Post-production is all the work done on a film or programme after recording has finished. This includes creative roles like editing, sound design and colouring as well as admin and bookings, supervision and technical roles like subtitling, projection and DVD encoding. The most famous entry-level role in post-production is the runner: a combination of waiter, cleaner, handyman and messenger, runners fetch tea and do other menial jobs - but all while learning the post-production trade. A good runner can find themselves moving up the department quickly.
Good editors are invaluable to a film or TV show, and most began as post-production runners before working up through the ranks of assistant to editor
Bookings and administration
This is where most people in post-production start out as runners, overseen by post-production supervisors and coordinators
Sound post-production is a creative and technical job that involves re-recording and dubbing dialogue, sound effects and foley
Colourists make sure that all the scenes in a film match and work together by balancing saturation and brightness to make the colour consistent
An eye for detail and accuracy is a must-have to be a film or TV subtitler, as well as a good understanding or script and timing in films
Projectionists help directors and other post-production staff see their creation on the big screen, both during filming or editing and after a film is complete