Post Production

Once the production stage is complete, and the the media cards are labelled, the next step is Post Production. The final stage of production is dominated by editing and its corresponding enhancements, which are audio sweetening, graphics and colour correcting. However, Post Production also includes logging (transcribing interviews and listing the b-roll), and scripting (when doing news packages and many documentaries). Finally, Post Production includes marketing and distribution (i.e., broadcast) of the show.

Click to learn more about Logging.

Click to learn more about Scripting for Broadcast.

Post Production is the most expensive stage of production because it uses 20 to 30 percent of a show's budget, if not more. Some post-production houses might charge as much as $2,500 per day for editing.

NLE - Non-Linear Editing

Many post-production facilities use some form of non-linear editing, or NLE. This form of editing is computer-based, allowing instant access to video and audio clips that can be arranged into various sequences. The CMCI uses Adobe Premiere, which is also being used in professional newsrooms at the BBC and CNN, and to edit feature films like Monsters and Gone Girl. Adobe Premiere software comes from Adobe's Creative Cloud, which also includes other programs for graphic design like Illustrator and Photoshop and a motion graphics program called After Effects, which can be used to create various forms of animation.

You can get the Adobe Creative Suite on your own computer at student rates. Click to learn more at the Adobe Website

Click on the links below to learn more about the editing process.