And the end of post-production, you end up with a master, which is the final project, completely finished, usually at the highest resolution. But that’s not the end of the project for the producer—you need to manage the deliverables and payment from the client so you can pay your post-production team.
- At the end of post-production, you end up with a master,…which is the final project completely finished,…usually at the highest resolution.…But, that's not the end of the project for the producer.…You have to manage the deliverables and payment…from the client so you can pay your post-production team.…You know, let's talk about payment first…because this is important.…It's a sad truth, but once your client has the final master,…or the deliverables, they no longer have a…reason to pay you.…
They have what they want, the finished project.…It does happen, it's happened to me.…There are clients who either refuse to make the final…payment, or they drag out that final payment…for a very long time.…You owe the post-production team money for their work.…If you don't get paid, you're going to have to come…up with a way to pay that team.…You can't simply pass it along to them as…well, hey look, I didn't get paid, you're not getting paid.…Remember earlier, we talked about ruining your reputation…by not paying the production crew.…
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