In the world of film and video, there are a lot of arduous tasks. From painstakingly lining up shots or setting pull focus points, to rehearsing long-winded monologues for an exhaustive director who loves long takes, there are plenty of tasks which just take a long time.

However, more so than anything you might find in pre-production or on set, the vast majority of the time spent on any film or video project is most often going to come in the edit and the complex post-production process.

From the dumping and organizing of footage, to working with drafts and feedback, to finalizing projects with color and sound, post-production can easily takes weeks, months, and sometimes even years.

Luckily we have the good folks at MediaSilo (a cloud-native collaboration solution that streamlines your production and post process) to thank for putting together what can only be described as the ultimate guide to post-production workflows.

Let’s check out what this guide will entail and how you can download a version to help with your own workflows and projects.


Why a Post-Production Guide Might Help

So, first and foremost, before one begins to work optimizing their post-production workflow, they should probably have an idea of how the editing process for a video project usually goes. 

The team at MediaSilo, more than anyone perhaps, is uniquely qualified to be subject-matter experts on streamlined post-production simply because so many of its products have to do with asset management and collaboration.

From the second that your cameras stop rolling (or you simply hit the “stop record” button on your digital mirrorless camera), that footage is now a part of your post-production process and should be handled with the utmost care.

Footage needs to be properly transferred, stored, and backed up before you can even begin the long, and often painstaking, task of reviewing, organizing, and cataloging your footage so that your editor (or team of editors) can actually begin making cuts to build out drafts for many different versions.

Regardless of the level or sophistication of your project or team, this post-production process will absolutely benefit from having a streamlined workflow that is optimized both for productivity, as well as security.


What You Can Find in This Workflow Guide

Now let’s go over some of the core components of this post-production workflow guide put together by the MediaSilo team to showcase some of the in-depth elements which they’ll outline. The guide is broken into four stages, which include the following:

  • Stage 1: From Camera to Editing Bay
  • Stage 2: From Raw Footage to Rough Cut
  • Stage 3: The Post Production Team
  • Stage 4: After the Final Cut

As a downloadable asset, this would be an ideal guide to share with your team at any video production house or agency, as well as with any internal teams at businesses that handle significant production needs.


Staying Relevant with Changing Technologies and Trends

At the crux of this post-production guide, MediaSilo’s mission is to keep content creators up-to-date on the latest tools, technologies, and trends and encourages all of us in video production industries to stay open and adaptable to new innovations.

From virtual production to finding creative ways to beat subscription fatigue and stay relevant in high-competition markets, a post-production team needs to stay streamlined, flexible, and creatively minded.

With this guide, I can safely say that anyone looking to learn the basics, while also still focusing less on tools and more on trends, will be ready to tackle any new technologies (like AI or machine learning methods) that might creep into your workflows in the coming years—all built against the solid bedrock of a clear, concise, and optimized workflow.

You can check out and download MediaSilo’s Guide to Post-Production Workflows here.