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The Filmmaker's Book of the Dead by Danny Draven

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CHAPTER 14THE PITFALLS OF POSTPRODUCTION

“I see horror as part of legitimate film. I don’t see it as an independent genre that has nothing to do with the rest of cinema.”

–GUILLERMO DEL TORO

For many years, I have owned a small postproduction company called Darkworld Post. We specialize in postproduction services for independent producers of all budget levels. Besides doing all the post on my own films, we regularly post up to 20 features a year among other duties. We spend much of the day fixing post problems. In the hustle-and-bustle of production, some issues that will cause problems in post cannot be avoided, but I would say 95 percent of the problems we encounter could have been avoided. If your production has low standards, it will actually ...

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