Description: Working side by side with the director and editor, the post-production supervisor is responsible for the coordination and oversight of the entire post-production process, with the goal of finishing the film on time and on budget.
Knowledge Required: Business, financing, accounting, editing, producing?
Skills: Familiarity with the production process, project management, communication?
Career Path: Post-production supervisors may begin their careers gaining first-hand experience in specialized areas of post-production as editors, producers, or production managers.
Best Cities for this job: Large metropolitan areas with a concentration of entertainment are Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.
Median Annual Income: National: $55,959 CA: $77,100?
Future Growth: The Bureau of Labor Statistic predicts a 14 percent growth in employment between 2008 and 2018.
From the field: “You have to be open and willing to listen to different opinions, whether you agree with them or not." - Nicole Carrasco, Post-Production Supervisor
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