Problem-free Post Production: Strategies and Insights

Problem-free Post Production - Strategies and Insights from 5 Edit Experts on how to help edits run as smoothly as possible.

This Panel Discussion features Post Producer Emma Comans, Edit Assistant Tom Sales, Edit Producer Ann Marie Goodwin, Editor Pete Benn, and is hosted by SP Jo Woolf. It's aimed at Pre-Production and Shoot personnel working in unscripted TV who would like to know more about what can be done in Pre-Production, during shoots, and in the Edit Set-Up period, to make sure the actual edit runs as smoothly as possible.  

Each speaker will explain their role and perspective.  They will each share what they feel should best be provided, and should best be avoided, to save that all-important time and money in the edit.  

Complex multi-cam projects, feature docs, brand new series, traditional series, and high end TV projects for all the major channels and platforms will be discussed.  

There will be plenty of time for questions from the audience, and the Panel would also love to hear your insights about any Post-Production tips and techniques.



Emma Comans has been in post production for over 15 years, has worked at many of London's post house including Clear Cut and Molinaire, and now works as a Post Supervisor for her own company, Flying Fox, specialising in Feature docs and big unscripted TV series.

Tom Sales is a highly experienced edit assistant, used to setting up edits on big series and feature docs.  He runs an active Facebook group for edit assistants.

Ann Marie Goodwin is a Senior Edit Producer and PD, who's also worked as an SP and Exec.  She has credits across many factual programme genres and has vast experience in the edit.

Pete Benn is a highly respected lead editor who has worked on many complex multi-cam series such as SAS: Who Dares Win, and Million Pound Menu.

Jo Woolf is a Factual Entertainment SP, Series Edit Producer and TV Trainer who has worked on many complex multi-cam edits for all the major broadcasters.


This event is supported by the ScreenSkills Television Skills Fund which invests in training for the freelance television workforce thanks to contributions from the BBC, Channel 4, ITV, and Channel 5.

It is part of a ScreenSkills programme managed by the Indie Training Fund to support freelancers to upskill and stay connected, helping keep the industry resilient in these difficult times.

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