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Which Post-Production Puzzle Piece Are You? 6 Different Roles You Can Take in Media Post-Production

From captivating movies to engaging advertisements, Media Production has the power to entertain, inform, and inspire. For young minds with a passion for creativity and storytelling, a career in Media Production can be incredibly rewarding. Whether you're interested in the creative side of things or you're more drawn to the technical side, there's a role out there for you.

First off, it’s important to consider the various stages of Media Production that you can work in.

1- Pre-Production Stage: This beginning stage involves the creation of the story, the selecting of filming locations, budgeting, casting actors, and much more.

2- Production Stage: Filming starts during this stage with the performances occurring in front of cameras, supported by sound and lighting crews, creative designers and the director.

3- Post-Production Stage: Occurring after filming, the visual and audio editing takes place, graphics are designed, and trailers are created.

In this blog post, we will delve into the diverse range of roles available and the character traits that would suit you to the jobs. Here are some common job roles involved in the post-production stage:

  • Post-Production Coordinator: The Organisational Maestro

Post-Production Coordinators manage the entire post-production process, ensuring it stays on schedule and within budget. To excel as a Post-Production Coordinator, you should be exceptional at organising and multitasking, be resourceful in finding solutions to problems that arise, and have brilliant communication skills to liaise between departments.

  • Sound Designer: The Auditory Architect

The role of a Sound Designer is to construct the auditory world of a production. They manipulate sound elements to enhance mood, create atmosphere, and amplify the impact of visual storytelling. From dialogue clarity to sound effects and music selection, sound designers bring depth and realism to the audio component of a production. This role requires a keen ear, technical proficiency, and a knack for combining sounds to evoke emotions.

  • Picture Editor: The Image Illustrator

Once the filming is complete, it's the Picture Editor's turn to work their magic. These Editors are the architects of the visual narrative. They assemble and edit raw footage into a cohesive and captivating final product. Picture Editors possess strong technical skills, a deep understanding of narrative structure, and a flair for storytelling through the art of editing.

  • Visual Effects (VFX) Producer: Visual Magician

In productions that require visual effects, the VFX Producer is responsible for the creation and integration of computer-generated imagery (CGI) and other visual effects. They oversee the VFX teams, budgets, and timelines, ensuring that the effects align with the creative vision. Project management skills, budgeting expertise, and great creativity are necessary character traits to have to be a VFX Producer.

  • Colourist: Masters of the Tonal Palette

Colourists are responsible for colour grading, which involves adjusting the colours and tones of the footage to achieve the desired look and mood. This can dramatically impact the visual aesthetics of the production. To be a successful Colourist, you should have great attention to detail, a visual sensitivity, and be technically proficient in colour grading software.

  • Graphic Designer: The Graphical Genius

Graphic Designers create any on-screen graphics, titles, or text overlays that are needed for the production to enhance visual storytelling. Graphic Designers should have a good attention to detail to create precise graphics, be proficient in graphic design software, and have high levels of creativity.

These are just some of the key job roles involved in the post-production stage of a Media Production. Each role in this stage plays a vital part in bringing projects to life. Are you looking to embark on a rewarding journey into Media Production? Get into contact with us at 01922276162 or email us on

Interested in finding out what roles you could fit into during the Pre-Production stage and Production stage? Check out our previous blog posts to uncover your possible new career path!



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