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.
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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.
- Producer’s Weekly Post-Production Report – Film Contracts
- Video Logging Sheet Template – Fstoppers
- Logging sheet – Learnaboutfilm
- Free Questionnaire Template – Making the Movie
- Cast Member Production Evaluation – Film Contracts
- Daily Editors Log – Dependent Films
- Editing Log – Dependent Films
- Field Tape Log – Dependent Films
- Drive-To – Film Contracts
- Final Cast List – New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-Operative
- Final Cost Report – Telefilm Canada
- Picture Look Agreement – Film Contracts
- Picture Look Agreement – UNCSA Film Network
- Insurance Claim Worksheet – New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-Operative
- Actor Insurance Claim Worksheet – New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-Operative
- Test Screening Feedback – John August
- Post Production Schedule – TrainingAble
- Post Equipment and Service Request – UNCSA Film Network
- Producer’s Production Report – UNCSA Film Network
- Final Cost Report/Mini-Treaty TV Development – Telefilm Canada
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.
- ADR Form – Film Contracts
- Band Booking Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Commercial Music Agreement – Film Contracts
- Music Release Form – New Brunswick Filmmakers’ Co-Operative
- Distribution Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Film Synchronization Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Recording – Mechanical License – ISP Group Inc
- Music Cue Sheet – Sonnyboo
- Original Music Licensing Agreement – Film Contracts
- Radio Recording Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Agency Booking Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- License for a Master Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Foreign Agency Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Record, Sheet Music and Licensing Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Music Scoring Sign Off – Film Contracts
- Music Video Spec Sheet – ISP Group Inc
- Receipt for Master Recording – ISP Group Inc
- Publishing Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Single Song Option – ISP Group Inc
- Agreement for Song Contracting – ISP Group Inc
- Sub-Publishing Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Production/Distribution/Promotion Agreement – ISP Group Inc
- Sound Report – Film Contracts
3. Other Templates
Every list needs a misc category! Here, we listed all templates that didn’t fit into any other category 😉
- Film Production Template/Pop Doc – JonnyElwyn
- Production Requirements Checklist – UNCSA Film Network
- Standard Production Budget Template (Micro-Budget) – Telefilm Canada
- Character Bio Template – Filestage
- Smart Goals Template – Filestage
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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.
Note: You need to discuss your soundtrack or your movie with your co-workers? But you do not have the time to meet up in person? Don’t worry! With Filestage you can manage reviews and approvals within your browser. You simply click on videos, images, audio files (and soon pdf) to leave precise comments and change requests.[
As always, let us know what you think. We are looking forward to your feedback!
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