We wrote the book on post-production workflow, literally. 100,000 words on everything you need to know, from capture to delivery, with contributions from the world’s most brilliant post-production minds.

01

Capture

We dive into camera technology so that you can start your workflow off right, covering topics like cameras, codecs, and color spaces.

9 minute read
02

Prep

A lot has to happen between the time when the director yells “cut” and the editors begin their work. Syncing, backups, checksums, and more.

8 minute read
03

Edit

Whether it takes a team of twenty or a solo artist, the editorial process is balance of artistry and technical details.

16 minute read
04

Conform

The conform translates the film from the language of the editor to that of the color and sound teams. The tiniest details make or break this stage.

7 minute read
05

VFX

We all know that VFX creates new worlds, but it can also save a huge amount of time and money in this world (when done properly).

12 minute read
06

Color

The colorist puts the final polish on the film, using specialized tools to shift the audience’s mood from moment to moment.

8 minute read
07

Sound

Sound is the invisible half of the film. The sound team will record new effects, polish what’s already there, and mix it all together.

14 minute read
08

Delivery

At the final step in the process, each piece of media is packaged together and optimized for each medium: web, broadcast, theatrical, mobile…

13 minute read
09

Case Studies

We walk you through the details of a range of different workflows, from Hollywood tentpoles to wedding videos, so you can see the tradeoffs.

1 minute read
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