with post,…the post team might start making changes…without consulting you.…That will eat into your post-production time…and it's entirely possible the changes they're making…are wrong for the project.…Now, they've completely wasted time…doing something that wasn't necessary.…Not to mention, post will be getting feedback…from two different directions, you and the client.…Now, they have to figure out what they actually need to do.…
This will lead to frustration very quickly.…To prevent your client from communicating directly to post,…
Walter Biscardi takes you on set and shows you how production decisions unfold in real time, whether you're scripting, scheduling, directing crew members, or providing feedback to post. Follow along and explore the responsibilities of a producer in all stages, including pre-production (planning), production (running a set), and post-production (editing and delivery). By the end, you'll have a better understanding of skills and techniques it takes to run a smooth and successful video production.
- Scripting and storyboarding
- Running a set
- Paying your crew
- Working with post
- Providing constructive feedback