Post-production is kind of like a black art, with artists sitting in front of computers for hours on end, often in darkened rooms. The post world can be intimidating for new producers because you’re not exactly sure what you’re supposed to be doing while they work on the computers. It’s important that you understand how to talk to and—more importantly—how to listen so you can get the finished project you’re looking for.
- Post production is kind of like a black art.…With artists sitting in front of computers,…often for hours on end in these little darkened rooms.…You know the post world can be intimidating…for new producers because you're not exactly sure…what you're supposed to be doing.…It's important you understand how to talk to,…and more importantly, listen so you can get the finished…project you're looking for.…The first thing to do, is to make sure the post team…is aware of the data you are giving them.…Don't just hand them a hard drive and expect to get to work.…
Go through the data with them, so they understand…what they're getting and how it's organized.…The best way to do this, is to open the drive on a computer…and walk through the materials with them.…This allows them to ask questions, and for you to ensure…that nothing was left off the drive,…or that you need to get more materials for the post team.…Be as descriptive as possible in the style for the project.…There are projects where you literally turn over…other raw materials and say, I have no idea.…
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