Post-production is all the work done on a production after recording has finished. Film and TV dramas aren't shot in sequence. The end might be shot before the beginning, background might be recorded at a different time from the action. It's in post-production, (often, simply called 'post'), that the editor takes control of a film. Working very closely with the director they put together all the components to make a story. This is where the sound, the music, the colour, the visual effects and the titles are created. It's also where subtitles are added and different versions, or formats, of the film are made.
Post-production houses are separate companies from production companies. They have their own administrators and bookings coordinators.
Responsible for the post-production process, manages creative and financial resources
Organises the schedule, helps with costing jobs, allocates creative and technical staff
Answers the phone, labels picture and sound files, transfers footage, files notes
Creates all the different versions of a film, including files for cinema, streaming and DVDs
Writes (or translates) the dialogue into two-line captions for deaf and overseas audiences
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