Production / Television

Post production

Post production is where recorded material is shaped, polished, packaged and comes to life. Understanding its demands and how it works is a must for anyone in the industry. Browse the articles and videos in this section for practical advice on the world of post production.

Editing: the basics

This series of short films breaks down one of the most essential parts of television and video production – the edit. First, getting your material organised

Editing: refining your rough cut

In the second of our films on the basics of editing, we look at the process of refining your material and building your rough cut

First steps: in the edit

What happens when a producer, director or editor walks into the edit suite? What are the steps you need to take to keep your edit on track? Top editors guide you through the first steps.

Using music in your production

Inspiring, moving, or really irritating, music is a must for most programmes today. Why has it become so important and how do you make sure it enhances rather than ruins your production?

Clear sound: making the most of post

George Foulgham, award winning dubbing mixer, on making the most of post.

Delivering your programme as a file

Change is coming as we start delivering programmes as digital files. Will it affect programme makers? The first in a series of podcasts examines the issues.

File delivery: maintaining quality

Maintaining quality when delivering digital files may sound daunting for programme makers, but whose responsibility is it? A panel of experts give their tips.

Tapeless production

Producing with file based formats - Jane Clancey and guests discuss tapeless production and what this cultural change means for programme makers.

Profile: editor, observational documentary

How do you make an observational documentary about a highly emotive and contentious subject without commentary? Editor Ben Brown on working on BBC Three's Life and Death Row.