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

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Chapter fifteen

Finishing/Online/Laboratory

I paid a friend who knew the software inside and out to do color correction. He did it at home using AfterEffects. He really worked hard on it; he sculpted every single frame. It is hard to articulate what he did, but the film looked so much better after he completed the work.

Luke Matheny

PRODUCER

Keeping Track

The producer plays a pivotal role during this final stretch of the postproduction process. He serves as creative partner, negotiator, dealmaker, troubleshooter, independent eye, and promoter.

There is one certain fact: postproduction can be a quagmire if you don’t know the terrain and have not done your homework. It can also drain whatever funds are left in your budget. There are many hidden ...

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