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Post-Production Glossary A-G: The Terms You Need to Know

When it comes to editing...there’s a lot of ground to cover.  There are just so many aspects to the craft of post-production, that new people trying to get into it can easily find themselves lost and disinterested.  To help this out, there are a plethora of instructional videos out there on the internet.  Still, there are certain technical terms and jargon that you may not fully understand.  Thus, even with help from a tutorial, you may find yourself lost in the lingo and still struggle to stay on top.  That’s where we come in, and I’m laying down the top terms you’ll need to know when it comes to Post-Production.

Making the Cut: The Perils of Editing Your Own Film

Editing, in and of itself, is a craft that requires a lot of work to get right.  The editor's job is hard enough as it is, but the easiest way to make things harder, is by editing a project you developed and directed yourself.  Sometimes it's unavoidable, so we're here to explain the pitfalls of such a practice, and some tricks be successful with it...if you have to.

Quick Tips On The Importance Of Your Crew

Any director knows he's only as good as the people around him, and the crew gathered needs to fill certain positions on the set to get things done.  While most aspiring filmmakers know the key spots (director, actors, camera person), there are others many tend to forget about. So I'm here to talk about some of the other crew members who are essential to a smooth shoot.

How to be a Good Director to your Editor

Director’s and editors have to be able to work together for a movie to really come together.  Sometimes it’s not an easy relationship though, and director’s can find themselves alienating the editor.  In order to avoid that, TMP has developed this article as a way to help directors out in learning the best ways to work with your editor.

A word to the wise.  This is mostly for the indie/low-budget filmmakers.  Trying this in the big studio world, more than likely won’t help you out.

5 Ways to Keep Your Sound Editor From Killing You

When you think about directing and filmmaking, one of the first things that always comes to mind is the quality of the footage. Lighting, angles, pans, and what not are talked about ceaselessly, but one of the most important aspects of any film, often gets left out in the cold: sound.  That's a dangerous thing to do, as it can lead to headaches in Post, and a Sound Editor ready to strangle you.  So we're here to help. 

Celebrate The Holidays With Insight Editions And Star Wars

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