4. The post-production
During the post-production all elements of the film are combined. Main emphasis here is on editing and dubbing.
4.1 Screening the material
After the shootings all the material will be reviewed and categorized.
4.2 Logging of the material
The editing is normally digitalized. During the process of logging all scenes are recorded. The single takes are marked individually for easier allocation during the cut. After that the materials are digitized: The film clips are imported to the hard disks of the computer.
The rough cut is the first version of the film. All elements are getting combined. It´s called “rough cut”, since it forms the basis and the first version of the film. At this stage, there is only little attention to details.
During the fine-cut, cuts are adjusted, the timing optimized and the individual picture clips finished.
4.5 Color grading / Color correcting
The color correcting brings the different colors into line. The less you recognize this revision, the better. With color grading films get a special look. The colors in the film can be adjusted to your CI or your print materials.
4.6 Sound mixing
The last stage of the post-production is the sound mixing. This version of the cut already contains speech, music and the original-sound. Now the sound is arranged for the film (e.g. stereo, surround) and further sound is added. For example movements of the camera are accentuated; animations are emphasized, and so on. Subsequently the complete sound is mixed.
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