Free Postproduction Templates for Filmmakers

46 Free Templates for Filmmakers – Part 3: Post-Production

Your movie is almost finished. What’s next? Now, one of the most important parts of the whole film process begins: “Post-Production”. The best movies may make it look easy. But it isn’t!

The post-production phase usually takes longer than the actual shooting of the film. It can, in fact, take several months to edit all the parts together. The video review process, colour corrections and the addition of music and sound can be a time-consuming process as well.

But with the help of these processes, it is possible to change the general meaning of the film. Furthermore, the atmosphere of the movie can be influenced by music and sound. It can completely alter the tone/mood of a film and gives it a sense of realism. The way in which it is applied has large effects on your end result. It can make or break the whole movie. Every Filmmaker has his own approach, so there are no guidelines.

As a useful tool for filmmakers and editors, we decided to gather together the best templates such as evaluation templates, editing logs and music releases. I hope they will help you organize anything that relates to post-production.

Do not hesitate to check them out and use whichever works for you!

``There are two phases to a movie. First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie. Generally, post-production is longer than filming.`` - Keenen Ivory Wayans
``There are two phases to a movie. First you shoot the movie, and then you make the movie. Generally, post-production is longer than filming.`` - Keenen Ivory Wayans

1. General Post-Production Forms

These great templates should help you maintain a general overview over your finanMany people don’t realize that much of the work starts after the cameras are done rolling. You can hire a professional or you can do it yourself. We’ve gathered some general post-production forms. Hopefully, there is something useful here for you.

2. Sound Reports and Music Agreements

The right music and/or sound are key for how you feel during a scene. It can heavily influence the film. We’ve collected some music and booking agreements, to help you with the organizational stuff. So you can hopefully focus on the sound design.

3. Other Templates

Every list needs a misc category! Here, we listed all templates that didn’t fit into any other category 😉

``Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.`` - Joe Dante
``Editing is where movies are made or broken. Many a film has been saved and many a film has been ruined in the editing room.`` - Joe Dante

Hopefully this article and the two other parts -“163 Free Templates for Filmmakers – Part 1: Pre-Production” and “90 Free Templates for Filmmakers – Part 2: Production” will show you that even the “boring” parts are just as important as the filmmaking process itself.

By the way, if your area of activity is rather placed in the field of design, maybe you’d like to check out this article: “49 Free Forms & Templates for Designers

You probably won’t need all of these templates, but maybe some are exactly what you’ve been looking for.

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As always, let us know what you think. We are looking forward to your feedback!

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