Profession post-production supervisor

Post-production supervisors oversee the whole post-production process. They work together with the music editor and video and motion picture editor. Post production supervisors help plan the production workflow to make sure the post production phase is included and budgeted for. They ensure that the final product is delivered and distributed.

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Personality Type

  • Artistic / Enterprising
  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Artistic / Investigative

Knowledge

  • Accounting techniques

    The techniques of recording and summarising business and financial transactions and analysing, verifying, and reporting the results.

  • Film production process

    The various development stages of making a film, such as scriptwriting, financing, shooting, editing, and distribution.

Skills

  • Meet deadlines

    Ensure operative processes are finished at a previously agreed-upon time.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Work with video and motion picture production team

    Work with the cast and crew members to establish requirements and budgets.

  • Supervise work

    Direct and supervise the day-to-day activities of subordinate personnel.

  • Work with pre-production team

    Consult with the pre-production team about expectations, requirements, budget, etc.

  • Work with motion picture editing team

    Work together with the motion picture editing team during post-production. Make sure the finished product is according to specifications and creative vision.

  • Consult with production director

    Consult with the director, producer and clients throughout the production and post-production process.

  • Check the production schedule

    Check the daily and long term schedules for rehearsal, training sessions, performances, season, tour, etc. Check the project timeline to be aware of the expectations of time dedication, paying special attention to calls for training sessions, rehearsals, costume fittings, makeup, hair and props, trips, holidays, set-up time, warm-up or stretching period during the day planning, rehearsal time, break times, time and duration of performances, tear-down/strike time, etc. More over this skill is related to transversal skills like:Process information, attend to detail, Meet commitments, work efficiently.

  • Consult with producer

    Consult with a motion picture producer about requirements, deadlines, budget, and other specifications.

  • Monitor production costs

    Monitor the costs of each department during each production phase to make sure they are within budget.

  • Read scripts

    Read a playbook or film script, not only as literature, but identifying, actions, emotional states, evolution of characters, situations, different sets and locations, etc.

Optional knowledge and skills

manage accounts photography calculate production costs understand budgetary limits supervise video and motion picture editing team hire post-production team

Common job titles

  • Production / post production supervisor
  • Post production supervisor
  • 2nd shift production supervisor
  • 2nd shift food production supervisor
  • Post production executive
  • Production supervisor - dermis (sat - tues 7am-5pm)
  • Video post production manager
  • Production manager
  • Production manager (2nd shift)
  • Pre-production lead