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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 5th Edition by David K. Irving, Peter Rea

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part III

Postproduction

This part of the book takes a traditional approach to the editing process. The book is predicated on the director–producer relationship. This part is no different. We have also introduced the editor into the mix. We will call this a professional model, one that mirrors the history of motion pictures. We will follow the more professional path, but we recognize that many of you will be doing it alone and we acknowledge the pitfalls of doing so. In fact, the beginner/student reading this book may be functioning as the writer, director, producer, and editor.

Your film is now shot, or “in the can.” The task of assembling and polishing the final product can now begin. During postproduction, the pictures and sounds that have ...

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