Malindi S., Apr 8, 2019 : The final tutorial in our Mobile Filmmaking Masterclass series is here. Once you have finished filming, the only thing left is your post-production work. This can be very time-consuming and requires attention to detail so pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready. For those of you currently filming your own movies, we’ve compiled a breakdown of the most important points regarding post-production. Be organized Shooting a movie requires an endless amount of footage. If not organized well, you might end up with a jumbled pile of footage. To avoid this, name your footage clearly and organize it a way that makes sense to you. Editing software Giacomo uses Adobe Premier to edit his footage but you can use any editing software that you have access to. If you’ve never done post-production work before, take some time to get to know the program you’re using before you start with editing your movie. Mark the good stuff While working through your footage, it helps to mark that which you feel works best. This allows you to keep what you need and ditch what you don’t. Remember continuity Make sure that each scene follows on the next in a logical way. When switching from a wide to a close-up shot, keep the flow of the scenes natural. Get good tunes Royalty fees are a real thing so only use music that you have a license to or that’s from a public domain. Check out premiumbeat.com and Artlist for music. Or why not try to compose your own music? The final steps Leave the color correction for last since this takes some processing power. Export your video according to the recommended setting for each platform and you’re done! Our Top 10 Directors will now start shooting their short films and we’re really excited to see what they have in store for us. Once we’ve received the videos, we’ll share them with you and select our winners.