So the long hours of shooting the video are over. (A secret: even though the final video will run for only several minutes, it takes so much longer than that to shoot it and even longer to make it into the final video, as you can imagine.)
Now we’re ready to edit and do post-production. But before we do that, I must incorporate whatever changes we made to the shooting script, type it all up, including the director’s notes to make it readable and easy for the video editor. The script now becomes the editing script.
Most of the time, there’s a producer who will sit with the editor during the entire process, just to sort of keep him (or her) on track. Now, during this process, the script is not immune to change (from both you or the director), and because of that, my work is not yet over.
It’s only when we’ve dubbed out the master copy of the video or encoded it into a DVD and given it to you, our client, that I can finally breathe…and wait eagerly for the next project!
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