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The steps of Video Post Production NYC will vary depending on the type of video that you have shot. If you have actors and dialogue in the video, there will be more steps than if you only have scenery. It is important that you know what all the important steps of post-production are to ensure that you do this correctly.

Picture Editing

The fest step in post-production will be to edit the picture. To do this, you will need to read through the script and look at all the rushes. From this information, you will be able to determine what should be cut from the video to ensure that the story is seen in the best way. This is a huge responsibility and if you are going to be hiring a picture editor, you should work with them well before post-production. Good picture editors will be able to advise you on how to shoot scenes to ensure that they are perfect and how to avoid any post-production issues before filming starts.

Editing videos can take between 8 to 10 weeks depending on the length of the film. Very short videos will be much faster to edit while feature-length videos will take longer. During this period of time, you will create a few different drafts of the video. The first is the rough cut and the last is the answer print.

Doing An ADR

ADR or automatic dialogue replacement will only happen if you have dialogue within the video. If you do not, then this step of post-production can be skipped. When doing an ADR, you will have the actors come in and record the dialogue. This needs to be done when the dialogue is unclear or there is dullness to the sound.

Do Foley

Doing Foley is similar to ADR, but you will not be using dialogue. Foley Artists are generally hired for this section and they will add sound effects to the video. This could be footsteps or other human-based sounds that need to be in the video. It is recommended that you hire people to do this because they understand what will make a realistic sound on the video.

Secure Your Music

When it comes to the musical score of the video, you should not use any popular song that you like. This is particularly important if you are going to be making a profit from this video. You need to secure the rights to use this music in your video and this can become expensive. It is recommended that you hire a musician who has their own studio to make the score for you because this can be cheaper and will offer you better sound quality.

Do The Mix

Once you have all the audio for the video, you need to layer it. Layering the music on top of each other will create a depth of sound that will make the video better. This process is called the mix or re-recording.