Often times, a low-quality videographer will consider their job to be done as soon as the camera is finished recording. They’ll pop a tiny tape out of their video recorder, or provide you with a DVD, and then be happily on their way. However, as many video production professionals will tell you, the completion of filming is just one of the earlier steps on the way to finishing a project.
As this definition from the Creative Skillset website describes, post-production is a major process to undertake in order to properly complete a film or digital video project. Even when you get all of the right camera shots and angles, there are often issues with sound and other technical aspects that are only noticeable later on. For directors who want to add special effects to their films, this editing period is often the only chance to do so.
Automated dialogue replacement (ADR) is one editing option that videographers have for enhancing the effectiveness of their finished product. Nothing ruins a viewer’s experience more than hearing faulty audio, and skips in the audio track or background noises can be a great nuisance. With ADR programs, a director can re-record spoken audio from a subject and lay that over the recorded video, providing a better audio experience that fits seamlessly into the video.
A variety of picture and sound editing projects are undertaken during the post-production phase, but one of the most important is the soundtrack. It’s easy to overlook the importance of music when creating an amateur video, but the engaging quality of music adds another layer to any professionally produced video. Think about Star Wars without the music of John Williams, or the several other iconic movie themes you can instantly conjure in your head.
A professional doesn’t skip steps and always realizes how important it is to devote time and energy to every facet of a project. Here at Countdown Productions, we’re proud of our diligence and gladly share reviews of our past experience on the Testimonials section of our website. Call us today if you think that the post-production skills of Dallas videographer Thomas C. Crocker may be what your project needs for the perfect finishing touch.