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Editor; Digital effects technician; Sound technician; Compositor.


Post-production refers to the range of processes applied to material that has been recorded. Post-production roles are divided into different fields, depending on the type of process being applied to the recorded material (editing, sound and special effects).

Traditionally, the most important figure in the post-production phase was the editor, the person who, under the supervision of the director, cuts and pastes together the different shots, in line with the script and indications from the director's team. Editing is a vital stage within the filmmaking process because it is on the editing table that the material finally begins to mean something. Editors require vast knowledge of audiovisual language, as well as general knowledge of aesthetics and art. Furthermore, they also require technical skills in order to edit films using digital technology. They must be organised and meticulous and be able to understand the indications and wishes of the director when putting together the final edit.


  • Receive camera reports and material recorded during the shoot.
  • Arrange the material perfectly, with a technical breakdown, and prepare the sequences to be edited.
  • Go through the screenplay, the technical script and the shooting script.
  • Assemble the shots, put together the scenes and sequences.
  • Structure the editing process.

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