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 part 1: 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 part 2: 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

Editing part 3: the final finish

You've found the story in the rushes and added music and pictures to bring it to life. Now it’s time to add the final polish to create your finished piece

StrangeCast: Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

An interactive guide to the making of BBC One drama Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell

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

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.

Case study: compositing

Using compositing to combine elements from different shots - editor Nial Brown shows us an example from EastEnders.

Tapeless production

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