Assist with the post-production process

Business Sectors (Suites): Production (FILM and TV)
Developed by: ScreenSkills
Approved on: 31 Mar 2019


This Standard involves liaising with the various departments involved with post-production, and ensuring that their requirements are met within agreed deadlines. It involves keeping in close contact with everyone involved with post-production, referring upwards to the post-production supervisor or producer, as appropriate.

A basic understanding of the post production process and technical terminology is essential. This includes a knowledge of VFX, tapeless workflows, metadata ingesting and processing. You will often act as the liaison point between the producer and post production team, managing ever changing schedules and re-pencilling bookings accordingly. You may also need to know the contractual delivery obligations of the production and work with the post production team to ensure they are met. This includes both physical delivery and paperwork delivery. 

This Standard is for Production Co-ordinators and Junior Editors.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. maintain an on-going awareness of post-production schedules

  2. liaise with relevant people to establish their requirements for the smooth running of the post-production process

  3. clarify precise requirements when there is ambiguity  or lack of detail 

  4. carry out activities and tasks for which you are responsibille in line with instructions

  5. ensure that all necessary materials and associated paperwork are delivered to post production teams when required

  6. confirm that all clearances are in place to meet requirements

  7. refer any issues or problems with post production work to appropriate people 

  8. maintain frequent communications between all departments involved with post-production 

  9. check availability and price for required equipment, facilities and artistes

  10. make bookings and purchases that fall within budget 

  11. monitor supplies against orders and purchases

Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. the requirements of the post-production schedule

  2. your own level of responsibilities in respect of post-production 

  3. when to refer upwards and who to refer to

  4. when and how to prioritise tasks

  5. when and how to co-ordinate appropriate clearances

  6. methods of communicating with relevant people

  7. how to manage diaries for producers, post production team , facilities and artists

  8. how to locate couriers, providers of equipment and facilities, and artistes

  9. how to check availability and price

  10. how to make bookings and purchases using appropriate purchase orders and booking forms as directed

  11. how to monitor supplies

  12. how to co-ordinate artiste travel and accommodation when required

  13. how to co-ordinate the movements of film materials

  14. how to make theatre and preview bookings

  15. the post production process and technical terminology for picture and sound post production

  16. VFX, production workflows, metadata ingesting and processing

  17. how to arrange post synch sessions when appropriate 

  18. the process for ensuring credits and thanks are accurate and correct


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

30 Mar 2022





Originating Organisation

Screen Skills (formerly Creative Skillset)

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Arts, Media and Publishing, Production Managers, Production Coordinator

SOC Code



Television, Film, Production, Post-Production