Monitor post production workflow

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


This Standard is about ensuring that the workflow delivers the product on time, to Standards and to budget. It should also allow scope for the creativity that post production contributes to a project. This Standard should apply to anyone who is involved with monitoring workflow for post production.

Performance criteria

You must be able to:

  1. develop workflow information and documentation needed by

    directors, editors and other people involved

    1. communicate digital workflow requirements to all those involved

    using organisational communication channels, ensuring they are

    clear as to their role and the technical requirements

    1. obtain ongoing information on workflows from reliable sources

    throughout the duration of the project

    1. check that workflows continue to handle the format(s) of material

    that clients produce in an efficient and cost effective way

    1. make sure workflows produce file types consistent with the

    operations required and the various post production outputs


    1. identify threats to timing, cost and technical standards caused by

    workflow and make timely adjustments to combat them

    1. make changes to workflow that minimise additional costs and

    delays and respond to production timing changes

    1. check that security is maintained for files and other material in line

    with company requirements at all stages

    1. check that workflows allow clients to check progress and make

    decisions as specified in agreements with clients

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


Knowledge and Understanding

You need to know and understand:

  1. common hardware and software technical workflows

    1. computer and data network compatibility

    2. function and performance of equipment and software in terms of

    time and capability

    1. principles of standard and non-standard deliverables, file formats,

    digital interconnectivity and elements of audio and video signals

    1. formats used at all stages of workflow and the dependency of one

    stage on another

    1. format and workflow requirements of different types of material

    coming into edit

    1. standards of delivery and expressions of best practice

    2. interfaces between stages of the workflow

    3. legal and company requirements for security and back up

    4. storage capabilities and needs for a project and how to monitor

    and maintain storage levels

    1. how to document and communicate agreed workflow and updates

    in accessible and clear formats

    1. effective ways of communicating with a mixed and changing team

    2. health and safety factors of all equipment and the workplace


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; Workflow