Advise production from a post production perspective

Business Sectors (Suites): Post Production
Developed by: ScreenSkills
Approved on: 01 Jan 2017


This Standard is about advising production on the contribution that post production will be able to make, technically and creatively, to a project. It is a very important part of the process which helps avoid unnecessary difficulties in post production when filming or sound recording and ensuring technically satisfactory outputs are created, especially when working with multiple transcodes. This Standard will mainly apply to those at a managerial level but could apply to anyone in post production who is responsible for advising production.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. evaluate what clients expect or need from post production against

    what is feasible and within budget

    1. analyse production plans, workflow, budget and schedule using

    information from reliable sources

    1. identify whether production plans will enable planned post

    production processes and achievement of the specified final look

    1. identify whether planned production deliverables will be

    compatible and meet specification for post production processes

    and that back up policies are followed

    1. brief others at appropriate times on the implications of different

    approaches to media capture on post production

    1. make suggestions for production changes that allow post

    production functions to enhance the creative qualities of projects

    1. propose changes that make overall projects more technically or

    commercially viable

    1. maintain security of files and other material in line with company


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. how to find out from a client what they expect of a project

    1. methods for evaluating the cost and technical feasibility of


    1. the technical expectations and requirements defined in the


    1. sources of information about production plans, workflow, budget

    and schedule and how to access them

    1. the implications for post production of shooting in various media

    and file types

    1. how to shoot to enable VFX and other post production processes

    2. formats that can be used to avoid concatenation effects or

    excessive loss of quality from multiple transcoding

    1. the interaction between technical standards in filming and sound

    recording and the standards required in post production

    1. technical issues relating to picture and sound capture that it would

    be hard or expensive to deal with during post production

    1. creative solutions to which post production can contribute

    2. the creative potential of post production to help the client achieve

    the result they want

    1. how to communicate effectively and work with colleagues to

    resolve problems

    1. current viewing standards and current professional, national and

    international standards of delivery and expressions of best

    practice for the range of platforms and content

    1. back up and security systems and how they should be used for

    the production


Scope Performance

Scope Knowledge





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Version Number


Indicative Review Date

31 Jan 2020





Originating Organisation

Creative skillset

Original URN


Relevant Occupations

Post Production Professionals

SOC Code



Post production; Production; Film; Tv