What is Post-Production?
Once recording stops, post-production begins. Post-production mainly deals with editing and can make or break a video. Post-production involves organizing, cutting, coloring, and editing media captured during production.
Remember as an editor, you are a storyteller. Editing is much more than simply cutting video footage. An editor's job is to seamlessly put together a video that meets the audience's needs. Editing should be invisible to the audience. Every cut, transition, sound effect, and graphic should add to your story. Organizing your project and files well can improve efficiency as you begin the editing process. Selecting the right editing video editing application and device is an important step to the post-production process. When video post-production is complete, consider having someone critique your video. Having a friend or colleague watch your video is a great way to improve your final product. When exporting your completed project, consider the needs of the end users. How will the user access the file? Is quality important? Try to use universal file formats such as .MOV, MPEG-4, MP4, and AVI.
Leave time when creating an audio podcast for a careful edit and quality control of your entire piece. Begin with selecting an appropriate audio post-production application. As with video post-production, it is important to work from a script or storyboard during the podcast post-production stage. Organization is key. The listener's time is precious, so make sure your message is clear, concise, and professional. Many educators will create a podcast template to include plugins, channel strips, artwork, and show notes. Templates can save a lot of time and ensure that podcasts are uniformed. When exporting your audio file, we suggest exporting to MP3. To learn more about video and audio editing applications listed below, visit with your digital learning specialist.